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Ready to Burn – or Not? What are your local suppliers doing?

Ready to Burn – or Not? What are your local suppliers doing?

20 May, 2022
Lawson Wight talks us through regulatory changes for wood fuel suppliers. Fact checking – please see the end of this article for links to the relevant government documents. From 1st May this year (2022) the law in England for...
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Training for Sweeps – What happens on the Guild course?

Training for Sweeps – What happens on the Guild course?

14 May, 2022
To take the next step please visit Training Courses – The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
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Insurance Savings for Guild Members

Insurance Savings for Guild Members

06 April, 2022
The Guild has been working with insurance brokers Towergate to develop a package of insurance for members. Early last year, Guild director Gavin Cater was ‘shopping around’ for insurance after the popular industry insurer he was with significantly increased...
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Opportunities for Updates & Continual Learning

Opportunities for Updates & Continual Learning

23 March, 2022
Lawson Wight highlights the case and the opportunities for continual learning. As professional chimney sweeps, I’m sure we all understand that we never stop learning. Of course, this is the case with many occupations but even sweeps with 30+...
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VAT’s The Way To Do It!

VAT’s The Way To Do It!

15 March, 2022
Guild member David Sudworth talks about his own experiences of registering  for Value Added Tax… Mention VAT to most tradespeople and theyíll go running for the hills.  But with business-savvy people entering the trade, and demand for our professional services, the number of sweeps going VAT registered is climbing.  My own business,...
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What our members say…

Ali Swainston

“During my research I had come across some forum talk online which was very negative about the cost of the Guild’s training program. I guess it does seem like a lot of money to start with but, like most things, there is more to it than meets the eye and you get a lot more […]

Ali Swainston (ISIS Chimney Care)
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