Professional housekeeping services brand Bright & Beautiful, part of Neighbourly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has welcomed its first ever mother daughter franchise team.
Jane and Katie Brookes from Basingstoke will be running the professional housekeeping business together, delivering eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing services to clients across Basingstoke, Andover and North of Winchester. Jane and Katie will also be creating a number of housekeeping jobs for local men and women.
Before launching her new business, Jane worked for 30 years in policing and has also carried out a number of major home renovations, including building her own house. Daughter Katie has just completed a psychology degree and has worked extensively within the hospitality industry. She also worked closely with her mother on the design and management of a recent new build project.
Jane said: “I had been a Bright & Beautiful client myself and loved the way that the team always left my 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!”
Jo Vorwerg 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.
“We are so pleased to welcome our first mother daughter duo to the Bright & Beautiful 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!”
Launched in 2007, Bright & Beautiful is a national network of over 60 franchisees building their own local business, employing over 700 people, with a multi-million-pound turnover and delivering more than 10,000 home service cleans per month.