Nimble: Shortlisted In The 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Nimble Babies selection of products, including Milk Buster; Laungry Lover and Sticky Stopper.

Nimble, the leading plant-based family cleaning brand, is thrilled to announce that its’ founder, Von Sy, has been shortlisted in the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

As both an uncle and a father, Von became determined to create a cleaning range that provided truly safe and effective solutions for the home. With Nimble, he has achieved that goal and secured himself a nomination in the ‘Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year’ category for the London & East of England region.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards have recognised and celebrated enterprising minds across the UK since 2013, with household names such as JustEat and LADbible receiving awards in recent years. Von is a finalist in the regional awards and, if successful, he will progress to the national final in November.

With 10 years experience as a detergent chemist, at a well-known household brand, Von became passionate about finding safer, plant-based and more child-friendly alternatives, to the various harsh chemicals used in big brand cleaning products. 

He created Nimble, a range that cleverly harnesses ingredients derived from coconut, corn and sugar cane to deliver effective cleaning, without the need for high levels of toxic chemicals.

Von Sy demonstrating Milk Buster
Von Sy, Founder of Nimble

Milk Buster, Nimble’s flagship product, is a spray uniquely formulated to break down milk fats and proteins on baby bottles. The range also includes Sticky Stopper, a highly versatile, bleach-free antibacterial cleaning spray; and Laundry Lover, a detergent that is tough on stains, while also gentle on sensitive skin.

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Since their launch, in 2016, the brand has sold over 170,000 units, in the UK and overseas. A successful appearance on the infamous BBC’s Dragons’ Den, earlier this year, was another great achievement for the dedicated entrepreneur.

“Becoming an uncle and soon after, a father, made me determined that an effective, yet safe cleaning brand was what the market was missing. I had the knowledge and an entrepreneurial drive to innovate, Nimble was the result! Life as an entrepreneur is very challenging, and there can be a lot of ‘downs’ before you see the ‘ups’. Being shortlisted for this award is certainly a huge ‘up’ and I’m thrilled to be recognised.

Von Sy, Founder of Nimble, speaking about his nomination.

Due to the current pandemic, the regional awards ceremony will take place online on the 23rd of September. The regional winners will go onto a national final, held in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, in November, which coincides with the end of the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week.

You can find out more about Nimble here, and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, here.