Stephen Henderson Young Enterprise

Stephen Henderson

Business Owner, Ruach Music

“When at Kilkeel High School, I took part in numerous Young Enterprise activities, from workshops making accessories to sell, to developing lucrative business concepts to pitch to a panel. Along the way I took on board not only the basic skills used in business, but the passion and excitement that accompanies them. As a result at the age of 16, through witnessing percussionists’ enthusiasm regarding the progression of the percussive instrument, the cajon, I founded Ruach Music.

“Since initiating trading, I have made over 500 instruments, selling them into countries including the USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Japan, Singapore and Australia, been accepted onto Northern Irelands accelerator programme, Propel, and raised over £14,000 on online crowd funding platform, Kickstarter. Ruach’s pre-series product line, the “MK-Range” acquired a great response from the market, but musicians wanted more. Taking things to the next level, Ruach has just launched the “LIVE Series”, the drum that never goes out of tune.”