The cleaning industry in general is worth a colossal £24 billion to the UK economy, the British Cleaning Council has announced. Within that, specialist niche services such as chimney sweeps have a chance to cash in on the nation’s growing desire to nest build, rather than move, in an uncertain economic climate.
This is particularly true in the light of recent campaigns highlighting how vital it is for property owners to keep their chimneys swept to avoid fire risks. One trade body connected to fire safety found that one third of website visitors were seeking information on approved chimney sweeps.
The British love of an open fire place shows no signs of receding and the nation’s growing consciousness of health issues means flues will always need maintenance. This means anyone with an interest in this niche cleaning sector needs to brush up on their business management skills to carve a share of the revenue available.
Having the backing and support of an established company can make it far more feasible to thrive, not just survive, in any cleaning venture. Leading chimney sweep companies provide interested entrepreneurs with technological support (e.g. websites), as well as training and marketing help to build domestic and commercial customer bases. They can also ensure that all indemnity and compliance issues are dealt with, as these can be weighty in this particular type of enterprise.
Sometimes it simply comes down to getting preferential rates for the high-tech equipment needed to secure industrial and commercial contracts, which a franchiser can help with. Among the companies seeking new franchisees to cover a specific location or locations are Wilkins Chimney Sweep, who also offer other property services and are a big player in this field. There is also Pete the Sweep, which is based in Yorkshire but seeking new territory partners.
To make sure your business dream doesn’t go up in smoke, contact us today to be matched with a chimney sweep franchise that can put your new business on the up.