Ministerial visit to the Blue Skies factory in Corby

Last week, it was great to visit the Blue Skies factory in Corby with Baroness Sugg, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development. This was a fantastic visit and it was great to learn about the work the company is doing internationally, which extends far beyond providing top quality fresh fruit to well-known suppliers in the UK and providing significant employment opportunities here in Corby. I really enjoyed chatting to employees live from Ghana and Senegal, and it was great to see fruit being prepared on the factory floor here in Corby - this is a business which is making a big economic impact locally, whilst helping developing countries to grow and prosper through free trade; an agenda I am hugely keen to see us progress further as a global trading nation.