A multi-award-winning, multi-service business opportunity

A Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise offers you the chance to run your own local business in a market with growing demand and diverse income streams. You can enjoy recurring custom, ongoing support led by former franchisees, and a close-knit network of business owners operating from Whitley Bay to Worthing.

And because the most important thing you need to be successful is personality, this is a business opportunity for anyone who’s fit, friendly and full of ambition! Our comprehensive training and support will help you handle any and all operational and business challenges.

Why start a Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise?

As a Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchisee, your business will provide a wide range of services to your local communities, including:

  • ​Chimney and flue sweeping
  • Fitting bird and rain protection to chimneys (cages, caps and cowls)
  • Maintenance, such as removing birds nests and blockages
  • Wider consultancy and advice from CCTV surveys, advice on the efficient use of woodburners, carbon monoxide alarms and associated sales
  • Path, patio and driveway cleaning

Key advantages at a glance:

  • Fulfil your ambition to run your own successful business and be your own boss
  • Low investment cost, low overheads and the flexibility to set your own hours
  • Positive cash flow from an early stage and repeat business brings recurring income
  • Unrivalled, award-winning training with ‘live’ customers on real chimneys (you can expect to sweep or be involved in sweeping around 80 chimneys during training)
  • Be part of the UK’s largest team of independent chimney sweeps operating under one brand
  • Guidance on how to launch, run and grow a successful business, delivered by ex-franchisees – who better to support you than those who have been where you are?
  • Start as an owner-operator, scale up when you’re ready to add a second van and take on staff, growing a valuable asset with strong resale value
  • Brand power, heritage and reputation that’s second to none in sweeping
  • The option to add on a secondary brand, Wilkins PowerClean, to enjoy strong year-round demand and really make your business soar

What does it take to succeed?

None of our franchisees had experience at chimney sweeping before joining us (and most didn’t have any business experience!) – but they had the desire to learn a technical trade and, equally as importantly, to learn to run a successful business. One of our most successful was actually afraid of heights before he started his business!

We offer award-winning training and support on the technical aspects of sweeping as well as on marketing, admin and growing your business.

That’s why your personality is far more important than what’s on your CV. This is very much a people business, perfect for those who are friendly, enjoy providing a great local service, and have the ambition to be their own boss.

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