Case Study: Museum
Sector: Tourism - Museums & Attractions
Who: Roy Taylor
The museum is one of the UK’s largest purpose built art galleries outside London. The gallery houses both historic and modern art and the highlight of the displays are the unique collection of sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, gifted by the Hepworth Estate.
The building has been specifically designed by the renowned David Chipperfield Architects and includes an auditorium, learning studios, gardens, café and shop. With millions of pounds worth of artwork housed in the building the gallery needs reliable pest control.
AG Pest Management have been providing pest management services within the building since March 2010. The estates manager responsible for all contracts and explains “Pest management was the first contract I set up when I joined the gallery a year ago. We invited quotes from three separate pest management companies. We chose AG Pest Management not only because they provided a competitively priced quote but also because they are a large enough company to handle our requirements and yet also provide the personalised friendly service of a smaller family organisation. In addition I was keen to take on a local company to encourage our green credentials”.
He goes on to explain how accessibility, reliability and value for money are the key things that make AG Pest Management stand out. “I know that if I need something urgently I can call Adrian on his mobile and he will answer. Similarly when AG Pest Management say they will visit they do and their pest knowledge and skills is valued. I do think they provide the best value for money and with a facility such as our museum we want to ensure the service levels are in place”.