From Boardroom to Sweeping Broom

After over two decades of shaping successful marketing campaigns for renowned brands such as TUI, Auto Trader, Sue Ryder and The BBC, Gary Walker, 42, is stepping into a new chapter of his professional life with the launch of his chimney sweep and stove maintenance business “Swept.”.

With a wealth of experience in the world of direct marketing, Gary Walker brings his customer-centric approach to a unique and time-honoured profession — chimney sweeping. Gary’s transition from marketing specialist to HETAS trained chimney sweep marks a significant career shift.

Gary said: “I’ve had an incredible journey in direct marketing, working with some fantastic brands and creative teams, now, I’m excited to adopt a different approach to my working life in an area I’m extremely interested in. I’ve possessed an interest in the domestic solid fuel industry for a number of years, and successfully cofounded solid fuel company GD Logs whilst living in the North East over 10 years ago. GD Logs now boasts over 4000 domestic customers and a recently opened retail store”.

Serving the communities of Huddersfield, Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and the surrounding areas. Swept, will offer a range of services, including chimney inspections, cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. Gary’s extensive marketing background and solid fuel experience has equipped him with the skills necessary to build a strong brand presence and ensure that every customer interaction is a positive and memorable experience.

Gary Walker has undergone rigorous HETAS training to earn his accreditation and was the first sweep in the UK to pass the H011 Sweep & Service Technician course. HETAS provide industry-leading training to increase the safe and environmentally responsible use of biomass and other solid fuels, appliances, and associated technologies. This ensures that Swept adheres to the highest industry standards and safety practices.

“My HETAS training is a testament to my commitment to delivering top-notch chimney services that prioritise safety and reliability.” said Gary.

As he embarks on this new career journey, Gary looks forward to forging lasting connections with his customers and building a reputation for excellence in his community.

For more information about Swept or to schedule an appointment, please visit or contact Gary directly at 07918 592288.

About Swept by Gary Walker: Swept by Gary Walker is a HETAS trained chimney sweep business launched by seasoned marketing professional Gary Walker, with over 20 years of experience in direct marketing. Gary has worked on major campaigns for leading brands like TUI, Auto Trader, Sue Ryder and The BBC. In 2023, he transitioned to a new career as a HETAS Accredited chimney sweep, serving the communities of Huddersfield, Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and the surrounding areas. Swept is committed to providing high-quality chimney services that prioritise safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction.