This award is given in memory of Pete Guest who was an inspirational figure in the bat conservation movement for more than 20 years. Each year, the bat world is invited to nominate individuals who have made an outstanding practical contribution to bat conservation.

The criteria for the award include: dedication, innovation, enthusiasm and inspiration in making a difference, both to bats and to people, helping make BCT's vision become a reality.

2021 Winner

Congratulations to this year's winner, Tony Atkinson!

Tony has been a dedicated bat conservationist in the Cornwall area for many decades, and has inspired and supported many in their own batty journeys. Well done Tony.

Thank you to everyone who provided nominations and/or taken the time to vote. A total of seven bat workers (including two joint nominations) were nominated in 2021 and we received almost 400 votes.

Congratulations to all the nominees, your enthusiasm and dedication has inspired those around you:

  • Roger and Sylvia Jiggins
  • Nik Knight
  • Tricia Scott
  • Edward and Helen Wells

You can read the supporting statements for the 2021 nominees here.


If you have any questions about the Pete Guest Award please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing Abby Packham the Bat Groups Officer.

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