Japanese Knotweed Experts IWA Join Regulatory Body INNSA, ‘The most powerful voice in the industry’.
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Japanese knotweed and invasive plant specialists, Invasive Weeds Agency (IWA), became members of the regulatory group INNSA (The Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association). This decision was made in order to establish a bench mark for the best possible standards of service to customers and to defend the reputation of the industry against unqualified rogue tradesmen who are attempting to exploit and extort uninformed customers.
IWA have been operating for the last seven years in the control and eradication of invasive plant species specialising in Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam. IWA offer services to private/domestic and commercial clients in addition to the extensive work we do with charities. Invasive Weeds Agency’s Director, Nigel Rudd, explains why INNSA was the choice of trade body for IWA, “From the outset, we have looked to raise the standard of the weed control industry whilst offering our clients value for money. INNSA and its members have the same views as IWA and we are proud to be part of the organisation. Our clients will benefit from the knowledge that we not only meet the BASIS Amenity Assured Standard but that we have the support of most appropriate trade body for the work we undertake.”
Membership of INNSA is the industry gold standard; they aim to provide customers with a high level of professional service by enforcing strict quality standards on all members. Members must be BASIS qualified and have ISO 9000 and ISO 14001; this is to ensure clients are aware all processes within the company they hire are monitored. INNSA even goes as far as to guarantee the completion of all treatment programmes should any member company cease to trade.
The existence of a regulatory body such as INNSA is, unfortunately, necessary; with the profile of invasive species exploding into mainstream media through the impact of Japanese knotweed on property values and house sales, the market has been flooded with people who have very limited experience yet claim to be experts.
IWA is confident that this self-regulation will afford clients peace of mind and guard the industry against the negative influence of unqualified rogue tradesmen.
For further assistance with invasive weeds from Scotland’s leading Japanese knotweed and Giant hogweed consultants and contractors, call Invasive Weeds Agency Ltd on 0845 676 9252, or our head office’s local number on 01383 416 556, or message us here.
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