Established in 1895, the first franchisees joined the Wilkins Chimney Sweep brand in 2011. With fifteen (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.
In 2018 Wilkins Chimney Sweep was purchased by Darren Taylor and joined Stumpbusters, Traas Pest Control, PVC Vendo and Thomas Cleaning in the Taylor Made Franchising group of franchises.
The Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchise is now managed by a former franchisee, Richard Bryan, who is a member of the Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS) and is a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep. He brings with him his huge amount of knowledge and experience of the chimney sweeping business, to support all our franchisees on a day to day basis.
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 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:
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.
Other financing options may be available for the right candidates.
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!
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.
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.
Annual repeat business with excellent cash flow!
We are the only bfa accredited chimney sweeping franchise
Build a sustainable, ethical, saleable and scalable business