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Nick Rance

15 October, 2019
    Nick Rance

    In 2013 I decided to enter the chimney sweeping industry and paid to train as a sweep. After a couple of days training in a classroom I was given a certificate, sold some dodgy tools and wished the best of luck in my new career.

    I discovered after a couple of years trading as an incompetent chimney sweep that I needed more than luck – some proper training was required as I was unintentionally putting people’s lives at risk.

    “In 2016 I decided to bite the bullet and invest money in some proper training. I researched my options and came to the conclusion that the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was my best option as I wanted to do things right this time.

    From the moment I contacted the Guild I haven’t looked back. The training was very thorough, from the week in classroom with the excellent instructors through to practical on-site training with some excellent sweeps. All of them have been extremely helpful and if you don’t quite understand something they take the time to explain.

    Since I joined the Guild my business has really taken off and I now feel properly qualified to deliver a very professional service. I’m still on a learning curve and when I encounter a problem on a job there’s always someone who can give me advice and reassurance which makes the job so much easier.

    I look forward to being part of the Guild in the future and taking my career forward with them.”


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