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Description: Start your own chimney sweep franchise, providing a safe, professional and efficient chimney cleaning service in clients' homes and businesses. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £13,100. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes. Part-time: Yes.


Video Interview with a Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchisee

Video Interview with a Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchisee

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What attracted a former Senior Manager, Surveyor, Police Inspector, Pest Control Franchisee and other Small Business Owners?

Was it a business model that offers… 

Wilkins Team✓  Positive cash flow -
payment is typically received at each job.

✓  Multiple revenue streams -
enjoy a stable income throughout the year.

✓  Repeat business -
build a customer base to ultimately support multiple vans.

✓  Market leading equipment
the best equipment and systems in the industry.

✓  Recession resistant services
periodic cleaning services required year in, year out.

✓  bfa accredited member
we practice and actively promote ethical franchising.

The Wilkins Chimney Sweep multi-award winning business model appeals to professionals looking to take control of their future by developing their own local van-based business.

John Baldacchino“Wilkins are able to support franchisees through leveraging purchasing power and through offering support services that would normally be financially restrictive for a small business. By doing so it makes my business more profitable. In addition to this, the knowledge base available to me on technical and commercial issues are extensive” John Baldacchino – Wilkins Chimney Sweep (West Cheshire)

A Profitable Business

With an average 50% net profit margin, this proven multi-van business can, with your hard work,  deliver a typical middle managers salary. Your investment is £13,100 - the major high street banks have endorsed our business model based on our existing sweeps performance and are happy to lend up to 70% of this initial investment (subject to status).

Adrian Steel"Whilst I enjoyed my previous employed role, I was constantly aware that I wanted a new challenge away from sales, as well as the opportunity to be my own boss. After lots of research regarding the different franchises available I discovered Wilkins Chimney Sweep." Adrian Steel - Wilkins Chimney Sweep (North Hampshire)


Franchisees and their teams deliver a range of seasonal domestic and commercial cleaning services including: 

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About Wilkins Chimney Sweep

bfa logoEstablished in 1895, the first franchisees joined the Wilkins Chimney Sweep brand in 2011. With ten (until you join us!) franchisees operating, the business model is proven up and down the UK and is now looking to ‘sweep’ across the country.

Managing Director, Peter Harris, is a member of the steering committee for the Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS) and is a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep. Louise Harris, Franchise Director is a pro-active member of the bfa and EWIF, embracing and promoting ethical franchising in the UK and is a qualified business trainer. 

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The franchise fee is ‘low’ at £5000 plus but there is additional investment in the training, kit, marketing launch, clothing, technology and van. Your initial investment is £13,100 plus VAT and it is possible to borrow up to 70% of this initial investment through the major high street banks that have endorsed our model.

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