The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
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Here’s the latest news from the chimney sweeping world:

First live video presentation – Digital booking and databases

First live video presentation – Digital booking and databases

01 May, 2020
The Guild of Master Chimney staged its first live video presentation yesterday. Around 50 members logged in to see presentations on digital booking and management systems by industry experts Thomas Wiggins and Martin Lewis. Guild chairman Lawson Wight hosted...
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Financial summary of developments

Financial summary of developments

30 March, 2020
Financial – summary of government developments. 29th March 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has left many sweeps anxious about their financial security. The Government has put measures in place which aim to assist the self employed and smaller businesses. Obviously...
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Qualifications in chimney sweeping. Why bother.

Qualifications in chimney sweeping. Why bother.

11 March, 2020
Guild chairman Lawson Wight gives us some insight into the importance of qualifications. This article first appeared in the Oct 2019 Sweep Stuff magazine Qualification is a debate that has rumbled on within the sweeping industry for many years....
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New Guild director – Gavin Cater

New Guild director – Gavin Cater

08 March, 2020
Guild members have recently voted in a new company director. The board felt that it was necessary to maintain five directors after Sascha Meding announced he was stepping down. Chairman Lawson Wight said: “We achieved a new level of...
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One Voice – The Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

One Voice – The Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

25 February, 2020
For the first time the chimney sweeping industry has a body that will speak for the majority of professional chimney sweeps. Following considerable effort the five main UK sweep associations have come together to form a Federation of Associations....
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What our members say…

Jason Ross

“And what do you do?” “I’m a chimney sweep.” “The reactions can be interesting, from amusement to sympathy. But what people don’t often realise is that chimney sweeping is probably one of the best jobs in the world! “I have been sweeping for 7 years and have found it to be a very good way […]

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