Housekeepers team up with recyclers

October 15, 2019

The Rossendale division of Bright & Beautiful, the domestic housekeeping franchise, has teamed up with Helmshore Recycling to offer its customers more ways to go green.

A new recycling programme allows clients to leave their recyclable waste with the Bright & Beautiful team during their routine cleans. This includes items that Rossendale Borough Council would not normally be able to recycle such as crisp packets, plastic toothbrushes and confectionary wrappers.

 
The team has also turned its laundry and ironing shop into a recycling collection point. Located at 88A Bank Street, Rawtenstall, the shop will not only deliver high-quality ironing, laundry and dry-cleaning to clients and the general public, but will also provide a space for people to drop off their recycling.

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The collected waste is being sent to Helmshore Recycling, a registered public drop off point for TerraCycle. Helmshore Recycling is run by Samantha Woodend alongside her daughter Caitlin. The pair currently average between 50 to 60kgs of collected waste every month where all proceeds go to various local charities.

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Samantha and Caitlin from Helmshore Recycling said: “We’re seeing increasing growth in the number of people that are using our services and know that, with the assistance of Bright & Beautiful, we’ll not only be able to prevent more recyclable items from entering landfill but will also be able to raise more money for our chosen charities.”

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Nicola Bailey, franchise owner of Bright & Beautiful, said: “As an environmentally friendly company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to decrease our environmental impact by reducing plastic usage and waste. Our collaboration with Helmshore Recycling has opened our eyes to the potential for waste and knowing what can be recycled.”

BY TIM ALDRED

Source: Lancashire Business View

Clean sweep for Malvern cleaning firm Bright and Beautiful

October 12, 2019

AWARD-winning Malvern entrepreneurs, Stuart Callister and Eve Winkler, have plenty to celebrate this month, with a 170 per cent growth in turnover.

The pair run professional domestic housekeeping franchise, Bright and Beautiful which offers cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing, and has delivered more than 3,000 home service cleans over a 12-month period.

 
With an ever-expanding client base of busy local people in need of a domestic cleaning service, they have also expanded their team to 18 professional housekeepers.

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Their hard work and dedication was recognised earlier this month when they won Best Domestic Cleaning Service Provider in the customer satisfaction category in the 2019 Midlands Enterprise Awards.

During their time as franchise owners, Stuart and Eve have played actives roles in their local community; earlier this year Stuart was made a Worcestershire Ambassador in recognition of his efforts to promote the county as a great place to live, visit and do business.

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Mr Callister said: “Eve and I are very proud to be celebrating our second year in industry. It’s so gratifying to see the success and growth of the business but, most of all, we love helping our clients enjoy their hard-earned free time; it’s truly so rewarding to see how much our clients value our service.

“With the support of the dedicated teams at head office, we’ve achieved more than we could have imagined. This year in particular has been a real turning point for the business in terms of growth and, as we continue to flourish, we will continue to strive to deliver an exceptional service that’s at the heart of the community.”

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Operating across the Malvern Hills and Worcestershire, Bright and Beautiful covers Malvern, West Malvern, Colwall, Cradley, Upton Upon Severn, Ledbury, Bromyard, Wellend, Worcester, Droitwich, Whittington, Broadwas, Upper Broadheath, Alfrick, Powick and surrounding areas.

It is part of a national network of more than 65 franchisees building their own local business, creating more than 800 jobs and delivering more than 10,000 home cleans per month.

By Robert Hale

Source: Malvern Gazette

York teacher, Emma Bini, cleans up after career swap

August 9, 2019

A TEACHER from York has swapped her career in education for a new domestic housekeeping franchise business – Bright & Beautiful.

Emma Bini, who lives in Bishopthorpe, is now the owner of Bright & Beautiful Wetherby, which is based in York.

 
Prior to launching the franchise, Emma dedicated her time to teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) in secondary schools where she specialised in French and Spanish. Following her time studying in Spain, Emma spent a year teaching in Venezuela before returning to Yorkshire and teaching in Wakefield.

After 13 years of working in education and juggling a young family with work, Emma decided that she wanted a change of career that would allow her to take control of her destiny. She chose to buy a franchise as she had always wanted to be her own boss, and felt that the managerial and organisational skills she had gained from leading seven other MFL teachers would be transferable and invaluable to the day to day running of her own business.

