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"03.12.2016 13:00:00" Cool jobs at Virgin Meet the man with one of the coolest jobs at Virgin, Virgin Limited Edition's winemaker: http://virg.in/EX8rr
"02.12.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Red celebrate the 12 Vaults of Christmas Virgin Red, the loyalty programme app that rewards customers for living a life more Virgin, have decided to kick off December with a special treat for its members... The app has today introduced 12 super special Vaults. So forget opening up a door on your Win a trip to one of Richard Branson's exclusive Virgin Limited Edition properties!
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Four entrepreneurs explain their biggest 2016 takeaways It's been a seesaw year to be a business owner. According to research carried out by Hitachi Capital, volatile cashflow, red tape and regulations, and an ever-shifting political landscape mean start-ups are experiencing barriers to growth and are Four entrepreneurs explain how they were able to save their business from failure in 2016...
"26.11.2016 11:05:00" A day in Richard Branson's life, South Africa style A day in Richard Branson's life, South Africa style: http://virg.in/cxcfl
"23.11.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com How to fight a robot for your job Currently we are on the cusp of a massive economic shift. Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are replacing the jobs of many day after day. Yes, there will be new jobs created but the question we all must wrestle with is, "Will my skills be It's you vs robots in the jobs market - here's how to win:
"20.11.2016 10:05:00" virgin.com Virgin Australia Cabin Crew named best in the skies Virgin Australia has been recognised for the best Business Class and best Cabin Crew by leading airline safety and product rating review agency, Airline Ratings. It is the third year in a row that Virgin Australia has won the Best Cabin Crew award, which Congratulations to Virgin Australia – the best Cabin Crew in the skies!
"19.11.2016 11:35:00" virgin.com How to discover if your current job really aligns with your values What do you do for a living? And be honest, why do you it? You're where you are now because of decisions you made. You chose to accept your current job, admittedly this could be because you planned and worked towards achieving it, perhaps you 'fell' into Does your job align with your values? Here's how to find out:
"14.11.2016 15:44:49" Watch: Advertising genius @rorysutherland makes an appearance ... Watch: Advertising genius Rory Sutherland makes an appearance on 3 in 1 http://virg.in/3in1rs
"13.11.2016 17:00:05" virgin.com Jobs of the week - November 8th There's a whole host of roles that you could have at the Virgin Group. Here's just a selection of the best jobs going this week... Deputy General Manager, Virgin Limited Edition, Necker Island We need someone to take on one of the most exciting roles at There's some great jobs going across the Virgin Group this week, including a role on Necker Island...
"12.11.2016 12:05:00" virgin.com How Virgin helped me change careers Richard Branson often calls the Virgin Group one big family and that's certainly true for the members of staff who have worked across numerous Virgin companies. We caught up with James Cameron-McIntosh to hear more about the story of his career at Virgin… How career changes have helped James move around the Virgin Group... #VirginFamily
"11.11.2016 16:43:54" Virgin Atlantic Here's our sky high #mannequinchallenge! ✈ Virgin Atlantic do the #mannequinchallenge at 35,000ft...
"07.11.2016 12:53:34" virgin.com Grand Challenges in innovation Was honoured to join Bill Gates at the first Grand Challenges event held in Europe. We were joined at Central Westminster Hall by Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, for an interesting discussion on innovation. With more than What happened when Richard Branson joined Bill Gates at the 1st Grand Challenges event in Europe...
"06.11.2016 12:35:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains launches the Never-Ending Ticket Virgin Trains has this week launched the world's first ever ticket relay. Every day one lucky customer will get a free First Class journey anywhere on the West Coast route thanks to the Never-Ending Ticket. No matter why you're travelling you could score Get a free First Class journey on Virgin Trains thanks to their #NeverEndingTicket...
"05.11.2016 13:35:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic opens applications for pilot training programme Virgin Atlantic wants to make a flying career accessible to everyone – and has announced the re-launch of its Future Flyers programme for 2017. The programme leads directly to a job as an airline pilot for Virgin Atlantic and there are 12 spaces available Want to fly Virgin Atlantic's planes? Apply to join their Future Flyers programme!
"30.10.2016 17:09:50" virgin.com Inside The LADbible guide to disruption The LADbible has been hailed as a publishing phenomenon. The site, targeted at 16-30-year-olds, has a Facebook and Twitter following of more than 18 million, nearly triple that of other major newspaper brands. And earlier this year it was also ranked top How The LAD Bible are discovering the next generation of UK entrepreneurs... #VirginDisruptors
"29.10.2016 20:00:00" Dom Price at Virgin Disruptors "When you're trying to take on disruption, you have to accept that a lot of what you're gonna do isn't going to work, but you're gonna learn from it" - Dom Price http://virg.in/sif3c
"29.10.2016 11:15:00" virgin.com What Richard Branson and toilet rolls teach us about disruption As far as icebreakers go, this one reaches new levels - literally. "I came in early today and put a bog roll under every other seat in the front row", Richard Branson announced to the packed auditorium, gathered for the first Virgin Disruptors session of Five things Richard Branson taught us at #VirginDisruptors...
"27.10.2016 11:05:00" Advertising genius Rory Sutherland talks persuasion The art of persuasion - explained in 60 seconds by Rory Sutherland... http://virg.in/3in1rs
"23.10.2016 09:05:01" virgin.com Richard Branson reveals Virgin Voyages Richard Branson was in Miami yesterday to reveal Virgin Voyages as the inspiring new identity for Virgin's cruise line. Joined by the company's president and CEO Tom McAlpin, they announced the name and shared that Virgin Voyages has officially signed a Welcome to the family Virgin Voyages!
"22.10.2016 19:00:00" Richard Branson at #VirginDisruptors "There's quite a lot of personal sacrifice, but if you can pull it off the upside is considerable – Richard Branson #VirginDisruptors
"22.10.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Own Virgin America's First Class shoes Virgin America has teamed up with Eleven Inc. and SearchnDesign to create the Virgin America First Class shoe. Inspired by Virgin America's First Class amenities, the shoes feature WiFi, moodlighting, high-quality Italian white leather, a video display, Virgin America has designed shoes based on its First Class amenities and they're pretty cool...
"16.10.2016 16:30:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - October 11th There's loads going at Virgin at the moment, if you want to get involved with it then check out the latest jobs around the group. Door Canvasser, Virgin Media, Edinburgh As a Door Canvasser, you'll be knocking doors in a different area every month. There, If you've ever wanted to work at Virgin Atlantic, here's your chance...
"15.10.2016 11:25:00" virgin.com Virgin Disruptors Podcast - Purpose with Richard Branson We had the pleasure of hosting so many fascinating speakers at our recent Virgin Disruptors event that we've decided to showcase all their insights in a new podcast series. So here it is, hosted by Holly Ransom, the Virgin Disruptors Podcast. Episode one Introducing the Virgin Disruptors Podcast - first up, it's Richard Branson...
"11.10.2016 11:52:36" virgin.com Quiz: Are you a good leader? Think you're a good leader? Prove it in our latest quiz... No matter what your leadership style is like at the moment, all leaders could stand to learn a thing or two to develop further. Check out our In Focus theme, How to become a modern leader, for Are you a good leader? Take our quiz to find out...
"09.10.2016 17:15:01" virgin.com Virgin Active launches new swimming workout Virgin Active has announced it is launching a brand new swimming workout class. Hydro, powered by Speedo, will launch nationwide this month and help gymgoers improve fitness, build muscle and burn calories in a 60 minute High Intensity Interval Training Virgin Active UK has launched a new HIIT workout in the pool...
"08.10.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Six things we learnt from Virgin Disruptors 2016 If you didn't see Virgin Disruptors 2016 in London, you missed a brilliant day of inspiration from a range of people sharing their stories of how they're creating change. We'll be sharing those stories throughout October on Virgin.com but to give you a Six things we learnt from #VirginDisruptors:
"05.10.2016 13:35:22" The best of Virgin Disruptors 2016 The best of #VirginDisruptors 2016 in under two minutes... http://virg.in/gwkR4
"05.10.2016 09:43:57" Did you join us at Virgin Disruptors? Tag yourself in our photos from the day! Virgin Disruptors 2016 Did you join us at Virgin Disruptors? Tag yourself in our photos from the day!
"04.10.2016 15:24:19" Did you join us at Virgin Disruptors? Tag yourself in our photos from the day! Virgin Disruptors 2016 Did you join us at Virgin Disruptors? Tag yourself in our photos from the day!
"03.10.2016 11:55:22" #VirginDisruptors Live
"02.10.2016 16:00:32" virgin.com Final speakers announced for Virgin Disruptors 2016 Virgin Disruptors 2016 is just days away, and we have the final announcement of speakers who will be joining us in London on October 3rd. If you want to know how some of the biggest world changers did it, you can't afford to miss this one. Check out the Who are you most looking forward to hearing from at #VirginDisruptors?
