2016 FPC Fresh Awards
Blue Skies picked up four awards including Best Place to Work, CSR Excellence, Fresh Produce Business of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award for our Chairman and Founder, Anthony Pile. The awards recognised the Blue Skies ethos and how it has enabled significant growth while delivering sustainable benefits in Africa and South America.
2008, 2011, 2015 Queens Award For Enterprise: Sustainable Development
In 2008, 2011 & 2015 Blue Skies is honoured to have been awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category in recognition of its continuous achievement in the provision of fresh-cut fruit, prepared at source, and aimed at maximising the sustainability benefits created for local producers.
2015 Fresh Award: CSR Excellence
Blue Skies has picked up an FPC Fresh Award for CSR Excellence. The awards are organised by the UK Fresh Produce Consortium and bring together British retailers and suppliers. Blue Skies received its award in the Business Excellence Category in recognition of its commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices through the Joint Effort Enterprise model.
2015 African Economy Builder Award
Blue Skies Chairman Anthony Pile was presented a 2014 African Economy Builder Award at a gala dinner in the Ivorian capital city, Abidjan for his outstanding contribution to the development of the continent.
2014 Ghana Made Awards – Best 100% Natural Juice
Blue Skies juice was recognized as the best 100% Natural Juice during a glittering ceremony in Accra. The award was presented at the 2014 Ghana Made Awards organised by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana. it recognises Blue Skies freshly squeezed juice which has become the leading fresh juice brand in Ghana.
2013 Great British Entrepreneur Awards –Social Entrepreneur of the Year
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards sponsored by Bizcrowd are set to become the recognised standard of excellence amongst entrepreneurs. Our Founder Anthony Pile was awarded 2013 Social Entrepreneur of the Year and the Eco Entrepreneur Bizcrowd Special Merit Award for his contribution to sustainable development in Africa.
2013 Private Business Awards Social Enterprise of the Year
The Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC and in association with HSBC Private Bank are positioned to recognise success and achievement within the vast number of private businesses in the UK. Blue Skies is recognised for its culture of inclusivity and social equality.
2012 FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism
The FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism honours business leaders who have excelled by both commercial success and social responsibility. Blue Skies is recognised for its Joint Effort Enterprise (JEE) model which espouses the idea that a successful business in Africa works best if it is inclusive, believes in social equality and profitability.
2012 Re:fresh Processor of the Year
The Re:Fresh Awards are organised by the Fresh Produce Journal and the UK Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), two organisations which collectively cover the entire spectrum of the fruit, vegetable and flower industries, from seed breeder to supermarket. The award recognises how Blue Skies has overcome the challenges facing its sector through strategic and innovative thinking.
2012 Waitrose Way Awards – Winner – Treating People Fairly
The Waitrose Way is an initiative that has been introduced to promote the philosophy that encompasses the way the UK retailer ‘Waitrose’ operates. The Waitrose Way award recognises the Blue Skies Joint Effort Enterprise (JEE) model which promotes diversity and a culture of respect as key components for making a sustainable business.
2011 FAB Award for Brand Identity
This award was presented at the 2011 International Food and Beverage Awards (FAB) in London and commends the new brand identity that has been designed for Blue Skies. The FAB Awards is an international Creative Awards programme focused entirely on work done for Food And Beverage brands.