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Good Housekeeping features Rachel’s start up story
In July 2015 Bright & Beautiful founder Rachel Ray starred in a Good Housekeeping feature about women who started their own business on a budget. From our first employee Julie (now a very valued part of the Head Office team) to over 300 housekeepers today, Rachel shares her story and top tips.
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Top of Elle Deco Recommended List
In March 2015 we were featured in Elle Decoration right at the top of the list of recommended domestic cleaning services. The feature highlighted our eco-conscious ethics and our nationwide coverage describing our housekeeping service as extensive with beds made to hotel room standard.
From Nursery Assistant To Queen Of Clean
Mother of two Faye McDonough, 32, from Hale, Cheshire, held down three jobs to make ends meet after her divorce. But she dusted herself down and is now head of her own successful cleaning franchise. She won the title of Best New Start-up in Trafford Business Awards last year (2010) and achieved a turnover of £100,000 in her first six months.
Rachel Ray On Becoming An Entrepreneur
Rachel Ray spent years as a trained accountant before deciding to abandon the city and start up a housekeeping service called Bright and Beautiful. Her aim, as well as to satisfy her entrepreneurial urge, was to provide women who wanted to juggle a career with family life the option to launch their own franchise.
Olympic Games Feature: What Sport Taught Me
Real Women Share Their Life Lessons : Courage. When I left my job to launch a Bright & Beautiful franchise, the bravery I had learned through a dangerous sport like horse riding meant I was able to take the leap of faith needed. Robyn Robertson , 37, Company Director from Chester.
Bright & Beautiful aids economic recovery
The BBC Economics Correspondent Jayne McCubbin featured Bright & Beautiful in a report on Chancellor George Osbourne and economic recovery in the UK. She interviewed Bright & Beautiful franchise owner Pam Barrett based in the Wirral about the responsibilities of running a small business.
How To Start A Small Business
Thinking of starting a business alongside employment? Our panel of experts answers your questions… Rachel Ray founder of Bright & Beautiful says “when I started Bright & Beautiful, my website was attracting new clients day and night even while I was working… I had two children to look after as well as my job, so I was definitely time poor.
How I Turned My Heartache Into Profit
Faye McDonough 33, from Manchester explains how divorce affected her life but spurred her on to launch her own Bright & Beautiful franchise employing 12 staff. She says “Being my own boss means that I can still pick up my kids from school and I am so proud of how from the most difficult times I managed to turn my life around.”