Fraser Doherty, known as Jam boy, started his Million Dollar Jam business at the age of 14. Fraser was interviewed by Hong Kong Economic Times and you can find the interview (in Chinese) here below…
Fraser Doherty, now 23, set up SuperJam at 14, using his Gran’s jam recipes. After selling his produce at farmers’ markets and to delicatessens, he developed a method of producing jam 100% from fruit.
After setting up production, creating a brand and perfecting his recipes, Fraser became the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket chain when Waitrose launched the range in March 2007. SuperJam now supplies over 2,000 supermarkets around the world (incl. Tesco, Asda Wal-Mart, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose) in countries including Australia, Russia, Denmark, Finland and Ireland.
SuperJam is exhibited in the National Museum of Scotland as an ‘Iconic Scottish Brand’, alongside Irn Bru, Tunnock’s and Baxters and Fraser was named ‘Global Student Entrepreneur of The Year’, the first ever winner from outside North America, 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 has given over 250 speeches (76 in 2010) in 17 countries around the world about my adventures in starting SuperJam. Corporate clients include Kraft Foods, IBM, P&G, Accenture, KPMG, Direct Energy, the NHS. He was featured by Inc Magazine as one of the ’30 under 30′ entrepreneurs in the world.