"01.10.2016 19:00:02" virgin.com How Virgin Megastore is changing the face of retail Retail is an industry that has long been in need of disruption and new innovation. We caught up with Nisreen Shocair ahead of her appearance at Virgin Disruptors to find out how she's changed what retail means at Virgin Megastore. “One of the things that Why Virgin Megastore put a DJ booth, stage and red slide in their store:
"01.10.2016 09:05:00" virgin.com How is the music industry being disrupted? In 2013 we launched our very first Virgin Disruptors debate looking at whether technology was killing the music industry. But in an industry that's ripe for disruption a lot can change in three years, so how has the music industry been transformed since How has the music industry changed since our first #VirginDisruptors in 2013?
"29.09.2016 13:41:10" Timeline Photos Don't miss Richard Branson speaking at #VirginDisruptors! Watch the livestream here: http://virg.in/Lij6v
"28.09.2016 11:14:53" #VirginDisruptors balloon competition is underway!
"28.09.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos Last week your captions were Show us what you've got today... #captionthis
"28.09.2016 08:30:53" Timeline Photos 99 balloons. 1 #VirginDisruptors ticket. Will you find it? The competition starts at 12pm today in West London!
Can't make it? We'll be live streaming it right here! Stay tuned...
"25.09.2016 19:05:00" virgin.com Richard Branson's tips for young entrepreneurs Wanting to pursue entrepreneurship when you're young can be tough – especially if your parents would prefer you to concentrate on your studies. Fortunately Richard Branson has some advice… “You're never too young to be an entrepreneur,” the Virgin Group Struggling to convince your parents entrepreneurship is for you? Take Richard Branson's advice...
"24.09.2016 11:32:00" DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team's Season 3 livery reveal trailer DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team's Season 3 livery reveal trailer drops Monday! Here's a sneak preview..
"21.09.2016 11:30:01" Timeline Photos #captionthis Let's see what you can come up with this week...
"18.09.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Five business lessons from Jim Cregan of Jimmy's Iced Coffee I wouldn't normally recommend learning about business from someone who used to dress up as a mermaid, but there are exceptions to every rule. You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out exactly why someone would do that, and if you do, you'll also Five unconventional business lessons from Jimmy's Iced Coffee...
"17.09.2016 16:35:01" virgin.com Quiz: How has the world been disrupted in the last 100 years? The next Virgin Disruptors event is less than three weeks away and to get you prepared, we've created a quiz to celebrate some of the great disruptions of the last 100 years. If you want to know more about how people are changing the world right now, make Think you know how the world has changed? Put your knowledge to the test... #VirginDisruptors
"17.09.2016 11:05:01" virgin.com Why having a strong brand is important to Virgin Produced Virgin Produced is a content development and production company, which I co-founded in 2010 along with Richard Branson and actor-turned-producer Justin Berfield. Over the past six years we've participated in the making and/or marketing of 10 feature Why Virgin Produced. is proud to be part of the Virgin family...
"14.09.2016 08:05:49" virgin.com My second dream dinner party On Necker Island I regularly join our guests for dinner, and love listening and discovering new things from them, as well as sharing my own views. They are often entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and people pushing the boundaries in their own lives. Whether it Join us for #VirginDisruptors – it'll be a bit like Richard Branson's dream dinner party...
"13.09.2016 14:43:07" Timeline Photos What's your favourite Roald Dahl quote? Here's Richard Branson's: http://virg.in/cNq5P #roalddahlday
"11.09.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com The look of leadership: how top influencers craft their images Being a visible leader is all about carefully crafting your image - without being dishonest. Image is about how you look but it's also about who you are. And that takes in everything from the causes you care about to emphasising the qualities that have A five step guide to crafting the right look for leadership:
"11.09.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - September 6th It might be back to school time for the kids, but why not make a change yourself and apply to join the Virgin family? Here's some of the hottest vacancies this week... Content Executive, Virgin Management, London We need a Content Executive to join our Need a new challenge? Check out this week's jobs of the week:
"10.09.2016 14:10:01" virgin.com Richard Branson at Virgin Disruptors - three of the best Virgin Disruptors returns for its sixth instalment this October, with London once again playing host to some of the world's most disruptive minds in business. Ahead of the big day, we assess the impact that Virgin Disruptors veteran - Richard Branson - Three times Richard Branson took over #VirginDisruptors:
"10.09.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Get out of office with Virgin Atlantic A third of British workers are not taking their full annual leave allowance, effectively making the office the country's most popular holiday destination. To encourage workers to get out of the office, Virgin Atlantic has enlisted Judith Chalmers, star of Virgin Atlantic is encouraging British workers to #GetOutOfOffice:
"09.09.2016 12:46:53" Get your #VirginDisruptors tickets now! #VirginDisruptors is back in London on Monday October 3rd! Buy your ticket to join Richard Branson and more inspirational speakers here: http://virg.in/qxtlH
"07.09.2016 11:30:00" Timeline Photos We've got the photo, have you got the caption? #captionthis
"04.09.2016 19:00:01" virgin.com Which modern leader are you most like? What's your leadership style? Are you a Richard Branson-style influencer? Maybe like Tony Hsieh you prefer a holacratic organisation? Find out which modern leader you're most like in our quiz... No matter what kind of leader you are, you can develop your What's your leadership style? Find out in our new quiz:
"04.09.2016 16:05:00" virgin.com Free WiFi for Virgin Media Ireland mobile customers Virgin Media Ireland mobile customers can now benefit from free and unlimited WiFi access at more than 900 Bitbuzz hotspots across Ireland and the UK. Super speedy Bitbuzz WiFi is available in locations such as Insomnia, Costa Coffee and various hotels Virgin Media Ireland mobile customers can now use more than 900 WiFi hotspots for free:
"04.09.2016 10:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Australia helps rehome Australian rescue pets Virgin Australia Cargo has announced it has teamed up with pet travel experts Jetpets to unite rescue pets with new, loving homes around Australia. For the first time, Jetpets and Virgin Australia Cargo will come together to fly hundreds of pets in need Virgin Australia is helping to rehome rescue pets across Australia:
"03.09.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com You're doing great, learn to give yourself a pat on the back The endless days, late nights, 'one more email' and 'I'll just quickly answer this' are phrases that most of us who are in business use far too much. It's almost as if we fear stopping, even for a moment, because when we do it may all fall apart. How Why every entrepreneur needs to give themselves a pat on the back this weekend:
"03.09.2016 17:00:00" Virgin Disruptors Want to go inside the minds of the world's greatest changemakers? Join Richard Branson and other incredible minds at Virgin Disruptors... http://virg.in/J252d
"03.09.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com What keeps Richard Branson motivated Starting out as an entrepreneur can involve a lot of a hard work, which means it's important to have something that keeps you striving towards your goals. Richard Branson recently shared what's kept him motivated, across more than 40 years in business... Why Richard Branson's mum is key to his motivation:
"01.09.2016 15:40:56" Timeline Photos How do people who create change do it? Join Richard Branson in London at Virgin Disruptors to find out how and unleash your inner disruptor.
Limited tickets are available here: http://virg.in/qxtlH
"30.08.2016 16:50:57" And the winner is... Sam Branson!
Did you guess correctly?
"30.08.2016 16:36:43" This was Holly's attempt...
Did Sam get more or less?
"30.08.2016 16:14:09" Photos from Virgin's post It's National Toasted Marshmallow Day and it's Holly vs Sam Branson - who do you think can fit the most marshmallows in their mouth? Put your guess below and stay tuned for the video...
"29.08.2016 19:05:00" virgin.com Quiz: Put your flight knowledge to the test From the Wright brothers' flying machine to the technology featured on modern aircraft, aviation has changed greatly over the years. Put your knowledge on all things flight-related to the test in our latest quiz... Want to know more about flight and the Think you know a thing or two about planes? Prove it in our new quiz...
"29.08.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - August 22nd Monday morning can only mean one thing - it's jobs of the week time. Take a look at the best of the roles going across the Virgin Group, there's something for everyone... Virgin Atlantic - Cargo Analyst Virgin Atlantic require someone to provide Chefs, cabin crew, field technician's - we need you all! Check out our jobs of the week...
"28.08.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Disruptors returns for 2016 Virgin Disruptors is back. And this time we're doing things a little differently… If you've ever wanted to learn the secrets of how some of the greats like Richard Branson have paved the way to personal and professional success in life, you can't afford #VirginDisruptors is back! Find out all the info, including who's going to be there:
"28.08.2016 11:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic brings live TV to Dreamliners Travelling on one of Virgin Atlantic's Dreamliners this summer? You can now enjoy live TV while you fly, thanks to the airline's partnership with Panasonic Avionics and IMG. The service will be available for anyone travelling on Dreamliners with Virgin Watch live sport while you fly with VirginAtlantic...
"27.08.2016 19:05:00" virgin.com Edith Bowman on her first few months at Virgin Radio Virgin Radio returned to the airwaves in March with live music, an exciting new line-up and big ambitions. Breakfast show presenter Edith Bowman shares some of her experiences of radio… How does it feel to launch something so fresh and new? It's amazing! Get to know Virgin Radio UK's breakfast show host Edith Bowman...
"27.08.2016 16:00:57" virgin.com Are millennials really lazy and entitled? Millennials have a pretty bad reputation as lazy and entitled. But is it really justified or does this generation work just as hard - if not harder than - their older counterparts? New research from Project:Time Off and GfK found that millennials are more Do millennials really deserve the stereotype of lazy and entitled?
