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A message from Lisa

Lisa Smith

I gave up my full time job as finance manager of a manufacturing company in August 2010 and started my fruit to suit franchise covering Tyne and Wear a month later. I can honestly say it was the best decision I have ever made. I love managing my own business and having the flexibility to set my own timetable. I really enjoy working with children and appreciate seeing more of my own.

I am passionate about delivering the business and enterprise programs in primary schools as I believe the children benefit in so many ways. Gaining an exposure to all aspects of the business process at an early age gives them such a good grounding for later life – of course the healthy snacks are a delicious bonus too!

On a personal level, I am married to my very supportive husband Iain and we have 2 beautiful daughters Rebecca and Rachael who are at Primary school – one with a fruit to suit tuck shop of course! I have lived in South Tyneside all my life and I am proud to be supplying the local area with a product and service that carries such positive values.

Every single person I have spoken to about fruit to suit thinks it is a brilliant idea – it is!

About fruit to suit C.I.C.

We deliver bespoke, quality assured business and enterprise programs to primary and secondary schools. more>

Our programs support pupils in establishing and operating a long term, sustainable healthy school tuck shop business.

The profit generated can be used to fund further enterprise training or donated to charity.

We supply a wide range of delicious, healthy snacks and drinks which meet the School Food Trust guidelines. more>

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"I was really impressed with the file the kids got and how well organised it all is. I can really see huge educational benefits from the tuck shop and am looking forward to getting going!"