Young British retail entrepreneur launches online TV channel
Eleven year-old Henry Patterson, founder of children's gift brand Not Before Tea and author of The Adventures of Sherb and Pip, is celebrating his company's first birthday with the launch of an online video channel. Not Before T-V is produced and presented by Henry, with co-presenter Bubbles the Goldfish, a character in his story books.
Follow their adventures as they make, bake, read stories and discover cool new things. You can even follow Henry as he runs his business and meets some very important people.
"I wanted to set up a video channel so children can get involved with Not Before Tea, get to know the characters and follow my business adventures," says Henry.
"When I do school book tours, I get asked so many questions about how I published my book, how I got started and what I do when I am not at school or running my business. Not Before T-V shows you what goes on behind the scenes."
"New videos will be added every week and I really hope my viewers will join in and send pictures, photos and stories of their own. So many children love to write and I would love to read the best stories on the channel."
In just 12 months, Not Before Tea has launched over 50 products, all designed by Henry, which are stocked in over 55 outlets across the UK.
Henry is a regular speaker at conferences and has met a number of business leaders on his journey, including Richard Branson. Henry will be launching two more books in the next six months.