Dealing with the unexpected

In our series of videos focused on private businesses and entrepreneurs, founder and Chairman of Blue Skies Holdings, Anthony Pile, talks to us about managing sustainability and risk in a high risk social enterprise.

Blue Skies has been cutting and packing consistently high quality just-harvested fruit products and delivering them to supermarkets across Europe since 1998. Employing over 2000 people in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa and Brazil, this multi-award winning social enterprise is committed to building long term partnerships, and fostering sustainable development in Africa and South America. By nurturing this culture and forging global partnerships Blue Skies has become an ethical model for development to governments all over the world.

In this video, Anthony tells us about how Blue Skies balance risk and relationships with stakeholders to be well positioned to deal with factors such as geo-political risk in West Africa, the impact of the Ash cloud and other unexpected challenges.