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About Tina – Founder & Executive Director of Business Development
Begin Bright Owner Tina Tower

Tina Tower Begin Bright Founder

Begin Bright was founded by Tina Tower. She started her first tutoring centre at the age of 20 called Reach Education Centre. She instantly noticed the need for school readiness classes when she had so many children come to the centre in mid-primary with reading difficulties. She then worked developing her own school readiness program over the coming years.

As children were coming in for tutoring with mostly reading problems, Tina began to develop a school readiness program that was designed to form a solid foundation and love of learning so problems never occurred once at school. This is where Begin Bright was born. To fit around having a family, Tina began licensing the Begin Bright program in 2008 and converted to a franchise system in 2011. After just one year Begin Bright had launched 7 franchises throughout NSW and QLD and continues to grow from strength to strength. Now with more than 25 centres throughout NSW, QLD, WA and VIC, Begin Bright centres continue to grow throughout the country with the mission to create happy, smart and confident children.

Begin Bright was acquired by Cognition Education Australia in July, 2016 and Tina remains as Executive Director of Business Development.

Begin Bright’s goal is to have 100 centres by 2018 so more children have the opportunity to feel happy, smart and confident. 


About Casey – QLD & VIC Business Development Manager

Casey Dunlop – Customer Service

With over 10 years of experience in running her own small business, business management and retail, Casey has all of the knowledge and experience to help Begin Bright grow.

Casey has been with Begin Bright for 2 years, spending 1 year running the company owned centre and has now moved into a field support role for the QLD & VIC franchisees.

Casey has 2 children in primary school and finds her happiness spending time with family.





About Kath – Executive Assistant

Kath Angus – Executive Assistant

Kath joined the Begin Bright team as Tina’s Executive Assistant in June 2015.  Having worked in administration roles for over 15 years, Kath has extensive experience in all facets of administration and is fast becoming an integral member of the Support Office team.

Kath provides administration to the company as well as technical IT support to franchisees.

With three beautiful children, one of which has special needs, Kath empathises with and is very passionate about the vision and mission of Begin Bright.  Kath has her own personal goal of completing a qualification within the next 5 years that will allow her to volunteer as a special needs teacher aide during her spare time and on retirement.

Kath is originally from Adelaide and has lived on the Gold Coast for 5 years.  We are extremely glad she now calls Queensland home.


About Melissa – Marketing Assistant
Melissa Toms

Melissa Toms – Marketing Assistant

Melissa is Begin Bright’s in house Marketing Assistant. She looks after all of the graphic design needs of franchisees and Support Office and marketing initiatives.

Originally with a background in retail sales and administration, I have spent the past 10 years in an area that I love – marketing and graphic design. I am passionate about helping business owners to grow and achieve their dreams.

I’ve helped businesses large and small with a wide variety of campaigns and marketing projects. I’m excited to bring my experience and knowledge to Begin Bright.

Having three children of my own, I am well acquainted with primary school and have a strong interest in education. I know just how important it is for children to have the best start that they can in their education journey and look forward to spreading the word on all the excellent help that Begin Bright can give to children.

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