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Best Van Competition 2020

Best Van Competition 2020

01 June, 2020
Congratulations to Glenn from Howat’s Chimney Sweeping who won £250 and the Best Van trophy at this year’s Guild Trade Exhibition. Dave O’Donnell from Essex & Suffolk Chimney Sweeps came a very respectable second and won £100. Torrential rain...
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Teamwork delivers record breaking campaign

Teamwork delivers record breaking campaign

A few (long) weeks ago the first “National Bird Guard Week” was launched at the recent Guild members AGM. The idea was to mobilise the power of many sweeps doing a little bit and raise consumer awareness of the...
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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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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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