Sweet success: ‘Jam Boy’ to guest lecture in Leeds

World-leading jam maker Fraser Doherty as a teenager. Picture: SuperJam/PA Wire

World-leading jam maker Fraser Doherty as a teenager. Picture: SuperJam/PA Wire

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An entrepreneur who was just 14 when he started internationally-acclaimed company SuperJam, will host a guest lecture at Leeds Beckett University.

Fraser Doherty MBE started making the preserve – using his gran’s recipe – in his parents’ kitchen in Edinburgh in 2003.

Now 24, he supplies his healthy jam to more than 2,000 supermarkets in seven countries.

He developed a method of producing jam 100 per cent from fruit and became the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket chain when Waitrose launched SuperJam in March 2007.

Paul Houghton, from Leeds Beckett, said: “He is living proof that great success can be achieved if you have a business idea and a goal that you are truly passionate about and are prepared to work for.”

The free event is from 5.30pm to 7pm tomorrow at the University’s Rose Bowl and is open to the public. Book at http://bit.ly/1ANIFhP.