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Meet the Team

  • Martin Cobbald

    Martin Cobbald

    Director

    Martin has been pest controlling since he was 16 years old. He started out in the fumigation crew at Dealey Fumigation and went on to be manging director of the company nine years later. He took on the Managing Director role at Step Pest Control in 2016

    Brief Description

    Irritatingly positive and unthinkably hairy.

    Special Powers

    Insects are his main passion, be they pests or not, he is a good contact if you have something scary and bug shaped and you’re not sure what to do...

  • Kevin Markham

    Kevin Markham

    Technical Manager

    Kevin has spent 11 years as a pest controller on some of the most prestigious sites in the UK. His enormous knowledge of all aspects of pest control service led him to the natural role of Technical Manager.

    Brief Description

    Has an extraordinary attention to detail and a serious aptitude for learning.

    Special Powers

    Knows the food manufacturing world through and through. A tenacious creature when it comes to pre-audit checks.

     

  • David Burgess

    David Burgess

    Fumigation Manager

    David has been working in the fumigation industry for 21 years beginning his career at Igrox as Operations Manager. He progressed to head up the operations team and oversaw the transition of Igrox’s business during their merger with Connaught Plc.

    Later in his career he ran fumigation operations for Rentokil as Fumigation Manager for the UK. He now has his dream job as Fumigation Manager for Dealey Fumigation covering the whole of the UK.

    Brief description

    David is the most technically qualified fumigation professional in the UK. Enough said.

    Special powers

    When he gets that far-away look in his eye, he’s probably already worked out your insect problems and started thinking about bicycles.

  • Keith Patterson

    Keith Patterson

    Fumigation Technician

    We genuinely don’t know when Keith began his career as a fumigator. All we know is it was with Igrox and it was a veeeerrryyy long time ago. A fumigation lifer, he has worked with methyl bromide, sulfuryl fluoride, chloropicrin, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, cyanide, phosphine and probably much more.

    Brief description

    Has seen it all. Every time we think we’ve come up with something new, Keith has already done or tried something similar!

    Special powers

    Knows every bird in the UK by name. Frank, Emily, Sandra, all of them.

     

  • Stuart Homer

    Stuart Homer

    Fumigation Technician

    Stuart did his training at NIAM. He knows a lot about grain. He’s a multi-talented technician and is one of the few in our company who can take on all pest control and fumigation tasks with equal proficiency. He has been a lead fumigator for three years now and continues to excel every day.

    Brief description

    For a long time Stuart was barley inspector for Pauls Malt. Since joining us he spends most of his time playing with beans, rice, wheat and barley. So we have made his life 300% better…

    Special powers

    Stuart loves pugs. Is absolutely correct in loving pugs. Everyone should love pugs. If they don’t love pugs, they can’t work here.

  • Curtis Eyres

    Curtis Eyres

    Grain Care Technician

    Curtis is our newest member of the fumigation team. He came here in 2016 and was immediately thrown in the deep end. Thankfully he floated, forgave us and has never stopped learning since.

    Brief description

    Curtis started his career as a farm hand and has thankfully never lost the accent. Now he still gets to work with grain and can do a job where he uses his brain. It’s a win-win.

    Special powers

    Knows EVERYTHING about traaaactors.

  • Kevin Mawby

    Kevin Mawby

    Service Technician

    Kevin has been controlling pests for fourteen years. Ten of them with Step. He understands the full range of customer requirements from farming, to factories, to science faculties, there is not much Kevin hasn’t seen.

    Brief Description

    Rides bikes and shoots guns. Just like Mad Max. Or The Terminator. Or Steve McQueen. Only better.

    Special Powers

    Extraordinary fabricating skills when it comes to proofing. Pure precision when it comes to servicing. It is also a well-known fact that Kevin talks more about pests than any other human being alive today.

  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

    Service Technician

    Michael has been in and around pest control all his life, he joined Step sixteen years ago and he is not allowed to leave.

    Brief Description

    He is a bit of a charmer and a bit of a history buff. Lucy Worsley, be warned!

    Special Powers

    He used to be the UK Hive Inspector for MAFF. What Michael doesn’t know about bees and wasps has never been written down.

  • Lewis Clarke

    Lewis Clarke

    Service Technician

    Lewis is a true country boy with a glittering pest control past. He started his career at Rentokil, quickly progressing to the role of Job Tech before being promoted to Step Pest Control.

    Brief Description

    A true country boy, Lewis has a team of working dogs that appear out of nowhere if he whistles a descending major seventh.

    Special Powers

    Bird proofing technician extraordinaire. Lewis is comfortable working at heights that would make a pilot wobbly at the knees.

  • Andy Hughes

    Andy Hughes

    Service Technician

    Andy joined us from a national pest control company where he was rushed from contract to contract in minimum time. Since joining us he has begun to enjoy the benefits of managing his own time including being able to do his job properly and thoroughly!

    Brief Description

    Potentially too attractive for pest control. We may have to get rid of him.

    Special Powers

    Consistency. High standards. Consistently high standards. You are lucky to have him.

  • Dean Cross

    Dean Cross

    Service Technician

    Dean has been controlling pests for 23 years! He has seen a lot in his time. He brings a lot of knowledge and retains that fire in the belly for high standards.

    Brief description

    Intense

    Special Powers

    Everything is always tidy and beautiful on Dean’s watch. He will take your pest control contract and turn it into a work of art.