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Prestigious award for natural parasite control company


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Verm-X the market leaders are celebrating after winning a national award for helping the environment.


Somerset businessman Philip Ghazala and his family have secured a prestigious Green Apple Award for environmental best practice.

Philip heads the team at Verm-X, well known for their range of natural parasite control products for dog, cats and also large animals.

At the awards ceremony at the Tower of London, Philip was presented with the Green Apple Bronze Award in the Farming and Agriculture sector against some of the country’s leading companies.

The Green Apple Environment Awards 2006 recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.


Philip Ghazala with David Bellamy at The Green Apple Environment Awards.


The judges rewarded Verm-X for their successfully researched and manufactured range of effective natural parasite control formulations covering both agricultural and domestic animals.
In his opening speech David Bellamy expressed congratulations to what he called ‘these Champions of British Industry’ and went on to say how the reduction of chemical usage is paramount for our whole environment.

In addition to supporting the Green Apple Awards David Bellamy committed to have a tree planted for each Green Apple Award winner to promote his Tree Appeal movement he promotes with Bill Oddie.

A delighted Philip Ghazala added: “We were extremely pleased to win the bronze award. To successfully enter a pharmaceutical dominated market whilst running as a diversified family business from our converted dairy farm is certainly a cause for celebration.

“We have gained acceptance in both the agricultural and domestic sectors with our professionally researched Verm-X formulations, and secured recognition from the Soil Association for use on Organic Farms.

“We pride ourselves on being, as far as we are aware, the only company in the world focusing on natural parasite control in animals as opposed to having a range of herbal products for different applications.

“This focus has, we feel, assisted us in becoming accepted by both the animal and pet industries as the alternative to chemical parasite control.”