Fraser Doherty started his own business at age 14 and has since proved that he is a tremendous entrepreneur. Today, Fraser has great success with his company and is considered one of UK’s leading motivational speakers.
Fraser Doherty started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmothers kitchen in Scotland, he came up with a way of making jam 100% from fruit. At sixteen, he presented his brand, SuperJam, to Waitrose and went on to become the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket.
SuperJam has since grown into a company that has sold many millions of jars through thousands of supermarkets around the world. As well as being a commercial success, the business has invested in successful charitable projects running hundreds of free tea parties for the elderly in Europe, Korea and Australia and setting up community beehives in the UK and Korea.
SuperJam is exhibited in the National Museum of Scotland as an 'Iconic Scottish Brand' alongside Irn Bru, Tunnock's and Baxters. His success was further highlighted when Fraser was named 'Global Student Entrepreneur of The Year' the first ever winner from outside North America. This was one of over twenty awards that the company has received. Gordon Brown, the UK Prime Minister, commended Fraser over dinner at Downing Street, after hearing about his amazing story. Fraser was recently appointed MBE for services to business by The Queen. He has shared his incredible story at more than 500+ conferences in 27 countries around the world, as well as in his best-selling book SuperBusiness published in UK, US, Australia, Korea and Japan.
Fraser Doherty travels 365 days a year and has visited over 50 countries. He runs his company remotely a true example of a pioneer of virtual working and cloud solutions. He regularly lectures Entrepreneurship at universities around the world, including London Met. where he is their youngest ever Visiting Professor. He is one of the UKs youngest MBA graduates and regularly lectures in Entrepreneurship at universities around the world, including London Metropolitan where he is one of their youngest ever Visiting Professor.
The company invests in running 'SuperJam Tea Parties' for elderly people who live alone, in care homes or in sheltered housing. SuperJam has hosted over 125 events across the UK, with live music, dancing and, of course, scones and SuperJam. Up to 600 guests attend each of these events and they are growing in popularity every month.
Fraser has also been `Entrepreneur in Residence' at London Metropolitan University since 2010, delivering lectures and speeches on entrepreneurship.