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Emma is accompanied by her team of three local professional housekeepers, all of whom have been carefully selected, referenced and DBS checked, and they will work in teams to ensure reliability and client peace of mind. The teams will deliver a bespoke and tailored service that offers cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing and will only use eco-friendly products and equipment to ensure they protect the health of their clients, their children and the team.

Emma said: “When I first decided to make a career change, I initially considered starting up a business on my own, but quickly realised that my lack of business experience would hinder my potential. Franchising seemed to provide the perfect balance of having the freedom to grow my own business, while receiving the support and expertise that I was missing.

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“Having had some unsatisfactory cleaning experiences myself, I could certainly see the demand for a reliable client-facing company. When I heard about Bright & Beautiful’s level of professionalism and their eco-friendly and ethical ethos, I just knew it would be a perfect fit. I’m so excited to get this business going and to begin delivering a world class service to my local community.”

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Bright & Beautiful Wetherby, which launched on August 1, covers York, Wetherby, Boston Spa, Tadcaster and the surrounding areas.

Emma joins the growing national network of more than 65 franchisees each building their own local business.

By Daniel Willers

Source: York Press

Bright & Beautiful’s first mother and daughter duo

July 31, 2019

The housekeeping service Bright & Beautiful has welcomed its first ever mother and daughter franchise team, Jane and Katie Brookes.

The pair who have taken the Basingstoke territory will be offering eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing services to clients across the town, in addition to serving further customers in the Hampshire area of Andover and North of Winchester.

 
Before launching her new business, Jane worked for 30 years in policing in addition to carrying out a number of major home renovations, including building her own house. Her daughter, Katie, has experience in the hospitality sector and has worked closely with her mother on the design and management of a new build project, as well as recently completing a psychology degree.

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Jane explains that she had been a Bright & Beautiful client herself and loved the way that the housekeeping team always left her home feeling like a hotel.

“When I was considering a new career, the chance to run a business with Katie combined with our mutual love of houses and interior design, made the decision to launch our own professional and ethical housekeeping firm a very easy one,” enthuses Jane.

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Jo Vorwerg, franchise recruitment manager of Bright & Beautiful, said: “Demand for professional housekeepers has been on the rise in the UK for the past decade as our lives become ever busier. As a result, we have seen an increasing number of franchise owners like Jane and Katie who are leaving professional careers to start their own new business in this booming sector.”

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‘A winning team’
“We are so pleased to welcome our first mother daughter duo to the network and the combination of Jane’s organisational and people management skills, combined with Katie’s knowledge of psychology to deliver great customer service looks set to make them a winning team,” added Vorwerg.

Launched in the UK in 2007, Bright & Beautiful says it now has over 60 franchisees employing more than 700 people and delivers over 10,000 home service cleans per month.

Source: Franchise World

Eco-friendly housekeeping business launches first Welsh franchise in Newport

May 28, 2019

Bright & Beautiful a national domestic housekeeping service provider and part of Neighbourly, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has launched its first franchise in Wales this month as part of a national expansion programme.

Adelaide Morgan will be running the professional housekeeping business, delivering eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing services to clients across the Newport and neighbouring areas.

Adelaide joins the Bright & Beautiful team of more than 60 franchise owners after a 10-year career in social care.

She plans to create a number of jobs for local men and women over the coming months.

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Adelaide said: “Having tried a number of cleaning companies myself I know just how hard it can be to find one that delivers what they promise.

“That initial frustration was what drove me to research housekeeping franchises and Bright & Beautiful’s reputation, testimonials and ethical values ticked absolutely all the boxes. I’m enormously excited to be bringing this award winning brand to Wales for the first time and to be bringing a business of this quality to my community.”

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Jo Vorwerg, franchise recruitment manager at Bright & Beautiful, said: “We are delighted to be extending the reach of Bright & Beautiful yet again and to be launching the network into Wales for the very first time.

“The business opportunities we offer are highly attractive to professional men and women seeking a new career direction. Our reputation, growing presence in the marketplace and awareness opportunities like our Discovery Days are putting us on an impressive growth trajectory for 2019 and we look forward to welcoming many more Welsh franchise owners to our team.”

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Launched in 2007, Bright & Beautiful is a national network of franchisees building their own local business, employing more than 700 people, with a multi-million-pound turnover and delivering more than 10,000 home service cleans per month.

