A successful young entrepreneur had a simple answer for business students who asked about lady luck.
Scottish whizz Fraser Doherty, 27, was visiting the business department at Neston High School.
Fraser started his own jam making business ‘SuperJam’ at the age of 14 and has since gone on to create ‘Envelope Coffee’, is co-founder of Beer52 and is working on a new enterprise called ‘Super Honey’.
He is also director of the registered Scottish charity ‘The SuperJam Tea Parties’ which organises hundreds of free tea parties all over the UK for elderly people who live alone or in care.
The school says Fraser was ‘very keen’ to share his experiences of setting up a successful company with students from both Neston High and guest business students from West Kirby Grammar.
He gave an interesting and insightful talk about his life and his passion to get his Gran’s jam recipe out onto the shelves of the big supermarkets and the pitfalls he encountered on his way.
Stiudents heard his sugar free jam is sold in Waitrose and supermarkets all over the world and is particularly popular in Korea.
Despite becoming highly successful, his strong environmental and community principles have seen him develop into a philanthropist funding community based events and looking for more ethical approaches within his business ideas.
Fraser’s talk inspired students to realise that many successful businesses start from a small and humble beginning, that you are never too young to have a good idea and that perseverance is the key.
Asked about how much luck plays a part in developing a successful enterprise, his advice was ‘you have to be out there trying for luck to find you…’