Schoolboy, 8, sets up vacuum cleaner repair business and already has 100 customers – Mirror Online

Ollie Grundy from Hyde, Greater Manchester has turned his obsession with toy hoovers into an entrepreneurial opportunity – at the tender age of just eight

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A Hoover-obsessed schoolboy who wants to be the next James Dyson has gained over 100 customers from a vacuum repair business set up at home.

Eight-year-old Ollie Grundy has already made more than £200 from the venture he runs from the kitchen of the house he shares with mum, Emma, 32, dad Stuart, 34, and sisters, Evie-Mai, 10, and Bonnie-Lou, two.

He only set up the ­business in Hyde, Greater Manchester, a week ago.

The junior entrepreneur, whose obsession began with toy Hoovers at a playgroup, fixes ­blockages, changes belts and cleans bags for £3 per appliance after school and at weekends.

Ollie wants to be the next James Dyson


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He already has 50 orders in from customers across the UK and plans to use his earnings to build a ­workshop in the back garden.

Ollie said: “I’m going to be the richest man in Britain like James Dyson. I’ve had over a hundred people getting in touch and have a backlog of over 50 orders.

“It’s £3 per Hoover but some people pay more depending on what they want doing.

Ollie with proud mum Emma, 32


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“I want to be an engineer and invent the next Hoover. I will try to make it as cheap as I can.”

Ollie currently owns five vacs.

He also has multiple cardboard and paper prototype Hoovers made while off school during lockdown and dreams of turning one of the templates into a fully functioning affordable model called ‘Alexus’.

Full-time mum Emma said: “Hoovers are the only thing he’ll watch on YouTube. He won’t watch football or anything. It’s non-stop.”

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