"21.08.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com An entrepreneur's guide to becoming the face of your brand Jawed Habib is one of the most well known hair dressers and hair stylists in India, with 550 unisex salons and a $30 million dollar empire. branding_in focus_banner_1 Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Ltd, its founder says, is the 'Tesco' of hairdressing. Where The pros and cons of becoming the face of your brand:
"21.08.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Building an impactful brand - six tips Branding a business has never been such diverse and treacherous task, and yet the tools to create and develop your own brand have never been so accessible to the masses. The same can be said for the public's opinion and ability to alter the wider Top branding tips - 6. Don't mistake familiarity for a successful brand
"20.08.2016 20:05:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic introduces aromatherapy to combat jet lag Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with high end British beauty brands de Mamiel and This Works to introduce an exclusive range of aromatherapies, which will help Upper Class passengers avoid jet lag on long haul flights. All customers travelling in Upper Why Virgin Atlantic is introducing aromatherapy to its Upper Class cabins...
"20.08.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: Why aspiring entrepreneurs shouldn't go to university Many entrepreneurs struggle with whether they should go to university or just jump straight in with their business ideas. Fortunately, Richard Branson has some advice for those still trying to decide… “A degree in business may not offer the kind of Should aspiring entrepreneurs go to university? Richard Branson shares his view:
"20.08.2016 11:27:00" virgin.com Virgin Active Thailand unveils new club at Siam Discovery Virgin Active Thailand has unveiled its new Bangkok-based club at the iconic Siam Discovery building. The first of up to 20 new clubs planned to open in the next six years, Siam Discovery is designed to give customers in Thailand an unparalleled Virgin Active Thailand unveils their new health club at Siam Discovery...
"14.08.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Money launches first Manchester United account Virgin Money has launched its first account under the partnership with Manchester United, the Manchester United Red Devil Saver. The account offers customers an attractive interest rate of 1.05 per cent and can be opened with anything from £1 up to the Calling all Red Devils! Virgin Money UK has launched its first Manchester United account...
"14.08.2016 13:00:00" virgin.com The Best of the Virgin Podcast - Paul Hannam (Groundhog Day) "The happiest people I've met are the people who live in the present and who are absorbed in what they are doing." Those are the words of Paul Hannam - academic, environmentalist, entrepreneur and author of The Wisdom of Groundhog Day. Like many, Paul Today on the Virgin Podcast - why Bill Murray holds the key to a happier life...
"13.08.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com What do you know about the Virgin brand? Over the last 40-odd years, Virgin has become one of the most recognisable brands around the world. But how much do you know about it? Put your knowledge to the test in our quiz... For more on all things branding, make sure you check out our Branded How much do you know about the Virgin brand? Put your knowledge to the test in our new quiz:
"13.08.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - August 8th No matter what field you work in, there's something for everyone at Virgin. Take a look at some of the hottest vacancies across the group this summer… Team Assistant – Intellectual Property, Virgin Management, London We're looking for someone to join the Looking for a new challenge? Join the Virgin family!
"13.08.2016 11:26:00" virgin.com Bad Mom moments with Kathryn Hahn After bringing you Jon Lucas, Scott Moore and Suzanne Todd's favorite #BadMoms moments, we ask Kathryn Hahn, who plays Carla in the film, to share some of hers. If you could describe your character from BAD MOMS in one word, what would it be? Filterless. Behind-the-scenes of Bad Moms with Kathryn Hahn...
"10.08.2016 11:05:00" In Focus: Branded Business Whether you're a start-up or rebranding, there are loads of top tips right here: https://virg.in/brnd
"07.08.2016 19:30:00" virgin.com What is Virgin Media Pioneers? Over the last five years Virgin Media Pioneers have helped 10,000 young entrepreneurs to further their businesses - so what do they actually do and how can you get involved? Take a watch of the video and head over to the Virgin Media Pioneers website to Are you a young UK entrepreneur? Find out how Virgin Media Pioneers can help you:
"07.08.2016 17:05:00" Looking to make it in the fashion world? Tyra Banks has some important advice for you... https://virg.in/yQs4S
"07.08.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Australia launch new International Business Class Virgin Australia's new International Business Class has been officially launched at Los Angeles International Airport, representing a significant enhancement to the customer experience on the route and an important investment in travel and tourism between Sit back, relax and check out all the new features in Virgin Australia's new Business Class...
"06.08.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Get sporty this summer with Virgin Experience Days This summer will no doubt see us glued to our TV screens as big sporting events get underway. But whilst these will takeover much of our summer months, for athletes around the world who are hoping to compete, preparations have been well underway for years Always fancied giving rowing, track cycling or white water rafting a go? Now's your chance!
"06.08.2016 16:05:00" virgin.com Mistakes brands make when growing globally Moving into a new territory is a minefield for brands. There are so many things that could go wrong and cost the company a lot of money. Here's just a few examples of when that's happened… branding_in focus_banner_1 Packaging Companies might not think Things not to do when growing a brand globally:
"06.08.2016 11:05:01" Timeline Photos Whether you're a startup or rebranding, there are loads of top tips right here: https://virg.in/brnd
"04.08.2016 10:48:41" Virgin Disruptors Virgin Disruptors Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of how some of the greats like Sir Richard Branson have paved the way to personal and professional success in life? Well now's your chance!
Get ready to have all your senses tantalised in a way that only Virgin
"31.07.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Where should you launch your start-up? London? San Francisco? New York? Which city is best for you to start your business in? Take our quiz and find out... For more on launching businesses in different cities, check out our Hubs series. More from Virgin Comment London, Silicon Valley, New York or Berlin – which city should you launch in?
"31.07.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - July 25th Roll up, roll up. It's jobs of the week time once again. This week we have roles on offer from across the Virgin Group, including Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Active. Have a look at what takes your fancy from this lot... Virgin Atlantic - Commercial Insight Look good in red? A job at Virgin is calling...
"31.07.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Aspiring entrepreneurs would take a pay cut to start business More than 40 per cent of Britons say that they would be prepared to take a pay cut, if they could run their own business. According to a new survey from Nectar Business, just over a quarter of those would be happy to take home £30,000 to work for How much should entrepreneurs pay themselves?
"30.07.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com The power of warm introductions This blog could also be called How I Raised $2.3 million Through My Network When I Was 21, that's how important warm introductions are. Your personal network is an entrepreneur's most important asset going into fundraising for your business. connections, How I raised $2.3 million through my network when I was 21...
"30.07.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains announce David Baddiel as their Summer Author David Baddiel is to become the Virgin Trains Summer Author, kicking off his new role by writing a passenger-inspired children's story. For this project, the award-winning children's author will be spending a day travelling along the east coast, observing If you see David Baddiel on a train this summer, here's what he'll be up to...
"30.07.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com How to make a good first impression In a world of Facebook, Twitter and Tinder, so many of our first impressions of each other are formed online and it's relatively easy to present yourself in a certain way. But how do you impress someone when you meet them for the first time in person? How to make a good first impression, according to science...
"24.07.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains East Coast get kids to design the train of the future How do you design the train of the future? Virgin Trains East Coast looked to the next generation for some inspiration. Schoolkids provided some brilliant ideas to inspire the future developments of the train line's Azuma train, which will be coming to Virgin Trains East Coast got kids to have their say on what trains of the future should look like...
"24.07.2016 16:00:00" acast.com Replay: Brene Brown - Why courage works | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic Frisby on acast For this week's episode of the Virgin podcast, we revisit our interview with Brene Brown from November 2015. Brene is an "emotions researcher" at the University of Houston who rocketed to fame in 2010 with a TED talk that has since been viewed more than Listen to the inspiring Brené Brown on vulnerability, courage and shame:
"24.07.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Win a trip to the Bad Moms premiere with Virgin Produced and Virgin America Fancy winning a trip to Hollywood to go to the premiere of Bad Moms? Virgin Produced and Virgin America are giving away a sweet trip for two to the red carpet on July 26th. The film, distributed by STX in association with Virgin Produced, comes from the Win tickets to the Bad Moms premiere with Virgin Produced. and Virgin America...
"23.07.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Six lessons in networking from a serial entrepreneur "The success of you as an individual is heavily dependent on your ability to network. I receive 15 resumes a week, and yet if someone on my team introduces me to the girl they play tennis with who's interested in working with us, I'll talk to her. The Network like you're playing Blackjack, not Roulette...
"23.07.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Active launch the first Pokérun Virgin Active launched the Pokérun this week – the world's first Pokémon Go 5K workout. The 5K run took in some of London's key PokéStops and let runners catch 'em all as they worked out. pokemon_go_010.jpg Image from Virgin Active pokemon_go_019.jpg Virgin Active UK took to the streets of London for the first ever Pokemon Go 5k workout...
"23.07.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Manchester United announce Virgin Money as UK financial services partner Manchester United today announces a big new signing ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League - Virgin Money. The bank is teaming up with the football club as the Official Retail Financial Services Partner in the UK in a four year deal. "Virgin and Manchester Big news for Manchester United fans, Virgin Money UK will be offering Man U credit cards and saving accounts!
"18.07.2016 16:09:26" Timeline Photos #VMarksTheSpot...
