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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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Wet Wood & Coal: Government Fuels Briefing

Wet Wood & Coal: Government Fuels Briefing

You will have no doubt seen the headlines over the weekend regarding the Government’s announcement on fuels. This forms part of the Clean Air Plan and an announcement has been in the pipeline for a while. As an organisation,...
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What our members say…

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 […]

Nick Rance (Rance and Broom Chimney sweeping)
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