Harry Beard founder of Glacia Clothing

“Do it whilst you’re young! You can’t lose. If you succeed whilst you’re young people see it as a great achievement, and if you fail people still have respect for you as you had a go! Your reputation cannot be tarnished when you’re young..”

Meet Harry Beard


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How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

1 year.

What is the name of your current project / company?

Glacia Clothing

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

Clothing Brand.

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

I made a clothing brand a few years ago for fun and I enjoyed it, but the branding of the previous one was awful so I started again.

Why do you do what you do?

There’s something satisfying about producing a product as opposed to offering a service. Once you have a product, it sells itself – age no longer becomes a restriction.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

I’m still pretty young! But I think the best piece of advice I was given was – Do it whilst you’re young! You can’t lose. If you succeed whilst you’re young people see it as a great achievement, and if you fail people still have respect for you as you had a go! Your reputation cannot be tarnished when you’re young.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

The piece of advice above probably!

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

Twitter. No doubt.

What does your typical day look like?

Wake up. Check orders. Pack orders into my school bag. Attend lessons. Ship the sales after school.

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

The industry I entered. Now I’ve built a bit of a personal reputation I’d love to start a business around a tech based service.

What is the most important thing in life?

For me? Probably self-belief. It brings about happiness and other cliche factors people talk about as “the most important things in life”

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

People are dubious due to my age. I overcame it by doing stuff myself. Instead of finding a stockist I opened a pop up shop in Camden, London.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

My demographic is the complete opposite to myself.