"18.07.2016 10:51:38" virgin.com Quiz: How well do you know Richard Branson? It's Richard Branson's 66th birthday today! (Happy birthday, boss!) Think you're his number one fan? Put your knowledge to the test in the ultimate Richard Branson quiz. Let us know how you got on in the comments below and send your own birthday wishes It's Richard Branson's birthday so put your knowledge of the Virgin Group founder to the test...
"17.07.2016 20:15:00" virgin.com What value do we place on different types of business connections? Throught this series we've been exploring the enduring relevance of in-person connections in business, as well as the role technology now plays in enabling this. As part of this series we're interested to know what value you place on different types of We need your thoughts! What does networking mean to you?
"17.07.2016 16:20:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic announces order for new Airbus 350-1000 Virgin Atlantic has announced a $4.4 billion order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The investment comes as part of a fleet modernisation programme which will see 50 per cent of the airline's planes replaced in a six year period – making it one of the Virgin Atlantic has ordered 12 new planes – check them out here:
"17.07.2016 11:30:00" acast.com Replay: James Watt - Brewing up success | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic Frisby on acast Over the next 12 weeks, we'll be replaying the best episodes of the Virgin Podcast from the past year. We kick things off with James Watt, the co-founder of the Scottish brewery, Brewdog, who we spoke to in December 2015. James' products have won numerous Listen to some of the best bits of the Virgin Podcast this summer. Starting with James Watt of BrewDog...
"16.07.2016 19:30:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - July 11th No matter what kind of role you're after, there's a place for everyone in the Virgin family. Take a look at this week's hottest vacancies... Second Engineer, Virgin Limited Edition, Necker Island We need an engineer to join our team on Necker Island to Fancy working on Necker Island? This could be your chance:
"16.07.2016 14:00:00" virgin.com Quiz: What do you know about entrepreneurship around the world? Think you're a fount of knowledge on all things entrepreneur? It's time to put your money where your mouth is and prove it in our fun quiz... If you've just realised you've still got a thing or two to learn, why not check out our series on entrepreneurial Put your entrepreneurship knowledge to the test in our new quiz:
"16.07.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Turning online connections into offline success According to a survey of 1,000 small businesses, commissioned by accountancy firm Kingston Smith, and conducted by the Universities of Greenwich and Surrey, the majority of entrepreneurs consider online networking to be 'a necessary evil'... connections, How effective is networking on social media?
"13.07.2016 11:55:00" virgin.com The power of connections gettyimages-595844531.jpg 13 July 2016 | Technology doesn't weaken business connections, it levels the playing field Entrepreneur From networking to technology, this month we're talking about the power of connections:
"10.07.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Five business leaders who have a mentor to thank for their success The connection between a mentor and a mentee can be the most powerful relationship in business, with so many of the world's most prominent leaders going on record to thank a mentor for part of their success. Even Richard Branson cites the importance of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg - why we owe our success to mentors:
"10.07.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com What happened to America's young entrepreneurs? Recent figures suggest that entrepreneurial rates are falling among young people in the US, but what's causing the generation most associated with start-up culture to stop launching businesses? According to a statement from John Lettieri, co-founder of What's happening to young American entrepreneurs? Find out...
"10.07.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media reveals new Usain Bolt ad Virgin Media has unveiled its brand new ad featuring Usain Bolt. The 100 second long ad centres on the concept of speed and the fastest man of all time, ahead of a pivotal season in Bolt's career. Virgin Media | Usain Bolt | #BeTheFastest 16.jpg Image Check out Virgin Media's new ad with Usain Bolt...
"09.07.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Improve your tennis with Virgin Active's Drone-ovic Djokovic might have left the Wimbledon Championships earlier than anticipated this year, but you can still improve your own tennis with Virgin Active's new training technology, the Drone-ovic. The Drone-vic is a revolutionary tennis training drone that Want to get better at tennis? Try the Drone-ovic at Virgin Active UK!
"09.07.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson's secrets for success People often ask Richard Branson how he has sustained Virgin's success over 40 years in business. In a recent blog, he reveals his secrets… “Back when I was a teenager, I thought that with the right bunch of people anything was possible,” he says. “And Richard Branson has shared his secrets for success, find out what they are...
"09.07.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com How to connect with co-workers and save your meetings Meetings can make or break a project. They can galvanise a team, making sure every job is assigned, discussed and ultimately done. Or they can demotivate, confuse and complicate matters, meaning the work heads downhill fast. connections, banner 1, The four rules that every meeting should be run by...
"06.07.2016 12:00:00" Tour The Temple on Necker Island One of the places I cherish most in the world is The Temple on Necker Island, the birthplace of The Elders and The Carbon War Room, and the place I love to relax with my family.
Simply click and drag or turn your mobile to join me on this Virgin
"03.07.2016 20:18:00" virgin.com Connecting with your customers - my three rules We're living in the most connected time in history. A recent study shared that we now spend more time on our phone and laptop than sleeping. This means that when you do have your customer's attention offline, it's more important than ever to make a strong Why all entrepreneurs should use their own product or service http://virg.in/o06Bx
"03.07.2016 12:17:00" virgin.com Don't get boxed in If you don't let anybody build a box around you, then you will never have to think outside of the box. quote-richard-130-ls.jpg Image from Virgin.com In order to think outside the box, avoid getting into one. There is no need to accept accepted thinking. “In order to think outside the box, avoid getting into one” @RichardBranson http://virg.in/fsTeK
"02.07.2016 20:05:00" virgin.com Business for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner Whatever is happening in the world, business never stops. It's been a fascinating, fast-paced week in the world of Virgin. On Monday we officially launched our Virgin Red app with a treasure hunt at The Roof Gardens in Kensington. On Tuesday we concluded What's it like to be Richard Branson for a week? Find out: http://virg.in/90rhX
"02.07.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com Win a trip to Necker Island with Virgin Red Virgin today announces the official launch of Virgin Red, a loyalty programme that rewards customers for living a life more Virgin. The Virgin Red app is available for free on Android and iOS and rewards members for their behaviour, as well as for Win a trip to Necker Island in Virgin Red's treasure hunt: http://virg.in/yIUkr #VMarksTheSpot
"29.06.2016 11:00:00" Necker Island Zip Line What's it like to see Necker Island while flying through the air on a zip line?
Simply click and drag or turn your mobile to join Richard Branson on this Virgin Reality trip along the zip line from Necker Island's Great House
"28.06.2016 09:45:00" Timeline Photos The #VOOM final 2016 is about to begin. Watch these guys pitch to Richard Branson here: http://virg.in/LtCaE
"27.06.2016 13:54:03" Timeline Photos Where's the best place in the world for women entrepreneurs? http://virg.in/93vX6
"26.06.2016 15:57:01" Timeline Photos Watch: Virgin Hotels are back with more minibar mixology lessons http://virg.in/twbZV
"26.06.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Pitching to the dog, touching birch trees and other preparations for pitching to Richard Branson: http://virg.in/OIR5H #VOOM
"25.06.2016 17:57:00" Timeline Photos The latest VOOM podcast sees us explore the world of impact business http://virg.in/jiXJD
"25.06.2016 11:56:00" virgin.com Virgin technology I've learned lots of fascinating things from doing business for nearly 50 years, but none more interesting – or surprising and dramatic – than the changes we've seen in technology. When we first launched Virgin the CD wasn't invented. Virgin Mail Order Richard Branson takes a trip down memory lane with Virgin's technology: http://virg.in/5v5G3
"24.06.2016 11:01:01" virgin.com After the EU vote, the UK needs unity UK voters have spoken and have rejected the European Union. Following the results of yesterday's referendum, the UK government will begin the process of invoking Article 50 of the European Union treaty and start the painful process of separation. None of Read Richard Branson's thoughts on the #EUref decision: http://virg.in/BEaTM
"23.06.2016 19:00:01" virgin.com Jobs of the week - June 20th No matter what kind of role you're looking for, there's something for everyone at Virgin. Check out our hottest jobs this week… Cabin Crew, Virgin Atlantic, London As one of the world's most iconic airlines, Virgin Atlantic is renowned for constant Look good in red? Apply to join Virgin Atlantic as Cabin Crew before the end of June: http://virg.in/ueTsi
"23.06.2016 16:00:09" virgin.com Virgin Trains launches booking tool for SMEs Virgin Trains has launched Railblazers to help small businesses book travel online. The self booking tool lets businesses reserve all their rail journeys from a single website, which is available 24/7. Companies can add users and departments to the Virgin Trains just made it easier to book business travel: http://virg.in/bldWU
"23.06.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Get out there and vote Today the UK faces a momentous decision about its future. Whether to remain in the EU or break with the union. Whether to vote for togetherness or isolation. Whether to embrace the thought that what connects EU members is much greater than what divides “Everybody who can vote should exercise their democratic right to have their say” Richard Branson http://virg.in/hEhC2
"22.06.2016 19:00:01" acast.com Angela Duckworth - Grit | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic Frisby on acast Determination. Iron will. Sheer bloodymindedness. Angela Duckworth calls it 'grit', and in this episode of the Virgin Podcast, the management-consultant-turned-teacher-turned-psychologist explains more about her thesis regarding passion and perseverance. Why are some people more successful than others? Grit is the answer https://aca.st/53c3a0
"22.06.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Respect yourself, protect your reputation There is nothing more important than your reputation. Richard Branson photoquote Image from Virgin.com By treating all people as you would wish to be treated and having respect for everyone, you will have a far happier, more productive life. Comment Richard Branson: “Respect yourself, protect your reputation” http://virg.in/5fT39
"22.06.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com Stay for peace, prosperity and security As I wrote yesterday, and said in front of audiences at both Virgin Money and Virgin Media, June 23rd will determine if voters would rather live in Little England or in Great Britain. I firmly believe that the UK should vote Remain. To outline why, here “Stay for peace, prosperity and security” - @richardbranson on #VoteRemain http://virg.in/EUr
"20.06.2016 11:37:54" Virgin Red We've been keeping secrets! Something big is on its way...
