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About Us

Bright & Beautiful is a professional management franchise opportunity in a high growth industry.  Multi-award winning Bright & Beautiful is perfect for mums who want a great income with hours that fit around your family.

15_topstoryWith this home-based business you can create a £50k plus income but with part-time hours that fit around your family. We specialize in flexible franchises for women.

Bright & Beautiful is a new concept in domestic cleaning and housekeeping with exceptional client service and attention to detail. We have unique marketing techniques, combined with the latest web-based management software plus an ethical and eco-friendly philosophy.

As the owner of a Bright & Beautiful franchise, you do not have to clean, your time is spent managing the business from home and networking with other professional working mums who need our services.

Bright & Beautiful was founded by Rachel Ray, a mum of 2, winner of Manchester Business Woman of the Year 2011 and Finalist of NW Female Entrepreneur 2012 and Franchisor of the Year Award 2013. Bright & Beautiful is also the Winner of Best Home Based Business of the Year 2013.3_listing (2)

Rachel says “Most of our franchise owners are mums like myself and the business is perfectly designed to enable busy mums to have their own successful business but still pick their children up from school and be a great parent”.

Free Discovery Sessions:

Discover exactly how this family friendly franchise can work for you. Contact us for details of our Discovery Sessions held regularly in London and Manchester.

”I would recommend Bright & Beautiful to any Mum wanting to get back in to work. I now earn over £70k per year from my business and we are still growing fast due to popular demand and word of mouth from lots of happy clients! My quality of life is excellent; I can run my own business with lots of dedication but within part-time family-friendly hours!”

Faye McDonough, Altrincham & Sale Area

About You

You do not have to be an expert cleaner or ironer. We have proven systems that you can use to train your team.

You do need an eye for detail and a passion for excellent service.

You need to be a people person with good empathy towards clients and team.

Experience in management, training, sales or marketing would be an asset but not a necessity, as we do have comprehensive training to ensure that every base is covered.

“The founder, Rachel Ray has set up a business that fits around family life. It works if you are a mum and you can employ mums as well as the whole ethos around flexible hours and family life.”

Lucie Edwards, Owner of Stevenage & Harpenden

Financial Information

The initial investment for the franchise is £15,995 + VAT. (The fee can be part-funded by our partner high street banks, who have fully endorsed our business model.) Your launch includes comprehensive training, on-site training, recruitment support, full marketing package, on-line marketing and website, HR & employment support, client management system, professional PR launch, all tools, equipment, uniforms etc for your first team. Our proven systems cover every detail of your business. Please email for a prospectus with a more detailed breakdown.

Training & Support

bbYou are in business for yourself but not by yourself, at Bright & Beautiful we provide comprehensive support for every aspect of your business:

  • Management Support – detailed monthly and quarterly review meetings.
  • Telephone support and emails on a daily basis.
  • Business Development Support – full PR and marketing support
  • Finance support – management accounting and book-keeping support
  • HR support – recruitment, team development etc
  • Training & Development via the Annual Conference, Quarterly Networking events, On-line forums and Intranet.

“From the minute I stepped in the room I felt inspired and eager to learn about how to make my business a success. The course was full of laughs and I am excited to be working with a great set of people.”

Paula Abbey, Cheshire

bb1The initial training course was informative and fun, I love being my own boss and it’s great to know that there is such fantastic ongoing support from a fabulous group of inspiring/empowering women”

Jo Wilkinson , Lincoln

I love the fact that I can be my own boss, nurture my team and build a really successful business so that me and my family can reap the rewards

Sarah Reeves, Bucks

Do I have what it takes?

We are looking for franchise owners who are positive, determined and share our ethics and values.

If you are:

  • Good at managing people
  • Calm under pressure
  • Ambitious and focussed
  • Organised and efficient
  • Would love to earn a great income with family friendly hours

…then you need to email with your name, postcode and phone number. We will email you a prospectus and arrange a brief Discovery Chat via telephone.

Case Study

The Sunday Mail You Magazine Features Faye McDonough

10_listing-(1)In June 2010 mum of two Faye McDonough, 31, was working three jobs in order to look after her young family. Today she runs a successful and award winning domestic cleaning business in south Manchester with a 350k turnover and is aiming higher still.

Following her divorce in 2005 Faye found herself working three jobs to look after her family – at a playgroup in the morning, at a school nursery in the afternoon and then an after school club in the early evening, as well as studying for an NVQ at night. She then met Rachel Ray who ran Bright & Beautiful, a radical, ethical and eco-friendly domestic care business that was set up to support women and their families in the UK and overseas.

Faye bought the first franchise and now runs the operation across south Manchester. In 2010 she was awarded Commended Start-up Business of the Year in the Trafford Business Awards and now manages to combine a highly successful career with her family life.

Claire Pearson

6_listingClaire spent 14 years working in marketing communications for a number of finance, technology and education clients, organising events as far afield as Cape Town in South Africa. At the beginning of 2012 she was facing redundancy at the marketing agency she worked for.

As a single mum Claire was struggling to find a job that would enable her to still have a well-paid career and work around her seven year old son Blaise. Then she decided to put her organisational talents to good use by launching a Bright and Beautiful in Towcester. Claire says “I really liked the concept Bright & Beautiful offer to its clients and knew that if I really liked it others would too. From my initial telephone call to request a prospectus I liked the friendly, open and professional approach. From my meeting with Rachel Ray I knew that I already believed in the company ethos because the company not only cares about helping it’s franchisees build a rewarding business, it also cares about the environment, its team members, the clients and providing an excellent service, as well as helping charitable causes”.

Nicola Bailey

4_listing (1)Nicola, who lives in Rawtenstall in Rossendale, originally qualified as an electrical engineer and went into the telecoms industry when she left university, building a successful career managing and negotiating customer contracts and bidding for new business. Like many working mums Nicola really wanted to spend more time with her family (husband Simon and sons Tom, 15 and Sam, 12) but struggled to fit family life around her busy career.

In 2001 Nicola started retraining as an accountant and working as a freelance bookkeeper, before launching her own Bright and Beautiful franchise in October 2011. Nicola says “One of my main requirements with starting a franchise was to keep start-up costs as low as possible. I didn’t want to go into a retail franchise and have to rent premises and buy loads of stock before I could even start trading. A lot of franchise opportunities I looked at involved long hours. Although my children are older they still need time and attention e.g. taking to drama or swimming club in the evenings, plus I have a lot of my own activities in the evenings, so with Bright & Beautiful the flexible day-time hours which fit around other things was a big attraction to me. Plus an added bonus of a Bright & Beautiful franchise is that I get my own house cleaned!”.

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