Necessity leads to new business for clever entrepreneur

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Jeremy Grey, director of an Australian company called Henty, who makes clever commuter bags joins Enterprise Radio. He discusses from necessity is what led to the creation of the company.

Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Jeremy Grey discuss the following:

  • The Henty Wingman keeps clothes presentable and protected from creases while cycling to work or travelling for business. It’s a clever idea, how did it come about?
  • What were some of your main considerations when designing the Wingman?
  • You worked in the Navy before starting your own business. What skills did you learn that are useful to your business now?
  • How did you know when to stop consulting and just start your own business?
  • What do you love most about being self-employed?
  • Did funding the business initially cost what you thought?
  • Estimated to be worth US$43.4 billion globally by 2020, the travel bag industry is growing. How do you expect the market to continue to develop in the future?

The Australian Navy isn’t normally associated with producing successful entrepreneurs, but for Jeremy Grey it was the perfect start to an interesting and varied career. After completing his Bachelor of Science from ADFA he trained as a Navigator. He then followed his interest in weather and completed a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology. Finally he completed a Masters in Business Administration.

Jeremy developed the Henty Wingman prototype in 2010.  By 2011 he had his friend Jon Gourlay join him and the company was registered. In 2012 Jeremy was selling the Henty Wingman at the Salamanca market in Hobart. The Distribution and product range has increased considerably over the last few years. Henty products are available in many countries around the world. Jeremy loves freedom and excitement running your own business offers. The discipline and organisational skills learned in his early days in the Navy still keep him in good stead today.



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