About Henry

Henry about

About Henry: Henry started his official business journey at the age of nine when he launched children’s brand Not Before Tea . This was based on story book he had written entitled The Adventures of Sherb and Pip. All the characters in the book were bought to life through products such as bags, wash bags and soft toys (Today the products are sold internationally and Henry has just secured substantial investment to grow the brand further.

At 12 years old, Henry was a keynote speaker at the prestigious Retail Week Live event at the 02 in London, where he shared the stage with the likes of Facebook and Google.

Despite battling a stammer, he developed a passion for public speaking and now travels the world doing what he loves. He has since spoken alongside some of the worlds top motivational speakers on stages in Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Berlin and Vietnam.

In 2019 Henry set up online academy Young & Mighty, to enable young entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality, through short practical courses.

In January 2020 Henry turned 16. This coincided with the launch of his new brand ‘Zellie-Zipper’ a collection of bags to combat the problem of ‘throwaway fashion’, by its ability to instantly change colour with a quick unzip and zip.

About his Book: Young and Mighty is for children and young people, 10 to 14, who are starting to think about their future and starting to make sense of what motivates them. It covers some of the big issues that young people face: money, self-esteem, finding your voice, education and creativity. It particularly appeals to those struggling to fit in.

In the introduction Henry tells his story about developing a stammer after being bullied at school and his journey to rediscover his voice. His experiences have taught Henry that children can discover their own version of success. The book provides examples from business, the arts and sport contributed by people Henry has met or admires. Other chapters deal with how to double your pocket money and how to raise money for good causes. There is also advice from business, marketing and legal experts on how to start and run a business.

Young and Mighty promotes confidence and thoughtfulness, not just material ambition.

Henry’s CV:

For media reference, this timeline is updated on a weekly basis:

2020 – Jan 15th – 16 years old

Feb – Planned launch of new brand for Gen-Z –  Zellie-Zipper

2019 – 15 years old

Dec – Partnership with The Jingle Bell Ball – Capital Radio; O2

Oct – Speaker – The Business Show, Excel, London

Oct – Guest editor on BBC 5 Live

Oct – Theatre – Made in Dagenham

August – Sky News: FYI

July – Launches Business in a Bag

April – THEATRE: played ‘Ryan’ in High School Musical

March – talkRADIO interview with Eamonn Holmes

February – Bod is launched  – challenge complete!

January – Henry starts the new year by challenging himself to start a business in 4 weeks

2018 – 14 years old

November – Finalist at The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2018

October – THEATRE: Played Baby John, West Side Story, Derngate Theatre

September – Panel Speaker at Tech, London

September – Winner of RoundTable Youth Awards 2018

August – Performs Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ at the Junior Choral Course

July – Joins Big Speak speaker bureau in LA

July – Speaks at ‘National Achievers Congress 2018’ in Bangkok

July – Volunteers at elephant sancturay in Thailand

July – Speaks at ‘The National Achievers Congress 2018’ in Singapore with Gary Vaynerchuk

July – Wins pitch off at ‘The Children’s Media Conference 2018’

June – The launch of Not Before Tea in House of Fraser, Oxford Street, London

May – Henry spends a day learning from Mary Portas ‘Queen of Shops’

May – ‘Young and Mighty’ book launches at 17:45 on May 15th

May – Henry is in four performances of Les Miserables

May – BBC Radio 1 Interview with Matt Edmonson

April – Speaking at Ernest Wong Event (Vietnam)

April – Speaking at Wealth Summit, Ho Chi Minh City

April – Speaking at Wealth Summit, Hanoi

March – Learns from Moonpig founder, Nick Jenkins

February – Appears on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Bottom Line’

February – Moves into new Young&Mighty HQ Offices

January – Speaking at The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

January – Not Before Tea gets investment

2017 – 13 years old

December – Attends Opening Night of ‘Hamilton’, London
November – Speaking at Kidzania, London
November – Wins a ‘BizTech BrightSparc’ award
November – Speaking at Success Summit, Malaysia
November – Speaking at Ultra Education Awards 2017
October – Young&Mighty reports from New York City
October – Speaking at Success Resources, London
August – Young&Mighty Official Photoshoot
July – Signs book deal with Harriman House
July – Attends CMC
June – Attends Breakfast with Instagram co-founder, Mike Krieger
March – Starts writing new book, ‘Young and Mighty’
February – Speaking at NatWest
January – Sells ‘Magic Door’ business

2016 – 12 years old

November – Attends ‘Retail Week Rising Star Awards 2016’
October – Speaking at Clarke’s Shoes Event
October – Speaking at LEGO corporate event
October – Speaking at Arvarto, Berlin
September – Speaking at Company of Master Jewellers Annual Conference
August – Interviews notonthehighstreet.com CEO, Simon Belsham
August – Joins NatWest Accelerator Programme
July – Speaking at ‘Potential Plus UK’
June – Interviews supermodel, Caprice
March – Speaking at Retail Week Live 2016

2015 – 11 years old

November – Live on Australian radio
November – Featured in Sunday Times
October – Speaking at Mumpreneur 2015
August – Book Signing in Surrey
July – Book Signing in Fenwick’s
April – Not Before Tea launches in Milan
January – Manufacturing begins for Not Before Tea products
January – Speaking at Bubble London

2014 – 10 years old

November – Interviews ‘Mind Candy’ Founder, Michael Acton-Smith
November – Speaking at Mumpreur 2014
September – Appears on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ with Sir Richard Branson
April – Launches Book ‘The Adventures Of Sherb and Pip’
February – Exhibit at Spring Fair Trade Show

2013 – 9 years old

November – Wins ‘One To Watch’ at The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2013
February – Launches collection of sweets (this only lasts one month!)

#1 Y&M tip:

When have no money to get started, you need to find another way. I was told I had to make my fancy dress costumes when I was younger. It is amazing what a saucepan, hoop and tin foil can make (and I won too!).