Grandmother sets up eco-friendly and ethical cleaning business and donates profits to charity
PUBLISHED: 16:13 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:13 24 April 2017
Jaswinder Dhillon-Manchanda's new business Bright and Beautiful should also create nine jobs for local people
A Bromley grandmother has started an ‘eco-friendly and ethical’ cleaning business at the age of 58, and plans to donate business profits to local charities.
Jaswinder Dhillon-Manchanda, who also owns a convenience store, and teaches traditional Indian cooking at the Learning Centre Bexley on Saturdays, decided to set up Bright and Beautiful domestic homecare, after she “saw a real gap in the market”.
She said: “I’ve always been an entrepreneur and I could see that Bromley needed an eco-friendly and professional housekeeping service. Making my home a welcoming and happy place to be has always been very important to me, but like many busy parents, I also want to make the very most of the family’s free time, rather than spend it washing, cleaning and ironing.”
Ms Dhillon-Manchanda’s business will only use Astonish and Method cleaning products. Both sets of products are animal cruelty free, and approved by vegan and vegetarian societies.
She is currently in talks with children’s hospice Demelza, and children’s hospital Great Ormond Street about donating profits directly to them.
Ms Dhillon-Manchanda said: “ I’m talking to the charities that I support privately such as Demelza and Great Ormond Street about how I can support them via my new business.
“It won’t be 100 per cent of my business profits and while I’m getting the business up and running I don’t have a definitive figure or target yet, but I definitely plan to give a certain percentage regularly.”
The businesswoman also hopes to create ‘flexible’ jobs for people in the borough who want to have a career but not at the expense of family life.
She said: “I will be bringing a five star service to the homes of Bromley and creating flexible housekeeping jobs for people just like me, who need to balance work with their family commitments.
“I currently already have four housekeepers but I plan on hiring nine more before the end of the year.”
Bright and Beautiful is an award-winning business model that was founded by entrepreneur Rachel Ray in 2007. Ms Dhillon-Manchanda’s business is a franchise.
For more information about Bright and Beautiful visit www.brightandbeautifulhome.com/bromley/