Biography

“My story shows that what can start as a passion, with love and hard work, can grow into something amazing. Something that changes your life.”

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, 48 Hour 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.

Awards

 

  •  Enterprising Young Brit Award (2004)
  • The Independent's `Top 40 Children' (2005)
  • Outstanding Young Person of The World Award (2007)
  • Biggart Baillie Innovation Award (2007)
  • Young Entrepreneur of The Year (2007)
  • Supernova's Brightest Young Business (2007)
  • Global Student Entrepreneur of The Year (2007)
  • `Top 10' in The Observer's `Future 500' (2007)
  • Shortlisted for ITV's `Britain's Best' Awards (2008)
  • John Logie Baird Innovation Award (2008)
  • Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award (2008)
  • Top 10 in Courvoisier Future 500 Network (2008)
  • BT Essence of The Entrepreneur Award (2009)
  • Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of The Year finalist (2009)
  • Nectar Business Entrepreneur of The Year (2009)
  • Bighearted Scotland Business Person of The Year (2009)
  • HSBC Start-up Stars Finalist (2009)
  • Smarta 100 Award (2010)
  • Inc Magazine 30 under 30 Award (2010)
  • Top 10 in `Times Young Power List' (2011)
  • NatWest Enterprise Awards Finalist (2012) 
  • Ben & Jerry's 'Join our Core' Finalist (2012)
  • MADE: ChangeMaker                 (2012)
  • British Inspiration Award (2013)
  • IGD Young Entrepreneur of The Year (2014)
  • Finalist, The Pitch (2014)
  • Member of The British Empire                   (2014)
  • Finalist, Shell-Livewire (2014)
  • BQ Entrepreneur of The Year (2014)
  • Startups Young Entrepreneur of The Year                   (2014)
  • Startups Business of The Year                   (2014)
  • Growing Business ‘Young Gun’ Award (2015)
  • ScotEdge Award - Beer52 (2015)
  • The UK’s Best Independent Beer Retailer – SIBA – (2016)
  • Buchanan Business Awards (2016)
  • Scottish SME Business Awards (Finalist) (2017)
  • Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Award (2017)