About the Team

Please meet our friendly team in Advanced Pest Management.

Mr Urquhart

Iain Urquart

Mr Urquhart is the proprietor and director of APM Ltd established in April 1992.  As Mr Urquhart’s history is intertwined with that of the companies, for a full history, please see the About Us page.

On the 23rd of June 1998 Mr Urquhart was voted on to the Executive Board of the British Pest Control Association where he served until the 10th April 2013.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is the leading UK trade association representing those organisations with a professional interest in the eradication of public health pests.  The BPCA is a not-for-profit organisation which acts in the interests of members and on behalf of the pest management industry within the UK.  Iain is still serving on the Basis Prompt Pest Control Register where he represents Independent Small Companies.

Sue Urquhart

Sue Urquart

After spending many years as a nurse, Sue brings to the team an excellent knowledge base and experience on health matters as well as running the office admin.

Lindsay Silvester

Lindsay Silvester

I have worked for Advanced Pest Management since 1992, and in that time have built up many skills in the controlling of all public health pests associated with our temperate climate.  Even after all of these years in this profession I still believe it is the best job in the world with every new day bringing different challenges.  No two days are the same.  I treat all my customers with honesty, courtesy and in total confidence.

Each year I attend pest control refresher courses, including health and safety and the environment seminars now being a priority each year.  These attract continuing professional development points, so ensuring I remain on the Basis Prompt Register, so that you know, as a customer that I have the most up to date knowledge in the pest control industry.

Mark Piddington

I joined APM in 2017 as a freshly qualified pest control officer. However, my experience didn’t start there. I began my pest control career many, many years ago as a child when I went pigeon shooting with my father who also owned a gun club in Kent. We had many arable farms at our disposal. I was, in fact, the youngest in Great Britain, other than a gamekeeper’s son, to hold a shotgun certificate. Several years later, my experience as a falconer earned me a position in bird control for a national company using birds of prey to keep seagulls from plaguing landfill sites. This then took me towards taking my RSPH Level 2 qualification in pest control and more importantly an exciting position with APM!

Since then, I have furthered my experience and career hugely and I have become a reliable, trustworthy and valued member of a truly great team. I am constantly increasing my knowledge by regularly attending training sessions and seminars that keep me on the Basis Prompt Register which gives our blue chip clients the peace of mind of knowing that I am kept up to date with an ever changing industry.

Sue Tunks

I was delighted to join the team at Advanced Pest Management Ltd in December 2021 as a Health and Safety Officer. I have previously worked in a range of roles including, pharmacy retail, apprenticeship training and assessment, health and safety management, health and safety training and office administration. I have always had a keen interest in health and safety and have achieved a number of qualifications including IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH Certificate in Fire and Risk Management and NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management. Within APM Ltd I will be supporting with health and safety and office administration. I am looking forward to continuing to develop my knowledge and experience within the Pest Control environment.

Christine Barber


Christine runs the office admin, ensures the accounts are completed and ensures that the debts are collected on time.

Mark Smith


I have worked in the computer industry all my life, as a programmer, systems analyst, and business development analyst.  I now run my own consultancy practice and have been engaged by Mr Urquhart to assist in all of the Internet facing business promotion.  With my business analytical experience, I am more than happy to help with everything web related for the business.