Nine-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson hailed as 'future of the UK' after launching his third business

Businesswoman Debra Charles praises child entrepreneur Henry Patterson for launching his third business

Entrepreneur Debra Charles spoke to Jonny Gould and Ash about young businessman Henry Patterson

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Businesswoman Debra Charles has praised child entrepreneur Henry Patterson, calling him 'the future of our country'. 

Patterson, who is nine years old, recently launched a child's online sweet shop called Not Before Tea, and has already had over 100 orders for his sweets and smashed his targets. 

The youngster created his own logo and did all his own marketing for the shop, which is the third business he's owned after an ebay store and an enterprise selling bags of manure, which he opened when he was only seven.  

Charles, the founder of Novacroft, called it "absolutely brilliant."

"So inspiring," she told Jonny and Ash. "It excites me because people like Henry are the future of our country. 

"With people like him, there is a brilliant chance of growing our economy and having a really great society."