The Pete Guest Award

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.


Thank you to everyone who has provided nominations and supporting statements for the Pete Guest Award this year. Congratulations to this year’s nominees:

  • Ella Gibbs
  • Jane Harris
  • Roger & Sylvia Jiggins
  • John Kaczanow
  • Fiona Mathews
  • Steve Parker
  • Jane Rock

You can read more about their work for bat conservation in the supporting statements, found in appendices 1-7 of the document below.

To register your vote

Please complete the online voting form by clicking on the link below.

This requires your name, email address (to ensure one vote per person) and your vote. Your name and email address will be stored by BCT solely for the purpose of regulating voting and will be deleted after presentation of the award.

Voting will close at 9am on Friday 30th August 2024.

If you have any questions or issues with the voting process please don’t hesitate to get in touch via

Announcement of winner

The award winner will be announced at the National Bat Conference, 13th – 15th September 2024. The award winner will also be invited to give their acceptance speech again at the Bat Workers Forum on Thursday 24th October 2024.

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

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