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Wilkins Chimney Sweep
The Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise is a van-based, full-time Chimney Cleaning Business that operates from a home-office. The Wilkin's model ticks the boxes for a sustainable, growing, profitable business.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established7 years
  • Current UK Coverage15%
  • Franchisee Support Staff4
  • Personal Investment Req.£9,170 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£13,100 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
  • Part of a collaborative networkYes
Next Steps

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

Was it a business model that offers…

  • 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 - Wilkins practice and actively promote ethical franchising

About the Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise

Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise | Chimney Cleaning BusinessEstablished in 1895, the first franchisees joined the Wilkins Chimney Sweep brand in 2011. With ten (until you join them!) 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.

The Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise Opportunity:

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 Chimney Cleaning Business.

Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise | Chimney Cleaning BusinessWilkins 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)

“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:Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise | Chimney Cleaning Business

  • Chimneys of fireplaces and wood burner flues
  • Supply and fitting of cages,caps and cowls
  • Contracts with letting agents and landlords
  • Pressure washing paths,patios and driveways
  • CCTV inspections and surveys
  • Car parks and walkway surface cleaning

Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise | Chimney Cleaning BusinessThe Investment

The franchise fee is ‘low’ at £5,000 plus VAT 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 the Wilkins Chimney Sweep model.

Next steps…

If you are serious about becoming your own boss and building a saleable asset for your future then the Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise want to hear from you!

Find out more about the Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise, the successful Chimney Cleaning Business. Click below now!

What Our Franchisees Say

WILKINS CHIMNEY SWEEP have been very supportive in providing both practical training, and also advice on how to run a business with accounting and tax information.


I liked the idea of working for myself doing something more hands on than I had been used to as an ex-surveyor. Franchising gave me professional backup, training and an established name to use.


Why Choose Us

Annual repeat business with excellent cash flow!

Build a sustainable, ethical, saleable and scalable business

We are the only bfa accredited chimney sweeping franchise

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