Behind the Scenes with Nimble
Here at Nimble Babies, we’re always keen to share our story with as many families as we can, so this week we thought we’d let you in on some behind the scenes action! We’re proud of the fact that all our products are made here in the UK so we thought we’d introduce you to the team behind our factory, North West Filling. Grab a cuppa, sit back and let’s delve a little deeper into our mission to create cleaning products that are better for you, your child and the world they'll grow up in.
Meet Amy and Steve
Amy and Steve have grown up with more than a passing knowledge of the manufacturing industry thanks to their dad, Neil. Neil own Cheshire Fillers, a contract filler operating mainly in the cosmetics, toiletries and personal care industries. Once upon a time, Cheshire Fillers produced Nimble products too.
Now fully grown, Amy and Steve have since branched out from under their father’s wing, but they’ve certainly remained true to their roots. Amy and Steve utilised the experience they gained working for Neil and the rest, as they say is history.
North West Filling
Amy and Steve don’t do things by halves. North West Filling was set up in May 2020, smack bang in the middle of a global pandemic and since its very first day it’s been a real family business. With only three full time members, including Amy and Steve’s nephew, North West Filling often calls on other family members to step in when necessary and, of course, dad is still there to lend a helping hand along the way!
While the pair admit that working with family can be challenging (and thanks to lockdown I think we can all relate to this in some way, can’t we?) but both are quick to point out how rewarding it is too. To their credit, both Amy and Steve have managed to successfully get past the whole ‘Oh no, not you again!’ moments at family functions and today, the business is thriving. Yay!
Nimble Babies and North West Filling
Amy and Steve currently fill a range of cleaning products and perfumes and are hoping to soon move into creams too. With clients as wide ranging as their tasks, ever day is different for the brother and sister team- from in-house development to sourcing packaging, to working on formulas and filling. Working with small businesses is, they assure us, hugely rewarding and we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear that!
Our eco policies
Nimble was born through a desire to create safe, baby friendly cleaning products that actually work without compromising the planet. Our eco policies are important to us, so it makes sense that our manufacturing process should stand up to the same ethical standards as us. North West Fillings are a great fit for us, not only because they enable us to continue manufacturing in the UK, but because they too strive to continuously improve their practise and to find more environmentally friendly ways of operating their business. They’re hot on reducing packaging and cutting back on plastic usage, and they prefer to work with small brands who fit in with this criteria too. We’re a match made in heaven, you could say!