About Speaker Henry Patterson…
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. Henry’s story has been in the press at home and abroad including Forbes magazine. He has also made several television appearances. He was the youngest person ever to be interviewed on CNBC’s breakfast business show Squawk Box, he was named One to Watch by the Independent and he appeared on The BBC Show with Richard Branson. 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.
Henry uses his childhood experiences as the foundation to his talks. His school life has been tough and he was bullied because he didn’t fit in. As a consequence, he developed a stutter overnight. His journey to re-discover his voice is truly inspirational.
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.
In May 2018, Henry launched his first business book entitled Young & Mighty, aimed at 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. Young and Mighty promotes confidence and thoughtfulness, not just material ambition.
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 such as Sir Richard Branson and Mike Krieger.