Originally set up as Happy Computers in 1987, Happy was established by Henry Stewart to make learning about IT an enjoyable experience and to discover how to create a truly great place to work.
In reaction to a fairly disastrous previous job, Henry was determined to find out what did enable a productive and happy workplace, enabling people to fulfil their potential. Learning from inspirational figures like Ricardo Semler (and his book Maverick), Happy developed quite a reputation – being rated one of the UK’s top five workplaces for five successive years.
Henry now speaks at conferences in the UK and around the world on how to create happy, productive workplaces. His first book, Relax: A Happy Business Story, was published in 2009. His second book, the Happy Manifesto, was published in January 2012.
In 2011 Henry was added to the Guru Radar section of the Thinkers50 list of the most influential business thinkers in the world. “He is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business,” explained list compiler Stuart Crainer.
Outside of work, Henry lives in Hackney and is married with three children. He was, for 15 years, Chair of Governors of his local primary and comprehensive school (which his children attended). His other passion is cycling. In 2008 and 2010 he completed the Etape, the public stage of the Tour de France. In 2016 he cycled the Haute Route, 7 days through the Alps, climbing the equivalent of a third of Everest every day.
If you want to to talk to Henry on anything you’ve read, contact him.
Henry is available to speak at your event. Call 020 7375 7300 to enquire about his availability.