By Jo Barnes

Source: South Wakes Argus

Cleaning franchise looks to shine on high street

January 24, 2019

Bright & Beautiful, a cleaning franchise in Rossendale is set to establish its own high street presence.

Nicola Bailey, of Bright and Beautiful, was the winner of the best service business prize at the 2018 Rossendale Business Awards.

And now she’s using that momentum to open a drop-in laundry and ironing shop in Bank Street, Rawtenstall.

She said: “The future is really exciting for our business and we have so much to celebrate – both the opening of the new shop and recognition for the quality and scope of the service that we deliver to our customers.”

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Her team of housekeepers, now numbering 10, has been around since 2011.

She has contracts across the Rossendale valley and as far afield as Bury and Bolton.

Nicola added: “We are looking forward to welcoming new customers into our shop and to take care of the jobs they don’t have time for or enjoy doing themselves, leaving them free to enjoy their hard-earned free time!”

Since 2017 Bright and Beautiful has been a trade service brand for Banbury-based Neighbourly.

Source: Lancashire Telegraph

Business boost for Rossendale as eco-friendly housekeeping franchise opens new shop

January 19, 2019

Rossendale has been given a business boost with a new eco-friendly cleaning and laundry shop set to open in its town centre. Bright & Beautiful, the award-winning professional domestic housekeeping franchise, will open its doors on 18th January to local residents in and around the town.

The success of Bright & Beautiful’s cleaning service has led to the expansion of a drop-in laundry and ironing shop in Rossendale and will be located at 88A Bank Street, Rawtenstall.   Set up seven years ago with a team of 10 professional housekeepers, the business will continue to provide a range of eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing to the highest standards of security and service.

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Franchise owner, Nicola Bailey, has also recently won the prestigious ‘Service Business’ award at the annual Rossendale Business Awards 2018 for being the most successful and sustainable Rossendale service business.  The awards are an annual showcase for the achievements, quality and diversity of local businesses and enterprising people with 18 different categories.

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Thrilled with the launch of her new shop and winning the award, Nicola Bailey, added: “The future is really exciting for our business and we have so much to celebrate – both the opening of the new shop and recognition for the quality and scope of the service that we deliver to our customers”.  It is great to be able to demonstrate how we have a track record of success since we began trading in 2011 and to share how we plan to further develop and grow our business.  We are looking forward to welcoming new customers into our shop and to take care of the jobs they don’t have time for or enjoy doing themselves, leaving them free to enjoy their hard-earned free time.”

Source: Business Lancashire

Bright & Beautiful hits 60 franchise milestone

January 10, 2019

Bright & Beautiful, a national domestic housekeeping service provider and part of Neighborly, formerly the Dwyer Group, is welcoming four new franchisees to its growing network, taking the number across the UK to 60.

 

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Alex Vorwerg will be taking over the Sandbach and Nantwich franchise territory, bringing with him the experience and expertise drawn from a successful career in sales and compliance management during which time he managed teams of over 30 people. Having wanted to run his own business for several years and after researching a number of opportunities, Alex will now be putting his customer service, sales and team management skills to best use in this very high demand area of Cheshire.

 

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Nichola Briody is launching the Manchester West franchise, the sixth Bright & Beautiful business in Greater Manchester.

Based in her core Urmston territory and a busy mum of two, Nichola joins the Bright & Beautiful family after havng worked for 17 years in marketing and branding across a range of industries.

 

Bright & BeautifulStella and Nora Chambers both have a wealth of business experience and knowledge that they will be combining for the launch of their Ross on Wye Bright & Beautiful franchise.

Stella formerly ran her own driving school and Nora is a professional house maanger and both are now looking forward to launching and scaling up their premium housekeeping business together.

 

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Laura Whyte will be launching the Stirling franchise, taking the number of Bright & Beautiful franchisees in Scotland to four.

A busy working mum, Laura was formerly Head of Marketing at a culture and leisure trust and part time fitness instructor and is looking forward to embracing a new challenge in becoming her own boss.

 

The new franchisees join the award winning Cheadle based business as part of the company’s commitment to create 500 new jobs by 2021.

