Henry’s career in the industry began in 1973, working in retail at Bonaparte Records. He moved Phonogram Records (Universal) and the worked in New York importing records in the heyday of the British Invasion. His next move was to manage and run a sales/promotions company Bullet Promotions, the first independent retail promotions team. In 1989 he set up one of the first boutique “bolt on distribution” companies, The Total Records Company, this business broke the mould of distribution in the UK. In 1998 he set up Absolute Marketing and Distribution (now known as Absolute Label Services), the first label services business in the World.
He was a member of the AIM board for five years, worked with Nordoff Robbins on the “2000” committee and currently sits on the CALM charity Music Board.