Download Virgin Red now to be the first in the know: virg.in/mby3r
"17.06.2016 11:00:00" 3-in-1: Arianna Huffington gets animated about sleep Welcome to our new animated series, 3 in 1, where we ask some of the world's greatest minds three quick-fire questions in under one minute. To kick things off, we quiz Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep…
"15.06.2016 11:00:00" Meet the lemurs Want to get up close and personal with Richard Branson's favourite animal? Join the black-and-white-ruffed lemurs during feeding on Necker Island.
Simply click and drag to enjoy the 360° footage of the rare primates playing together after being fed by
"12.06.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com How do your family influence your career choices? Matthew Sussens, a guide working at Ulusaba – Richard Branson's private game reserve, joins us to tell us how his family influenced his choice of career. Matthew also explains what life is like on the reserve and how his co-workers quickly became part of Inside Ulusaba: The guides behind Richard Branson's private game reserve...
"12.06.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media announces Southampton FC partnership Virgin Media has announced a three-year partnership with Southampton Football Club, which will see the company becoming the club's official shirt partner from the start of the 2016-17 season. The partnership brings together one of the world's fastest Southampton FC has a new sponsor… Virgin Media!
"12.06.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com All you need to know about starting a business with your partner Owning your own restaurant may seem like a glamorous business, but success in this industry does not come easily, with failure rife. However for some the idea of opening a restaurant is a lifelong dream, worth the highs and the lows. Who better to share The husband and wife teams proving that family business really does pay:
"11.06.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains launches on board entertainment app Virgin Trains has launched a brand new app that will give customers on board entertainment streamed straight to their device. BEAM gives customers access to an array of free entertainment through their own device, with around 200 hours of films, TV Watch movies on your Virgin Trains journey thanks to their new on board entertainment app:
"11.06.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos On this week's VOOM Podcast we meet some fintech disruptors... https://aca.st/e2fe04
"11.06.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Growing your family's business in a tough economy Nestled in the hilly interior of Jamaica in picturesque Mandeville, Manchester we find Bartley's All In Wood, a family-owned and operated business. For the past 40 years, Bartley's has made its reputation crafting traditional and contemporary furniture How to make your family business thrive in a struggling economy:
"10.06.2016 11:00:00" Why MysteryVibe prioritises business abroad A company is 11% more likely to survive if it does business abroad. Just look at MysteryVibe...https://virg.in/VWaNW #VOOM
"08.06.2016 11:00:00" Watch Richard Branson kitesurfing around Necker Island Celebrate World Oceans Day 2016 with a kitesurfing tour around Necker Island by Richard Branson...
"05.06.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com LIVE: The Virgin Media Business VOOM Pitchathon 160 entrepreneurs. 29 hours. One Guiness World Record attempt. It can only be the Virgin Media Business VOOM pitchathon. And it's all live here for your viewing pleasure. Plus take a look below the video stream for our 29 hour live blog and see what After 28 hours and 51 minutes of pitches, #VOOM got the Guinness World Record! Read all about it here:
"05.06.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media announces 10 communities to receive ultrafast boost Virgin Media has revealed 10 communities, chosen by local residents and businesses that will benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost this year. The 10 communities will see fibre broadband delivered directly to premises after they These 10 communities will benefit from ultrafast broadband thanks to Virgin Media:
"04.06.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Family business: How we carried on our mother's company Claire and Charlotte Chapuis run the London outpost of the Enrica Rocca cookery school, which was founded by their Venetian mother. Embarking on a career that follows in the footsteps of a parent can present its own unique set of challenges, so how do the Carrying on the family business - tips and warnings you need to know...
"02.06.2016 12:34:51" Meeting guest judge Ernestina...
"02.06.2016 11:00:46" With a mere 4 hours left of our 29 hour #VOOM Pitchathon, we caught up with pitchers Club Morgan...
"01.06.2016 16:30:13" Live with Crowdfunder's Jess...
"01.06.2016 13:12:54" Live from VOOM...
"01.06.2016 11:00:00" Richard Branson kitesurfs around Necker Island What's it really like to be Richard Branson? Experience Virgin Reality for yourself as we take you on a 360 degree immersive kitesurf around Necker Island with the Virgin Founder.
Simply click and drag to enjoy the 360 degree footage of the stunning
"01.06.2016 10:02:09" #VOOM Pitchathon 160 entrepreneurs. 2 days. 1 world record. 1 pitchathon – join us live! http://virg.in/LeqPQ #VOOM
"29.05.2016 18:00:00" How Virgin Media Business is encouraging businesses to get the... How Virgin Media Business is encouraging businesses to get the crowd behind them: https://virg.in/uBZxG #VOOM
"29.05.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com How Watchfinder's homegrown tech enabled it to dominate the market Since 2002, Watchfinder has developed from a homegrown business to a multi-million pound international market leader featured in the prestigious Fast Track 100 list. Founded as a purely online business by two friends and watch enthusiasts, Stuart Hennell From nothing to market domination - how did Watchfinder do it?
"28.05.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Meeting Washington's security entrepreneurs As a hub of entrepreneurship, Washington D.C. is home to companies that specialise in a number of industries associated with the federal government. In particular, the security sector (both physical and cyber) is renowned for its presence in the region. Meet Washington's security entrepreneurs - do they hold the key to your future safety?
"28.05.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Quiz: Which entrepreneur are you most like? Are you the next Richard Branson? Or maybe Arianna Huffington is more your style? Find out which entrepreneur you're most like in our quiz... Comment Are you the next Richard Branson? Find out in our quiz...
"27.05.2016 11:00:00" VOOM: Getting the crowd behind your business Why crowdfunding is crucial in helping businesses like Mallow & Marsh... #VOOM
"23.05.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Have you voted for your top #VOOM pitch yet? Voting closes tonight at 11.59pm! http://bit.ly/1SyR7Fs
"22.05.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com From Virgin Cars to Virgin E Racing Looking ahead to the Berlin ePrix this weekend, and the London ePrix just around the corner, I've been thinking about how Virgin's relationship with the car industry has changed. virgin_18489947223.jpg Image from Virgin.com The automotive industry is Why Virgin Cars failing lead to a future with DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team...
"22.05.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Active introduces The Pack cycling class Virgin Active is revolutionising the group cycle class with its latest offering, The Pack. “Group cycle classes only ever felt 'group' in name,” Andy Caddy, Virgin Active Group chief information officer, says. “Whilst it's great that people want to come Virgin Active UK are revolutionising the group cycle class:
"21.05.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains pledges £100k to mental health charity Virgin Trains has pledged to donate at least £100,000 to The Mental Health Foundation. An initiative that will see 10p of every hot drink and cake deal sold on-board donated to The Mental Health Foundation is the first step in the commitment to contribute Virgin Trains has pledged to raise £100k for Mental Health Foundation in the next two years:
"21.05.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Innovation for hire: How corporate giants are injecting themselves with innovation Aikido is the modern Japanese martial art that specialises in using an opponent's energy against them. Aikido masters are adept at redirecting an oncoming attack, and using the momentum of their opponent to neutralise the threat and gain an advantage. The Meet the business bringing innovation to corporate giants...
"18.05.2016 14:00:00" VOOM: Who are you voting for? Who's getting your #VOOM vote this year? Don't forget to check out the entries and vote here: https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches
"17.05.2016 11:00:00" VOOM competition How do you fancy a little #VOOM competition? Check this out (you could win £500!)...
"15.05.2016 11:00:00" Kelly Rowland pops in for a drink at Virgin Hotels Kelly Rowland popped into Virgin Hotels for a drink and a chat... http://virg.in/UM911
"15.05.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com David Cameron visits the Virgin Azuma David Cameron popped in to take a look at Virgin Trains East Coast's brand new Virgin Azuma trains recently. The Prime Minister was visiting Hitachi Rail Europe's 'North Pole' train maintenance depot in West London and saw the new Virgin Azuma, which will Virgin Trains East Coast's new trains arrive in 2018 but David Cameron got a preview last week...
