A key part of her role will be to promote the work of PROMPT and its activities to a range of stakeholders, including record numbers of members, and provide technical expertise.

The 29-year-old joins BASIS from Frontier Agriculture, where she worked as an agronomist.

Already a member of the BASIS register, she’s a qualified advisor for FACTS – the body responsible for setting standards, training and accrediting the Continuing Professional Development of those providing nutrient management advice – and has gained the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.

A graduate of the University of Exeter, she gained a Masters degree from Harper Adams College and is keen to gain the Graduate Diploma in Agronomy with Environmental Management.

Lucy said: “BASIS has been an important part of my career to date so I’m very much looking forward to being a part of the organisation.

“An important part of my job will be to help raise awareness of the register and its importance as a vehicle for professional competence within the pest control industry.”

Stephen Jacob, chief executive of BASIS PROMPT, said: “Lucy will have a key role in developing the profile of the organisation and the service we deliver to our members.

“She also brings practical expertise that’s so important to ensuring we continue the progress we’ve made so far.”