BrightHouse is the largest rent-to-own retailer in the United Kingdom. The BrightHouse story originally began back in 1994, set up by Thorn E.MI as a sister company to Radio Rentals. For more than 30 years we have been reinventing and evolving the concept of rent-to-own, a financing model which can trace its roots back to the 1960s when expensive valve TV sets made renting commonplace for many people.
The very first BrightHouse store was opened in Chelmsley Wood in the West Midlands. In April 2015 we opened our 300th BrightHouse store. Now with stores nationwide, we opened our first store in Scotland (East Kilbride) in 1996, expanding into Wales (Cardiff) in 2003. Looking ahead we have plans to further grow our presence on the UK high street through an active store opening programme. In addition we have plans to launch smaller 'satellite' stores, within a closer proximity to local neighbourhood communities.
In total BrightHouse employ a workforce of just over 3,000 members of staff, serving approximately 275,000 hard-working customers across the UK. Our customers are drawn from the large and stable alternative credit market on which 12 million adults in the UK currently rely.
Our stores showcase the very latest in technology, lots of new furniture and trendy new home appliances. Our extensive range of products come from the leading brands including Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony.
To discover more about our exciting history, visit the BrightHouse group website.