A KINGSWINFORD history teacher is swapping homework for housekeeping as she launches her own eco-friendly domestic homecare business.

Lindy Thompson, who has lived in the area since 2008 and spent the past 15 years as a teacher, will be managing a team of housekeepers with her new ‘Bright & Beautiful’ franchise.

The grandmother wanted to find a new way of working that would allow her to take a very different direction in life and work in an industry that was making lives better and to stay true to her green values.

Lindy said: “I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a great career in teaching but, like many people, I had always dreamed of being my own boss one day and knew that the eco-friendly and professional service that Bright & Beautiful offers really would bring something very different to local 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.

“I’m really looking forward to bringing something very different to Kingswinford and to building a business that really helps and supports local families, our clients, our team and the charities we will be donating to.”

Lindy’s franchise will be supporting research into Alzheimer’s disease as well as helping to fund and build the Bright & Beautiful school and training centre in rural Rwanda, offering children access to education and practical training in various skills.