Bright & Beautiful, a North Tyneside ethical and eco-friendly professional housekeeping franchise business has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ for the North East at the Federation of Small Business (FSB) Excellence Awards 2019.
Celebrating the win at last week’s annual awards, Helen Ross, business owner of Bright & Beautiful North Tyneside, set up her franchise business in October 2017 and now has a trusted team of nine professional housekeepers. Recognised for being an ethical employer, Helen has demonstrated how she has grown her business and invested, developed and retained her staff over the past 12 months.
Bright & Beautiful is set to continue to expand during 2019, providing a service that offers eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, laundry, and ironing to the highest of standards of security and service. Last year, Helen doubled her workforce by 50% and delivered over 2,300 home service cleans to customers across North Tyneside and South Northumberland.
Sarah Slaven, Operations Director of Business Durham and sponsor of Employer of the Year category said “Business Durham was pleased to sponsor the award as small businesses play such an important role in creating and sustaining employment across our region. Congratulations to Helen Ross of Bright & Beautiful for winning the award this year, who is clearly very passionate about being an ethical employer and has made this an integral part of her business success to date.”
Thrilled to win this accolade, Helen Ross added, “I was delighted to hear our name announced as winners for the whole of the North East, particularly as we only launched just over a year and a half ago and it has been an amazing journey so far. As a business we pride ourselves on being an ethical employer and it is so important to find the right people, take care of them and empower them to grow with the business. Nothing gives me more pleasure knowing that my staff love their jobs and want my business to succeed. Having a ‘Trusted Team’ is one of Bright & Beautiful’s brand pillars and I definitely embrace this within my business.
“As a business, we are aiming to clean up the cleaning industry and educate people that there is a huge difference between one cleaning company and another. I hope this award continues to raise awareness of our service and what we stand for as a business. I could not have done this without the continued support of my family, our fantastic team of housekeepers and our loyal customers’, so a big thank you to all of them. I’m looking forward to the national awards in May in London so we can fly the flag for the north east!”
The FSB Business of the Year 2019 finals will take place at an awards dinner in London on 23 May with over 500 guests made from area winners, the judges, sponsors, media, MP’s and industry business leaders.
Based in North Tyneside, Bright & Beautiful covers Whitley Bay, North Shields, Tynemouth, Backworth, Northumberland Park, Monkseaton, Ponteland & South Northumberland. It is part of a national network of 60+ franchisees building their own local business, creating 600+ jobs and delivering more than 120,000 home cleans per year.