Fraser Doherty MBE
The first ever winner of Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year from outside North America, Fraser Doherty MBE has been selling his Superjam at farmers markets and delicatessens since he was a youngster. “Fraser's story shows that what can start as a passion, with love and hard work, can grow into something amazing. Something that changes your life.”
About Fraser Doherty
Fraser Doherty has won contracts with almost all of the major UK supermarkets, and is selling millions of jars a year. He also runs a hugely successful project that provides tea parties for lonely elderly people all over the UK.
Fraser Doherty started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmother’s 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 and setting up hundreds of community beekeeping projects.
Fraser has been commended by the Prime Minister at Downing Street, by HRH Prince Charles and was recently awarded a medal (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 books SuperBusiness – published in UK, US, Australia, Korea and Japan, 48Hour Startup – published in the UK, US, Netherlands and Korea and The SuperJam Cookbook.
He is also the co-founder of Beer52; the world’s largest craft beer club and one of Scotland’s fastest-growing startup companies with more than 200,000 customers, shipping 50,000 cases of beer a month and producing the UK’s No. 1 craft beer magazine, Ferment
Fraser has spoken for a wide range of companies both in the UK and abroad such as Barclays, Cadbury’s, O2, Nintendo, IBM, BAE Systems, HSBC, Accenture, the NHS, BBC, Asda, Itsu, Allianz, the IoD, the CIPD, British Chambers of Commerce, Bank of England, Scottish Parliament and Colombia University to name a few all giving impeccable feedback. SuperJam is exhibited in the National Museum of Scotland and Fraser’s story was recently made into a hilarious dramatised re-enactment in Japan. His story cannot fail to put a smile on audiences faces and motivate them to never be afraid of giving their own ideas a shot.
- The Story of SuperJam
- The Life of an Young Entrepreneu
- Sales, Branding & Marketing
- Company Culture
- Social Responsibility
"At a recently launched new programme for young professionals who were setting themselves up in business, Fraser attended their induction day to tell his story of what he had learned in his career so far that could perhaps help them. His engaging and humorous delivery style kept his audience engaged and prompted a lot of discussion and questions that Fraser was able to give some useful guidance to help them on their own career journey. We have had great feedback and the young professional group were left inspired to pursue their own business plans, whilst understanding that it was important to keep a clear goal as to what it was they wanted to achieve."
British Equestrian Federation
"Convinced us we have the opportunity to turn something ‘ordinary’ into something ‘extraordinary’. The reaction was amazing. Outstanding."
"Fraser is an exciting young entrepreneur with an amazing story. His jams taste really fantastic too!"
"One of the best speakers we've ever had. Inspirational, humorous; one of the leading speakers in the UK!"
"The best speaker we've ever had." - Tutor2U, Business Studies Teacher Annual Conference."
Scottish Chambers of Commerce
"Fraser has taken a product that’s old-fashioned and completely reinvented it; giving it a young and up-to-date image."
"Fraser is a compelling speaker and an exciting entrepreneur"