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 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 love of public speaking and has since spoken alongside some of the worlds top motivational speakers on stages in Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Berlin and Vietnam.
Now 14, Henry has set up online academy Young & Mighty, to enable young entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality, through short practical courses.
GIVING BACK: Free spaces are offered to schools, who run ‘Get Mighty’ competitions to their students. This annual Dragons Den style format, encourages pupils to pitch their business idea to their teachers. Each age section will win access to the Young and Mighty online academy
He is sharing the lessons he has learnt with schools and colleges throughout the UK, most recently working in a group of students from The Peter Jones Academy.
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.
For media reference, this timeline is updated on a weekly basis:
2018 – 14 years old
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!).