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.
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.
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.”
‘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.