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Sue Moore, President of Bright & Beautiful, said: “We are delighted to be starting 2019 with four fantastic additions to our team of franchise owners. Like many of our franchisees, Alex, Nichola, Stella, Nora and Laura have all enjoyed highly successful professional careers and were seeking an opportunity to become their own boss in a business they can scale and shape themselves.
“We are continuing to see a steady growth in the number of households using domestic support, from housekeeping to gardening, and look forward to supporting our new team members in delivering our premium service and creating jobs in their local areas.”

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Launched in 2007, Bright & Beautiful is part of Neighborly and now has 60 franchises nationwide, employing over 500 people, with a multi-million-pound turnover and delivering more than 10,000 home service cleans per month.

For more information please contact: Emma Beck at Lollipop PR on 07932 763 015 or emma@lollipop-pr.com

About Neighborly:

Neighborly is a holding company of 21 service brands throughout North America, U.K. and Europe, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.NeighborlyBrands.com.

Bright & Beautiful Derby helps Operation Christmas Child

December 16, 2018

A Derby-based professional housekeeping franchise, Bright & Beautiful, volunteered to spend the day recently at a Derby depot to pack shoeboxes full of toys, clothes and supplies for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to over 146 million children in more than 100 countries.

Toni Hibbert, franchise owner of Bright & Beautiful Derby has been involved with the charity on a personal level for five years, but this year she has involved her team of professional housekeepers, so they could experience first-hand how impactful a small shoe box can be for children around the world. The franchise is also sponsoring the shipment of ten shoeboxes, as well as contributing their own toys and gifts to go into the boxes.

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Over the next few weeks, Toni and her team are scheduled to drop in and help at the Derby Processing centre to check and pack the thousands of boxes that have been donated and delivered before they are sent out to children around the world.

Toni commented: “We have had such a fantastic time so far at Operation Christmas Child’s depot and together we worked tirelessly to get the shoeboxes filled with gorgeous toys, school supplies, and much needed hygiene items for so many well-deserving children around the world. Once we got the hang of it, the process became rather addictive and we can’t wait to go back and contribute to the fantastic effort from the regular volunteers. It is going to be a very busy time until the very last boxes are loaded into the lorries for their onward journey.‘’

Source: Derby Telegraph

Malvern couple toast phenomenal first franchise year

December 11, 2018

Malvern couple Stuart Callister and Eve Winkler are celebrating a hugely successful first year in business running their Bright & Beautiful franchise, a national domestic housekeeping service provider and part of Neighborly, formerly the Dwyer Group.

Having launched in Malvern in 2017, Stuart and Eve went on to grow their team and are also now offering their professional and eco-friendly cleaning, tidying and laundry services in the Worcester area to meet local demand. They also now have two branded cars and a dedicated high street office which offers a bespoke ironing and laundry service.

As well as employing 15 professional housekeepers, the growth of their business has meant that Stuart and Eve have created a number of managerial positions in order to care for clients and manage team training including the appointment of a Quality & Training Co-ordinator and a Client Relationship Co-ordinator.

Stuart and Eve both enjoyed highly successful careers before deciding to fulfill the dream of a lifetime and launch their own business. Stuart combined a career teaching Fine Art and Art History with senior management positions in education, most recently holding the position in the independent schools sector of Director of Art at Malvern College and Eve had a rewarding career as a children’s nanny, looking after many families and their homes.

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Stuart said: “ Eve and I both come from a long line of entrepreneurs – our family’s businesses include butchers, greengrocers, a carpentry business and a retail chain – so there is definitely something in our genes that has inspired us to become our own bosses.
“We’re so proud to be celebrating our first year in business and to have been able to build a business that has created so many roles for local men and women and that is delivering a great service at the heart of the community.”

Jo Vorwerg, Franchise Recruitment Manager at Bright & Beautiful, said: “Stuart and Eve are a fantastic example of just how quickly and efficiently a franchise can grow. They have enjoyed an incredible 12 months and we’re looking forward to working with them in the years to come to take their business to even greater heights!”

Launched in 2007, Bright & Beautiful is part of Neighborly and now has over 60 franchises nationwide, employing over 500 people, with a multi-million-pound turnover and delivering more than 10,000 home service cleans per month.

For more information please contact: Emma Beck at Lollipop PR on 07932 763 015 or emma@lollipop-pr.com

About Neighborly:
Neighborly is a holding company of 21 service brands throughout North America, U.K. and Europe, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.NeighborlyBrands.com.