Hugely successful entrepreneur, TV presenter and movie maker Henry Cole owns HCA Entertainment and Gladstone Motorcycles. Bonkers about motorbikes, he is instantly recognised around the world as the presenter of World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides, The Motorbike Show and Shed and Buried. Henry is a fascinating and mesmerising speaker and intertwines the highs and lows of his life experiences with his impressive business acumen. As a result his speeches are truly memorable.
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Henry Cole was educated at Eton and has gone on to forge a career spanning some 32 years in the TV and movie industry.
The owner of a production company HCA Entertainment, Henry is currently best known worldwide as a TV Presenter immersing himself in his lifelong passion for motorcycles and the tinkering and restoring of vintage machinery.
Currently he’s the presenter of World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides: Travel Channel Worldwide, The Motorbike Show: ITV4 and Discovery Networks, Shed and Buried for ITV and Travel Channel Worldwide and The Motorbike Show Special: Steve McQueen’s Motorcycles.
As well as presenting TV Henry runs his TV production company HCA Entertainment which makes all the shows he presents and a whole lot more he doesn’t.
His company HCA Entertainment has produced and Henry has directed countless factual series for broadcasters like ITV, Sky 1, Channel 5, UKTV, Travel Channel, Discovery Networks, NBC and BBC. Series include Grimefighters, Kensington Wives, Men Brewing Badly, London’s Greatest Hits, Supersize Grime, The Skulls of Sanctuary, Frontline Stories, Discovering Gardens and The Real Filth Fighters!
Henry has directed over 70 TV commercials for brands like Flora, Mastercard, Top Up TV, Dixons, TFL, Amstrad and many other household brands.
In addition Henry has produced and directed TV and Theatrical movies including Mad Dogs and Englishmen starring Elizabeth Hurley, C Thomas Howell and Joss Ackland, Dead Funny starring Elizabeth Pena and Andrew McCarthy and Princess in Love starring Christopher Villiers and Julia Cox.
Henry is also the boss of Gladstone Motorcycles, not named after Henry’s great-great Uncle, William Ewart Gladstone the Prime Minister but his great uncle Dick “Redbeard” Gladstone, a true British eccentric who instigated Henry’s passion for classic British motorcycles at the tender age of eight! Gladstone Motorcycles manufactures the finest bespoke British custom motorcycles.
The world land speed record holder for a pre 1955 750cc motorcycle Henry rides every year for Brough Superior and Gladstone on the Bonneville Salt Flats to try and secure a whole load more!
Henry is very public about his battle with Heroin addiction between the ages of 19 and 24. He is now 27 years clean but still is heavily involved in trying to help other addicts and share his experience in battling addiction
Along with motorcycles Henry is passionate about fishing, classic tractors, cycling and most importantly his dog Bumble, wife Janie and his two sons Charlie and Tom!