Chartered accountancy firm Clement Keys is determined not to let the bed bugs bite for its new not-for-profit client.
The firm is working on behalf of the Bed Bug Foundation, a group dedicated to raising awareness of and improving bed bug management.
The foundation was set up by and is led by Oliver Madge, the former chief executive of the British Pest Control Association and coauthor of the British Pest Management Manual.
Clement Keys is providing assurance services and business advice to the body.
Mr Madge said: “We are very pleased to be connected with Clement Keys and reassured that the trustees and the partners of the foundation will be safely guided through the necessary returns and submissions that a charity will need to make.
“Bed bugs are a bigger bug than most people think and so the need to raise awareness must operate at all levels.”
The firm is also ensuring that the foundation complies with the requirements of the Charity Commission and the Charities SORP.
Bed bugs feed on human blood and over the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in cases, up by a reported 500 per cent, making the need for effective bed bug awareness and communication - both in terms of prevention and cure – all the more important.
Clement Keys partner Fleur Holden said that dealing with the battle against bed bugs was an important issue.
She said: “I’m sure most people would be shocked to learn just how quickly an infestation can spread, and where infestations are now being identified, high profile hotels and retail shops included.”