"14.05.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Be inspired: Five brilliant examples of intrapreneurship in action One of the cardinal sins that many businesses commit – whether implicitly or accidentally – is to stifle the creativity of employees who are bright, ambitious and have designs on climbing the internal ladder. Often, inward-looking management and the Five amazing innovations brought to us by intrapreneurs:
"13.05.2016 11:00:00" #VOOM is on the hunt for businesses that have a positive impac... #VOOM is on the hunt for businesses that have a positive impact on the world. Snact is just one of them... http://virg.in/blGq6
"12.05.2016 11:00:00" eventbrite.co.uk Virgin StartUp meetup: how to get your first customers How to get your first customers What do all the world's greatest startups have in common? They're great at sales. Whether you're a small firm selling a product or a food expert selling your services if you don't sell enough you won't last a year. But how How can you get your first 1,000 customers?
Join Virgin Start Up on 18th May in London and get advice from Alex Ikonn, founder of Luxy Hair, Russell James, founder of the Raw Chef and Emily Wright, founder of T&SHOP!
Grab your ticket now:
"11.05.2016 16:30:00" Ask #VOOM's Uncle Dan All #VOOM entries are in! Now here's how you can perfect your pitch and boost your campaign...
"10.05.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Exclusive: Check out clips from Seth Godin's #30DaysofGenius interview: http://virg.in/05dIo
"08.05.2016 19:05:00" acast.com Charles Duhigg - The secrets of productivity | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic Frisby on acast The New York Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Charles Duhigg joins Dominic to discuss his new book Faster Smarter Better, the follow-up to the best-selling The Power of Habit. Charles outlines the (neuro)science behind creativity and On this week's podcast we discover the secrets of being productive...
"08.05.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Why being a mentor is as beneficial as being mentored Few would disagree with how beneficial having a mentor can be for start-ups. But being a mentor can be equally beneficial for established entrepreneurs. We caught up with some of Virgin StartUp's business mentors to find out why they got involved with #VOOM is look for 12 of the best professionals to become start-up mentors...
"08.05.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Leadership advice from Richard Branson: http://virg.in/DAJtw
"07.05.2016 19:15:00" virgin.com Intrapreneurship month The secrets of Jack Welch - the world's leading intrapreneur...
"07.05.2016 15:55:00" virgin.com The UK Invictus Games team flies to Orlando with Virgin Atlantic The Invictus Games 2016 kick off next week in Orlando and Virgin Atlantic flew the UK team over from London yesterday. Set up by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games are a Paralympic-style multi-sport event, where injured services personnel compete in various Check out the UK Armed Forces Invictus Games team off to Orlando with Virgin Atlantic:
"07.05.2016 09:05:00" virgin.com Meet the #VOOM 2016 judges Virgin Media Business has revealed the line-up of judges who will join Richard Branson at the finale of VOOM 2016. Top model turned businesswoman Tyra Banks, SPANX founder Sara Blakely, YouTuber Marcus Butler and Virgin Media Business' MD Pete Kelly will You could be pitching to Tyra Banks, Richard Branson and Marcus Butler in Virgin Media Business' #VOOM:
"05.05.2016 15:46:55" vmbvoom.com Homepage | Virgin Media Business Voom 2016 This is your chance to pitch to Richard Branson. The winning businesses will share over £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes, plus a raft of money-can't-buy opportunities. Virgin Media Business are now LIVE on http://www.vmbvoom.com with Richard Branson, Tyra Banks, MarcusButlerTV, Peter Kelly and Sara Blakely...
"04.05.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains introduces tactile maps for passengers with sight loss Blind and partially sighted train travellers should now have a smoother journey thanks to Virgin Trains unveiling tactile station maps at 11 stations across England. Working closely with the Royal National Institute of Blind People(RNIB), Virgin Trains Blind and partially sighted passengers should find travelling easier thanks to Virgin Trains East Coast...
"03.05.2016 14:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - May 2nd No matter what kind of role you're looking for, there's something for everyone at Virgin. Check out our latest vacancies. Team Coordinator, Virgin Unite, London We need a Team Coordinator to join the team at Virgin Unite. This crucial and varied role will Check out the latest roles at Virgin, including vacancies with Virgin Unite and Virgin Media...
"03.05.2016 10:33:10" Timeline Photos Got a question about #VOOM, pitching to Richard Branson or building a business? Send us your questions over on Twitter, @Virgin, for #TakeoverTuesday from 12pm!
"02.05.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Implementing mindfulness in the workplace We all know how busy life is. Just think for a moment about how rapidly things are changing and the increased pressures this puts us under. wellbeing, banner1 Back in 1994, shop opening hours were relaxed and Sunday opening became the norm. Suddenly, How to implement mindfulness in your workplace:
"02.05.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com VOOM Podcast - Food with Paul Lindley and Gem Misa Welcome to the VOOM Podcast from Virgin Media Business and hosted by radio and television broadcaster, Nikki Bedi – a new series of conversations between emerging entrepreneurs and bonafide business experts. Whether you're just starting up a company or On this episode of the #VOOM podcast, we explore the world of food start-ups...
"01.05.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Meet the entrepreneur taking on the financial wellbeing taboo Wellbeing in the workplace continues to be a hot topic for businesses – but is anyone paying attention to one of the single biggest stressors affecting the majority of employees? We spoke with Mutaz Qubbaj, Squirrel founder and CEO, to find out how his Is financial wellbeing the last office taboo?
"01.05.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com How Virgin Pulse helps other businesses improve employee wellbeing Virgin Pulse is working to build healthier, more productive workforces. Chief Marketing Officer Wendy Werve explains it all… Virgin Pulse is all about software that improves people's lives. Does making a difference matter to you? Absolutely. Knowing that How Virgin Pulse is changing lives for good:
"01.05.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com How Virgin Media Business VOOM is taking over the country The Virgin Media Business VOOM competition is heating up. There's just two weeks left for applications, but those who have already entered are starting to make a splash. Check out the infographic below to find out more about the businesses hoping to win a Meet some of the entrepreneurs entered into this year's Virgin Media Business #VOOM competition...
"01.05.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com How new technology is threatening our health It's official: new tech is bad for your health. This may sound like the usual doom-mongery that certain newspapers and media outlets thrive upon spreading, but unfortunately the evidence is irrefutable. wellbeing, banner1 There has been a whole body of 55% of people say they feel worried or uncomfortable when they're unable to log on to social media - are you one of them?
"30.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Why VOOM is about more than just business investment Peco Poncho made it to the finals of Pitch to Rich back in 2014. They create biodegradable ponchos that are perfect for festivals and outdoor events, helping to fight the problem of abandoned raincoats and the subsequent environmental damage caused by the Why VMBusiness #VOOM is about more than just the money:
"30.04.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com Seven ways to be happy right now You may think that success will make you happy, but science disagrees: happiness makes people successful, not the other way around. Positive psychology research has demonstrated that happy people achieve more. wellbeing, banner1 “When we are happy—when Seven things you can do right now to be happy:
"30.04.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com Washington's hottest start-ups: Ethical Electric Virgin Atlantic's Business is an Adventure event series touches down in Washington next week, with the aim of discovering how the desire to create change drives businesses to succeed. Ahead of the big day, we find out a little more about one local Looking at the future of energy, with Ethical Electric...
"30.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com How can you look after your wellbeing when travelling or working long hours? Whether you're working hard or playing hard, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can make all the New Year's Resolutions you like, but come spring, you'll have found at least one excuse to let things slide. wellbeing, banner1 But Tips for looking after yourself when you're on the road:
"27.04.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos 12 tips from Arianna Huffington for a better night's sleep - how many do you already do? http://virg.in/u2yUh #SleepRevolution
"26.04.2016 11:46:00" virgin.com Livestream: Business is an adventure Washington On Tuesday April 26th Richard Branson touches down in Washington, D.C for Virgin Atlantic's second Business is an adventure event, where the Virgin Group founder will be joined by some of the city's most notable business leaders and hottest start-ups... Tune in from 14.30 EST/19.30 BST to see Richard Branson talk business live from Washington... #LetItFlyDC
"25.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com The evolution of online education Education is a vast frontier and has long been on the cusp of disruption. We've seen the changes accelerating, and now - finally in 2016 - change is starting to rapidly accelerate. The range of topics offered in the world of online learning is rapidly Great insight from Chase Jarvis here on the future of online education...
"24.04.2016 19:00:00" youtube.com Virgin Atlantic: Business is an Adventure LA Event Virgin Atlantic believes that business is an adventure. In 2016, we're launching a mission to uncover how America's brightest business leaders make that adve... Virgin Atlantic's next entrepreneur event is this Tuesday! (Watch Richard Branson live here: https://virg.in/V4e3u.) But first, watch what happened last time...#LetitflyDC
"24.04.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com How to boost your crowdfunding campaign As part of this year's Virgin Media Business VOOM competition, businesses have the opportunity to run a crowdfunding campaign alongside their VOOM entry, with the best one receiving an extra £50,000 from Crowdfunder. But how can you make sure your How to boost your #VOOM crowdfunding campaign:
"24.04.2016 08:00:00" acast.com Sir William Sargent - Staying real in a world of make believe | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic... Our guest this week is the co-founder and CEO of Framestore, one of the UK's largest visual special effects houses. Sir William describes how he set up the company 30 years ago and how – despite winning numerous Oscars and Baftas – he never dwells on past Inside the Oscar-winning Framestore studio, with co-founder Sir William Sargent...
