Discovering Gac Fruit
Charles and Gilly never expected to set up a UK-based business importing and distributing Gac fruit oil capsules. However, fate has played them a lucky hand.
Having lived in the Far East for 25 years, including Vietnam for the last 6, it didn’t take long before the pervasive role of Gac fruit in Vietnamese culture made itself evident. Every important traditional meal - such as a wedding feast and Lunar New Year celebrations (Tet, in Vietnam) - included a sticky red rice dish, coloured and flavoured with Gac oil. Local friends were eager to share their belief in the efficacy of Gac fruit, and Gac fruit oil, in improving and enhancing their health.
The ‘Fruit from Heaven’, as it is known colloquially, has been revered for generations of Vietnamese for its health-giving properties and deep vibrant red colour, which symbolises good luck and long life.
They became intrigued. They have always been interested in Far Eastern techniques to balance body and mind and so dug deeper. They discovered that scientific researchers in Vietnam, China, Japan, Australia and the USA had been before us and demonstrated the high concentrations of natural health-giving substances contained in Gac fruit and Gac fruit oil. Buoyed by this, they began taking Gac fruit oil capsules. Within weeks, they noticed improved, more youthful complexions, stronger, thicker hair and nails and an overall boost to their general well-being.
They shared their discovery with family and friends when they moved back to England and soon couldn’t keep up with demand. Only Gac Fruit was born.
A family business that’s a family in business
Having spent our lives (or most of them) living in each other’s pockets so to speak, we know each other pretty well. We run our business the same way. In other words, the head knows what the arms, legs and little toe is doing. You won’t get passed around, from pillar to post or left in the bottom of someone’s in-tray.
We understand business. Before setting up this enterprise Charles led a major multinational company. As well as trade, he understands the value of good service. Their two daughters have also lived and worked in Vietnam and are equally committed to spreading the word about Gac.
We’re committed. As a family business there’s a lot at stake. So we’re really keen to provide the best service we can. That means looking after you personally, going the extra mile, trying that bit harder. After all, it’s our family reputation on the line here.
We’re flexible. We’re not big and burly. It doesn’t take an age to turn the oil tanker. We’re nimble and bendy, so we can we can be more flexible in the way we do things to fit your needs. It’s about making sure everyone benefits. You, our customers (and us, of course).