Lynn Hutchinson has spent the past 16 years playing a major role in one of the country’s most vital medical services, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS). But now she is swapping healthcare for housekeeping as she launches her own eco-friendly domestic homecare business, Bright & Beautiful, which will be creating a number of jobs for local women and men in Glasgow.
Lynn previously worked at the SNBTS for 16 years as a Senior Biomedical Scientist, initially in component processing, manufacturing blood products before moving on to donation testing, screening donated blood for viruses such as HIV, HBV and HCV.
Now Lynn, who has lived in Robroyston in Glasgow with her husband and two young sons since 2005, will be managing a team of housekeepers to deliver ethical, professional and eco-friendly cleaning, tidying and laundry services using only non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaning products and equipment.
Having spent all her working life in a healthcare role Lynn wanted to find a new way of working that would allow her to take a new direction in her life, to have more flexibility in her working day as a busy mum and to stay true to her green values. With her new business Bright & Beautiful she will also be creating a number of jobs for other women and men who want to have a career but not at the expense of family life.
"Like many working mums I often struggled to work around home and family commitments. I’d often thought about starting my own business and knew that the eco-friendly and professional service that Bright & Beautiful offers really would bring something very different to Glasgow families. I’m very conscious of using natural and non-toxic products around my family in my own home and know there is a real demand for this locally. Our practices such as car sharing and the products we use are all environmentally friendly and much better for the home and our health too.
Having decided to take the plunge and be my own boss I’m really looking forward to working for myself, my family, my team and clients."
Lynn’s business will also be supporting Autism Scotland and Bliss, a charity that works to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
Bright & Beautiful is an award-winning business model that was founded by entrepreneur Rachel Ray in 2007. A busy working mum herself, Rachel spotted a gap in the market for a domestic cleaning company that provided full fair employment rights for its team, non-toxic cleaning products and an exceptional housekeeping service for its clients. Since then the business has grown from strength to strength with franchisees around the UK employing carefully vetted professional housekeepers and servicing thousands of clients.
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Bright & Beautiful are bringing this industry up to date with ethical and fair opportunities for team members, eco-friendly cleaning products
Bright & Beautiful were winners of Outstanding Entrepreneur 2016 in the Northern Power Awards, Winner of Overall Top Franchise Award 2016 with Workingmums, winner of the Best Business and Best Franchisor categories in the prestigious 2016 Best Business Women Awards
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