"23.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com An entrepreneur's guide to looking after your investors Some business owners assume that as a private company, the concept of 'investor relations' doesn't apply to them. At least not in the way that it would if it was a public company. Crowdcube co-founder and CEO, Darren Westlake, looks at why investor 5 ways to make sure you keep those crowdfunder investors happy...
"23.04.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com How Virgin Radio Lebanon looks after the wellbeing of its staff Working in live broadcasting has the potential to be very stressful. There are a number of things that could go very wrong. But Jenny Abou Jaoude, marketing manager at Virgin Radio Lebanon, says that although it's a busy station and workloads are often How Virgin Radio Lebanon banished stress from its offices...
"23.04.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com Win a week on a private island with Virgin Mobile Australia Virgin Mobile Australia is giving away a week on your very own private island in the first ever auction powered by unused data. They're giving away a different prize each day until May 15th, 2016, and have already given away an exclusive Banksy-inspired Win a week on a private island thanks to your unused data and Virgin Mobile Australia!
"22.04.2016 08:59:21" Timeline Photos What words of wisdom have got you through the week?
"20.04.2016 13:45:46" Virgin Money UK ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Live from the International Space Station talking Digital Virgin Money London Marathon ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Live from the International Space Station...
"20.04.2016 13:18:37" Virgin Money UK It's London Marathon race week and we've sent a team to cover all the build up from Race HQ. We'll be bringing you the latest news from the press conferences and some exciting news from Space! #LondonMarathon #oneinaimillion Some exciting news from space coming soon...
"20.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com How to boost your wellbeing outside the workplace Employee wellbeing is a vital part of any business - but how does one make changes to their life outside the workplace? In the UK, 9.9million days of work were lost in the last year due to stress, depression or anxiety – which equates to an average of 23 Five ways to boost your wellbeing outside of the office...
"19.04.2016 11:15:00" acast.com Sir William Sargent - Staying real in a world of make believe | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic... Our guest this week is the co-founder and CEO of Framestore, one of the UK's largest visual special effects houses. Sir William describes how he set up the company 30 years ago and how – despite winning numerous Oscars and Baftas – he never dwells on past On this week's podcast, we welcome an Oscar winner to the show...
"18.04.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Livestream: Business is an adventure Washington On Tuesday April 26th Richard Branson touches down in Washington, D.C for Virgin Atlantic's second Business is an adventure event, where the Virgin Group founder will be joined by some of the city's most notable business leaders and hottest start-ups... Watch out Washington, Richard Branson is coming your way http://virg.in/V4e3u
"18.04.2016 15:59:59" virgin.com Why VOOM 2016 is looking for the best exporting businesses As part of this year's VOOM competition, Virgin Media Business has teamed up with UKTI to award the UK businesses who are showing excellence in exporting. The GREAT Award is for businesses that fly the flag for Great Britain. The UKTI team are looking for #VOOM 2016 is looking for the best exporting businesses: http://virg.in/P0hn5 #exportingisGREAT
"18.04.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Why astute CEOs must pay attention to employee's mental health: http://virg.in/98oXO
"17.04.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos The qualities that every start-up will need to succeed in Washington http://virg.in/2OOZw
"17.04.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Why taking a siesta could be beneficial to entrepreneurs: http://virg.in/DYLft
"17.04.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos Take a look back at Richard Branson's 65 most memorable adventures: http://virg.in/65a
"17.04.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Five ways to use technology to enhance your wellbeing Do you sometimes get annoyed if people message you when you're busy? If you can't help getting distracted by your devices, it's easy to blame technology for wasting your time, or even daydream about going on a 'digital diet'. But not letting tech take Great tips for using technology to improve your wellbeing
"16.04.2016 19:05:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: four quick start-up tips for first time entrepreneurs Keen on turning your passion into a business but find yourself short on time, money and experience? Fear not, Richard Branson has four pieces of advice that should enable everyone to give it a go, without the need to quit your day job and risk your Starting a business for the first time? Richard Branson has four things to tell you...
"16.04.2016 16:00:01" virgin.com VOOM: Any entrepreneur can do it Any entrepreneur will tell you that one of the most important things they must have is self belief, and for none is this more true than Dan Cluderay of Approved Food. When he was made redundant, Dan decided to start a business doing something that had “If some fat bloke in Sheffield who sells out-of-date food can do it, then so can you.” #VOOM
"16.04.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com How a standing desk transformed my productivity You've probably heard already that sitting is the new smoking. Over the past few years, everyone in the start-up world has been talking about working from a stand-up desk, and the hype is still going. From small to large companies, everyone has started The Pomodoro technique - how to transform your productivity
"16.04.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Tech for good: how businesses started making people happy again Most companies use some degree of technology but the MB Group has harnessed technology in special way to catapult its business to success. MB Group's mission is to develop a range of innovative products and services using emerging technologies for niche The new tech making it easier than ever for businesses to make people happy:
"15.04.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos What's Richard Branson's top pitching tip? Be engaging, concise and to the point http://virg.in/IlYa7 #VOOM
"15.04.2016 15:00:40" Timeline Photos Lost that 'Friday feeling'? Have a read of Virgin Unite's #GOODnews: http://virg.in/QRY9c
"15.04.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos Virgin Radio UK launched Vinyl Hour during Edith Bowman's breakfast show this morning. We love the vinyl revival: http://virg.in/j18Fm
"14.04.2016 19:20:01" virgin.com Virgin Active launch their Mudder Maker class Virgin Active have launched their newest (and toughest) class yet, Mudder Maker 2.0, designed to prepare participants for the notorious Tough Mudder course... As the official training partner for Tough Mudder UK, Virgin Active have created the class to Looking for a challenge? Check out Virgin Active UK's new Mudder Maker class...
"14.04.2016 07:00:00" acast.com Mohamed Nasheed - The Mandela of the Maldives | The Virgin Podcast with Dominic Frisby on acast When one thinks of the Maldives, the image conjured up is of an Indian Ocean paradise. But behind the idyllic picture postcard version lies a dark history of dictatorships and cruelty. In 2008, Mohamed Nasheed became the country's first democratically Want to feel inspired? Hear the staggering story of Mohamed Nasheed...
"13.04.2016 16:00:01" virgin.com Running the Virgin Money London Marathon? You're #oneinamillion Everyone knows that Virgin Money London Marathon finishers are special. But after this year's race they'll be able to say that they are one in a million as the millionth finisher will cross the line during the 36th London Marathon on April 24th. To Have you ordered your London Marathon finisher #oneinamillion shirt yet?
"13.04.2016 06:00:00" virgin.com Five ways to stay healthy when you have a busy schedule You probably know you should exercise, get enough sleep and eat right. But if you're like most entrepreneurs, chances are, you're telling yourself that you don't have the time. If you're wondering how to fit healthy habits into an already packed schedule, Five tips for staying healthy as an overworked entrepreneur
"12.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Nick Frost and Kirsten Dunst on Virgin Radio We've had nearly two weeks of Virgin Radio in the UK now, and if you've not been listening you've missed out on some exclusive live sessions and loads of brilliant guests including Nick Frost, the Maccabees, and Kirsten Dunst. The station relaunched on UK Catch up with Nick Frost's interview on Virgin Radio UK:
"12.04.2016 06:30:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - April 11th Looking for a new challenge in your career? Take a look at this week's most exciting jobs from around the Virgin Group. Senior Project Manager, Virgin Active, London Our people are at the heart and soul of everything we do. From the smiling faces at our Check out the hottest Virgin jobs this week, including roles at Virgin Holidays and Virgin Active UK...
"11.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com The Sleep Revolution My own sleep journey really started with my painful wakeup call. On the morning of April 6, 2007, I was lying on the floor of my home office in a pool of blood. On my way down, my head had hit the corner of my desk, cutting my eye and breaking my Arianna Huffington shares her tips for improving your sleep right now
"11.04.2016 11:05:00" virgin.com Why 'platform thinking' holds the key to success in modern business It is highly likely that no matter where you are or what you do, a platform company has affected you in some way since you woke up this morning. In the last few years alone technological advances have impacted us exponentially and at lightning speed and The secrets of Facebook, Airbnb and more - how to apply 'platform thinking' to your business
"10.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com VOOM: The importance of overcoming fear Starting a business can be scary, and no-one knows that better than Gem Misa, founder of Cauli Rice. She had to overcome her fear of what would happen when she chose to leave the security of her corporate career to launch her business. But it was worth it How winning #VOOM has helped Cauli Rice...
"10.04.2016 11:00:01" virgin.com The pursuit of happiness: have we been getting it all wrong? Are you happy in your workplace? Employees' emotional wellbeing at work is now something that nearly all companies are thinking about, and rightly so. wellbeing, banner1 The happier employees are, the more productive they will be, and the working Have we got happiness at work all wrong?
"10.04.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com Meet Virgin Australia's Flying Foodie Alana Lowes has been eating and drinking her way around the world, and now you can do the same with her new Flying Foodie blog on Virgin Australia. Alana will be sharing her travels and food inspirations and catch up with incredible chefs and producers Meet Virgin Australia's Flying Foodie, Alana Lowes...
