10 Jul 2013

Comvita founder dies aged 102

6:50 pm on 10 July 2013

Founder of the natural health and beauty products company Comvita, Claude Stratford, has died aged 102.

Mr Stratford, a philanthropist and Queen's Service Medal recipient died at his Te Puke home.

Comvita chief executive Brett Hewlett says he founded the company at the age of 63, by making and selling bee products from the basement of his home.