Award Winning Business Opens Shop in Rawtenstall

Nicola Bailey outside the new premises of Bright & Beautiful Rossendale – based in Barlow Street, just off Bank Street, Rawtenstall.

BUSINESS owner Nicola Bailey has come a long way in seven years from working out of her garage to opening her own town centre shop.

She runs Bright & Beautiful Rossendale and last November picked up the Service Business trophy at Rossendale Business Awards. Nicola took on the franchise in October 2011 after researching different cleaning companies to find one whose ethos fitted her own.

Her home in Rawtenstall became the business base and for the first month she worked on her own with her first task being to clean a tricky stone kitchen floor with a scrubbing brush and toothbrush.

Nicola, 53, said: “It wasn’t easy. After about a month I took on my first team of cleaners and the franchise company helped with recruitment. I wanted to run my own company, and not just be self-employed, because I wanted to have the back up and support of an established business model.”

Her new premises, in Barlow Street, just off Bank Street, is well known to all as the former ‘photo shop’ but the striking new pink livery makes it impossible to miss. Moving into the shop has meant she can widen the scope of the service the company provides.

Franchisee Nicola Bailey with her R-Award trophy.

She said: “We have always offered a laundry and ironing service as part of our housekeeping package when a team goes into someone’s house, now we can have customers bringing laundry into the shop. These premises were ideal because I have space for a shop and also a separate room for the operational part of the business.”

Nicola originally trained as an electrical and electronic engineer and was one of only three girls out of 100 students at Loughborough.

Until she took redundancy in 2001, she worked for a major electronics company latterly a commercial accounts manager.

From there she retrained in accountancy and ran her own bookkeeping service in 2007 before looking for a franchise to take on.

She said: “I knew that there was flexibility in cleaning services and it allows members of my teams to be able to work around their other commitments. We now have 65 clients and work throughout Rossendale, Ramsbottom, Bury and parts of Bolton. I have three teams with three members in each and when they go out to do a job they always go as a team, this ensures efficiency, the quality of work and safety of the team.

“There are cornerstones to the franchise: the trusted team – who are all ethically employed on a salary with benefit entitlements so not self-employed and all our products are eco-friendly. Our service is holistic so not just cleaning but we will sort bedding if required and wash and iron to a hotel standard. We say it is like the fairies have been in and all our team wears smart pink uniforms.

“Our clients come from a range of different backgrounds, many work long hours and they appreciate knowing that when they get back to their house it is a bright and beautiful home and they can have family time instead of cleaning time.”

To find out more call into she shop, round the corner from Reeds Rains, email nicola@brightandbeautifulhome.com or call 01706 396668.

by Catherine Smyth Media

DT Law Butcher

DT Law Butchers

Fine butchers and delicatessen providing meats, pies, cheeses, poultry and other fine foods.

Our cooked meats are prepared and cooked on the premises without exception. Our fresh quality pork is purchased locally and is processed into dry cured bacon without any added water.

All our sausages are full of quality pork and made on the premises without exception.Our grilling steaks are matured for a minimum of 28 days for succulence and tenderness every time.

Website:

http://www.lancashirebutchers.com/

Address:

4-6 Blackburn Road, Haslingden BB4 5QQ

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 7am – 4pm

Cissy Greens

Cissy Greens

In the late 1800s, Cissy was born to a family baker. As a child, she made pies and developed a passion for baking. Today we use the same recipe.

A Cissy Greens pie is not just a meat pie but true taste of history. Cissy Greens pies are handmade daily the same way they were made 200years ago. We use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients and our pies are made with whole cuts of high-quality meats.

Our range of handmade pies and cakes can be purchased from our shop, from many food outlets in Lancashire and are available wholesale to distributors, chippies, delis, restaurants and other bakeries.

Website:

http://cissygreens.co.uk/

Address:

30 Deardengate, Haslingden, BB4 5QJ

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Haslingden Food and Drink Guide

This is the second largest town in Rossendale with a population of around 16,000 and its name means valley of the hazels.

Haslingden Food and Drink GuideThe town’s main streets of Upper and Lower Deardengate have benefited from an influx of new independent shops, bars, restaurants and cafes which complement the more traditional shops and businesses.Haslingden was granted its market charter in 1676 and the market still exists although it has been relocated over the years and is now off Blackburn Road.On the outskirts of the town is Grade II Listed Sykeside Country House Hotel, once home to composer Alan Rawsthorne and Coronation Street stalwart William Roache, aka Ken Barlow.

Sedimentary rock quarried above the town is reported to have been used in Trafalgar Square while the picturesque reservoirs off Grane Road are popular destination for walkers and families.

High on the hill above the town stands a panopticon, a modern art structure called The Halo that courtesy of a wind turbine, glows blue as the sunsets.The town boasts 10 commemorative blue plaques, which pay tribute to its famous sons and daughters.

