A BUSINESSWOMAN is thrilled to have been chosen to supply Team GB with water bottles for the Tokyo Olympics.

Heather Nicholson, the founder of One Green Bottle, has provided more than 2,000 water bottles to Olympic hopefuls.

She launched the firm, which makes reusable stainless steel bottles, as a “side-hustle” from her home in 2015 and said supplying athletes has been her “moment of glory”.

Heather, from Hove, has now teamed up with GoDaddy, the official website hosting partner of Team GB, to help expand her business further.

She said: “The success and growth of One Green Bottle has been really gratifying, particularly what we’ve achieved in the last few years.

“I do feel like we were ahead of our time, launching in 2005 as a business with a social conscience, and that things have really started to take off since the world became more aware of the dangers that plastics pose to the environment and to consumers.

“Our e-commerce website has been such an important part of our success.

“We don’t have a designated sales or marketing team, so people have to discover us rather than vice versa.”

Heather, who is a professional chemist, says plastic bottles can be “dangerous” because of the way that chemical compounds can leach into the liquids they hold.

She chose instead to start importing stainless steel bottles from Asia, and her business began from there.

Alongside her work with Team GB, Heather is also a passionate supporter of plastic reduction charity, Ocean Generation, and provides free bottles as part of their educational programme for young people.

Ben Law, head of UK and Ireland for GoDaddy, said: “Heather has a unique product offering and a strong business ethos.

“It’s thanks to our sponsorship of Team GB that we discovered her business and the impact she is making with Team GB athletes, raising awareness of sustainability.”

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