27 October 2015, 15:30 - 18:30
Gateshead College, Baltic Business Quarter, Quarryfield Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BE
A member event with a difference! We’re planning an early evening of inspiration where we are encouraging you to bring along your children so they can hear first-hand what it’s like building your own business.
As champions of entrepreneurship, we’re passionate about encouraging future entrepreneurs and, if your children are anything like ours, we think they might pay more attention to someone sharing their business experience who isn’t one of their parents!
So, if you’d like your children to take over your business one day, or you just want them to consider entrepreneurship as a future career option, please bring them along with you to hear from ‘Jam Boy’.
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 in Europe, Korea and Australia and setting up community beehives in the UK and Korea.
Fraser’s journey shows that what can start as a passion, with love and hard work, can grow into something amazing. Something that changes your life.
As champions of entrepreneurship, we're passionate about encouraging future entrepreneurs and, if your children are anything like ours, we think they might pay more attention to someone other than their parents sharing business experience.
So, if you'd like your children to take over the business one day, or you just want them to consider entrepreneurship as a future career path, please bring them along with you.
*Children should be secondary school age and above.