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Adrian Steel is the winner of the Wilkins Chimney Sweep Franchisee of the Year Award 2018. Adrian joined Wilkins in June 2012 and covers North Hampshire and Southampton.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established7 years
  • Current UK Coverage15%
  • Franchisee Support Staff4
  • Personal Investment Req.£9,170 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£13,100 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
  • Part of a collaborative networkYes
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Wilkins Franchisee of the Year 2018

30th April 2018

Wilkins Franchisee of the Year 2018

Wilkins Chimney Sweep are delighted to announce that the winner of their Franchisee of the Year Award 2018 is Adrian Steel who covers North Hampshire and Southampton.

Adrian joined Wilkins in June 2012 and this is the second time he has received the award. His attention to running his business is exceptional and in 2017 he expanded by buying a second territory and employing a sweep in the area. Austin Adams joined the team in 2017 and has helped Adrian to significantly expand his business.

Franchisee of the Year winners are selected on a 'Balanced Scorecard' that takes into consideration business standards, approach, service delivery, territory coverage, marketing standards and engagement with the rest of the Wilkins team. It is not based on the income but certainly Adrian is always top of the league when we measure the figures.

Adrian’s online review scores are excellent with an average of 9.94 across 784 reviews to date on CheckATrade.

Adrian isn’t all about the sweeping – he is a member of the Wilkins Digital Forum, which represents the views of the Franchisees in growing the digital presence, and in particular the soon to be launched new operations website.

And Wilkins encourage franchisees to not be 'all about the work' – Adrian has two young children who he is able to spend time with and takes an active role in raising along with his wife, who works full time as a lawyer.

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I liked the idea of working for myself doing something more hands on than I had been used to as an ex-surveyor. Franchising gave me professional backup, training and an established name to use.


WILKINS CHIMNEY SWEEP have been very supportive in providing both practical training, and also advice on how to run a business with accounting and tax information.


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Build a sustainable, ethical, saleable and scalable business

Annual repeat business with excellent cash flow!

We are the only bfa accredited chimney sweeping franchise

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