North Tyneside business cleans up to be crowned latest winner

A North Tyneside business owner who was made redundant three years ago is looking to clean up after winning an award.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 7:00 am
Helen Ross and her team from Bright & Beautiful North Tyneside.

Helen Ross, from Killingworth Village, runs Bright and Beautiful North Tyneside – an eco-friendly cleaning service providing tidying, laundry, and ironing.

She set up the franchise after being made redundant in 2017 following a career in advertising and marketing.

After being named employer of the year for the North East in the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards and best new business in the North Tyneside Business Awards, Helen has now been crowned the North Tyneside Business of the Month for December.

Helen, who was supported by North Tyneside Council’s The Business Factory, said: “I am delighted to be named the North Tyneside Business of the Month, particularly as we only launched just over two years ago and we have already enjoyed a great deal of success.

“After I was made redundant, and having worked for several terrible employers, I decided I didn’t want to work for anyone else.

“The values of Bright and Beautiful in terms of ethical employment and eco-friendly cleaning really appealed to my own values.

“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.”

Helen, who has a trusted team of 11 professional housekeepers, is continuing to expand.

She added: “I love providing good quality jobs to local people and hearing how my staff love their jobs.

“North Tyneside is a great local community. The business community really wants to support each other.

“The support that the local authority gives to its local business in unbelievable from business coaches to free courses – it is no wonder people come from outside the area to find out more.”

Any small or medium-sized business in North Tyneside can nominate themselves or somebody they know for Business of the Month; simply provide a reason – ideally within 280 characters – why they think they should be selected and come along to the monthly business coffee morning.

Nominations can be tweeted to The Business Factory using the #NTCBiz, posted on its Facebook page or emailed to [email protected]

For more information about Bright and Beautiful North Tyneside visit