From the Haslingden Guide

  1. Anar Kali
  2. Bumble’s Café
  3. Cissy Greens
  4. DT Law Butcher
  5. Holden Arms
  6. Holden Wood Tearooms
  7. Kismat
  8. Room D
  9. Spice Room
  10. Sykeside Country House Hotel
  11. The Dearden Tea Rooms
  12. Rossendale Pub and Brewing Company
  13. The Woolpack

Also visit in Haslingden

  • Haslingden Bar & Grill 125 Blackburn Road, Haslingden BB4 5HL
  • Mel’s Café 14 Manchester Road, Haslingden BB4 5ST
  • Sun Dragon Restaurant Blackburn Road, Haslingden BB4 5AZ
  • The Live Lounge 73 Deardengate, Haslingden BB4 5SN

 

Valentine’s Butchers

Valentine’s Butchers Edenfield

Valentine’s is a traditional butcher in every sense of the word, all meats are wonderfully fresh and locally sourced. Owner and head butcher John Valentine sources only meat from local farmers that practice excellent animal husbandry and welfare. Couple this with his excellent butchery skills and knowledge and you will get some of the tastiest cuts from the finest animals. We make all our own award-winning sausages.

Website:

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Address:

7 Market Place, Edenfield BL0 0JZ

Opening Hours:

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 1pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4pm

The Fisherman’s Retreat

Fishermans Retreat

The Fisherman’s Retreat is a traditional family run restaurant, wedding venue & malt whisky specialist, set in the Lancashire countryside.

We pride ourselves on sourcing and supporting local producers where possible; our aim is to provide an exceptional standard of food, freshly prepared by our team of dedicated chefs. Our menu features home-reared and home-produced traditional and modern British dishes, with an occasional international influence – prepared with the freshest ingredients, locally sourced where possible.

You can choose from the main menu or our daily specials. Most of the meat on the menu is handpicked on the hoof from local farms known to us. This gives us the unique advantage of knowing where each animal has come from.

Website:

https://www.fishermansretreat.com/

Address:

Riding Head Lane, Shuttleworth BL0 0HH

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Riley’s Butchers

Our history stretches back more than 150 years and we are committed to continuing the art of traditional butchery. Everything we sell at Riley’s, is locally sourced, from farm to fork.

We make of our products on-site and our meat is free to roam over acres of Lancashire pasture. When he’s not in the shop you’ll find Geoff in the meadows keeping an eye on the animals. So, you can be assured that from our prize-winning sausages to our matured beef, we know exactly where it comes from.

Whilst we are dedicated to excellent quality and tradition, we absolutely love to give things a modern twist, experiment with new flavours and ideas, there’s always something original coming out of the kitchen.

Website:

http://www.rileys-butchers.co.uk/

Address:

599-603 Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth BB4 8AN

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 6:30am – 1pm

Corner Café

The Corner Cafe Crawshawbooth

A traditional British Café offering breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweet treats – we have it all!Eat in or take away we are open 7 days a week. All our food is homemade, freshly prepared and cooked to order. In 2015 we won the Best Café category in Rossendale and Darwen in the Pub and Grub Awards. We have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last three years running and have also been awarded the Good FoodAward in both 2017 and 2018.

Website:

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Address:

582 Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth BB4 8AJ

Opening Hours:

Monday & Wednesday – Friday: 8am – 2:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 1:30pm
Saturady: 9am – 2:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 2pm

The Thai Shack

Thai and Asain Cuisine Rawtenstall

Our wonderful food brings together the authentic tastes of Thailand and Asia. We offer a selection of foods from numerous regions, cooked in an authentic and traditional Thai manner. Each dish we prepare offers a unique combination of flavours and ingredients.Whatever your tastes, there’s a dish for you – from subtle and gentle, to an uninhibited explosion of flavours. We want to make food exciting and bring a glimpse of Thai & Asian cuisine to your home. We believe food should be enjoyed, not endured. At Thai Shack, our food is your pleasure.

Website:

http://thaishack.com/

Address:

Rawtenstall Market, 78 Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall BB4 7QX

Opening Hours:

Thursday: 12pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday: 5pm – 9pm

Wood n Chocolates

Wood n Chocolates

We create handmade chocolate truffles in a range of flavours, offered in a bag or a handcrafted wooden gift box. We also make salted caramels by hand. Wooden gifts are handcrafted using reclaimed and new wood including gift boxes and crates for the chocolate truffles, wine/beer racks, wine holders, candle holders and signs. We also supply wedding favours where our delicious chocolate truffles are paired with a personalised wooden keepsake for your guests.

Website:

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Address:

Rawtenstall Market, Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall BB4 7QX

Opening Hours:

Thursday & Saturday: 8am – 4pm