"09.04.2016 19:00:01" virgin.com Why you have a duty to share your health data Whether it's your heart rate, how much you weigh or how many grams of sugar you ate yesterday, thanks to wearable tech like FitBits and iWatches it's never been easier to gather together essential data about your health... wellbeing, banner1 It's also The pros and cons of sharing your health data...
"09.04.2016 11:00:00" virgin.com The Virgin Podcast - Martin Lindstrom Today we get inside the mind of one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, a man ranked 18th in the Thinkers50 global ranking of business thinkers. Martin Lindstrom is like a cross between a detective from a Scandinavian crime drama and Malcolm This week the Virgin Podcast features one of "the most influential men in the world"...
"09.04.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com How much does technology mess with your wellbeing? Technology has transformed the way people do business and the way that they work, saving time, boosting productivity and providing flexibility that can enhance work-life balance. But there are some down sides to working in the digital age; the faster we Did the emergence of the 'always on' work culture kill the idea of wellbeing?
"08.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com The new work/life balance: syncing work and nature with wearable tech Not so long ago, that '/' in the middle of 'work/life balance' told you everything you needed to know about the concept. Work was work, and your personal wellbeing was just that: personal. wellbeing, banner1 For better or worse, that line is now being Will the everyday office dress code soon involve wearable tech?
"08.04.2016 07:00:01" virgin.com Richard Branson's advice for finding the right idea Entrepreneurship is about providing a solution to a problem and bringing people and resources together to make that change. But how do you find the right idea to focus on? “While it can be a struggle in the early days to find one project to pour all your Richard Branson's advice for finding the right business idea:
"07.04.2016 16:01:24" virgin.com Does knowing more about yourself make you happier? Millennials have access to more data about their health, wealth and happiness than any previous generation. But does more data give us a greater sense of wellbeing? wellbeing, banner1 In a data rich economy, we must move from drowning in data to swimming Five tips for entrepreneurs looking to up productivity and make time to switch off
"07.04.2016 06:30:00" virgin.com Virgin Kitesurfing Armada announces UK 2016 dates The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada has announced that it will be trying to break the world record for the biggest parade of kitesurfers at Hayling Island on June 17th to 19th. Bringing together kitesurfers and their families, the kitesurfing industry and the Sign up to take part in the Kitesurfing Armada World Record attempt:
"06.04.2016 16:00:00" virgin.com How Virgin Holidays is boosting sales with virtual reality As Oculus Rift launches its first consumer virtual reality headset and the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR set to launch soon, 2016 is fast becoming the year of virtual reality. Virgin Holidays has already been using the innovative technology in some of its A lesson in using virtual reality in retail from Virgin Holidays:
"06.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Step inside Virgin Media's latest ad You're invited to Virgin Media's immersive 360 houseparty in their latest advert. Plug in your headphones, and move your phone around to get the full experience - or if you're watching on a computer, click and drag your way around the party. VIVID || Take a step inside Virgin Media's latest ad:
"05.04.2016 16:30:00" virgin.com Voting opens for VOOM 2016 It's been two weeks since Virgin Media Business launched VOOM 2016, its search for the most exciting businesses in the UK and Ireland, and now it's up to the public to have their say on who should make it through to the next round. Already more than 300 Choose who you think should pitch at the #VOOM 2016 pitchathon:
"05.04.2016 07:00:01" virgin.com Five steps to better wellbeing as an entrepreneur Often as an entrepreneur, you put your health and sanity low on the list of priorities as scaling a business, inspiring employees and keeping investors happy take the front seat. But a founder or CEO's health is the most important indicator of success for Five ways to look after your wellbeing as an entrepreneur
"04.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com The food tech start-ups changing the way we eat By the third quarter of 2015, $3.5 billion had been invested in food tech by venture capitalists. Technology to help the industry move along seamlessly has been gathering momentum for a while, but 2016 could be the year that small businesses start reaping The new tech changing how, where and when we eat our food...
"04.04.2016 07:00:01" virgin.com Global expansion: how do entrepreneurs know when the time is right? In business timing is everything. Moving too soon or too late could both spell the end for your chances of global domination. So to get a better understanding of what a good battle plan looks like I spoke with two entrepreneurs well versed in scaling How to expand your business overseas: Virgin, Ring and Tinder reveal their secrets
"03.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Crowdsourcing answers to work-related mental health problems Picture this. A worker has an awkward encounter with their boss and then assumes the boss will view them differently. The situation begins to affect their performance, it clouds their mind, they start taking sick days. Well now there’s an app that is The app fighting back against work-related stress and depression...
"03.04.2016 14:00:01" virgin.com How is working long hours affecting our bodies? We all like to boast about how long our working hours are. In some circles of friends it can almost feel like a competition. “My boss made me stay until 11pm, and I was in again at 6am,” is a common refrain heard among young busy people. Who ever sounded How working late affects your body...
"03.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Help choose who will pitch to Richard Branson in VOOM 2016 As well as looking for the brightest entrepreneurs and business ideas, Virgin Media Business is looking to recruit 12 Professionals from LinkedIn’s pool of 21 million UK and Ireland members to help decide who will get to pitch to Richard Branson in the Become a #VOOM Professional and help decide who pitches to Richard Branson...
"02.04.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - March 28th It’s that time again, here’s the hottest jobs going at Virgin this week… Sales Consultant, Virgin Active South Africa, Western Cape We need a new Sales Consultant to join our team at Virgin Active South Africa. We’re looking for someone who understands Check out our hottest jobs and join the Virgin family!
"02.04.2016 16:00:01" virgin.com How to find a co-founder for your tech start-up It’s not easy starting and running a company; it’s a roller coaster of stress, emotions, risks, lows, highs and a lot of work. In order to manage a team, build something from the ground up and trump the competition, co-founders must hold different Tips for finding the right co-founder for your tech start-up
"02.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Is Colorado the home of the world’s healthiest entrepreneurs? For six years in a row Colorado has been named as America’s 'leanest state', with the entrepreneurial jewel in its crown – Denver – boasting a collection of start-ups focused just as much on enjoying their quality of life as achieving a good bottom Exploring Denver - is Richard Branson right about the city's start-up credentials?
"01.04.2016 19:00:01" virgin.com The power of ephemeral marketing According to data analytics firm Chartbeat, 55 per cent of visitors to a site spend less than a quarter of a minute engaging with a given page. When it comes to native advertising, only 24 per cent of visitors scroll down a page, and of those, less than a Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat - where should you market your business?
"01.04.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Enjoy the station wait with Virgin Trains Earlybird Boarding There’s little worse than the panic as you gaze at the information screens on the station concourse at Euston, wondering if you’ve missed your train. Thanks to Virgin Trains this could become a thing of the past as they introduce Earlybird Boarding – a Virgin Trains Earlybird Boarding lets you beat the crowds to the train
"31.03.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Radio UK launches live from a Virgin Train Virgin Radio launched for the second time in the UK today, making its return to the airwaves live from a Virgin Train – becoming the first ever national radio station to launch from a moving train... This wasn’t any old train, however, with Virgin Trains The first ever live radio launch from a moving train. We like it, Virgin Radio UK! #VirginRadioUK
"30.03.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Why Richard Branson values diversity It’s a common misconception that the success of a business is down to the work of its leader alone. More likely, you’ll find that a successful company values diversity and empowers its staff to make suggestions and innovations, so argues Richard Branson. The secret to Virgin's success:
"30.03.2016 09:02:13" virginradio.co.uk We're Back! And we're gonna be loud! Virgin Radio is back! We're launching on March 30 and we're going to shake up music radio. Bringing together a brilliant mix of presenters, including Edith Bowman, Jamie East, Kate Lawler, Matt Richardson and Tim Cocker, and a brilliant mix of music, Virgin Radio UK is back on the airwaves from 11am today! Retune your radio or download the app and listen live...
"30.03.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Why abandoning digital could boost your business Social media, email and other forms of digital communication have become the norm in society, so for businesses to really stand out in a crowded marketplace the pressure is on to do something different. catapult, in focus, banner1 Charlotte Pearce founded Meet the business helping others to provide handwritten notes at the touch of a button...
"29.03.2016 10:54:00" virgin.com Flipping the switch on workplace distractions We hear it all the time. Technology is a distraction. It’s part of the problem. It’s the culprit as to why employees are disengaged at work and living unhealthy lives. catapult, in focus, banner1 It’s true, too. Technology can be detrimental to people’s The Virgin Pulse guide to a more productive and healthier office life...
"28.03.2016 20:50:01" Timeline Photos Does more tech mean less humanity in the way we do business? http://virg.in/iwr8M
"28.03.2016 15:00:00" virgin.com New charter links bonuses to gender diversity in financial sector A new government charter, created to implement the recommendations of the independent review led by Virgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia, will link City bonuses to the appointment of senior women to improve gender diversity in the financial service sector. Virgin Money UK's CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhiaâ€™s #womeninfinance report has been released
"28.03.2016 08:37:33" Timeline Photos Take a look at the best jobs on offer across the Virgin Group this week: http://virg.in/oixEe
"27.03.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Five business lessons from 35,000ft Last week saw Richard Branson put Virgin America’s new high-speed satellite WiFi to test on the airline’s inaugural flight to Denver, as he engaged in a livestreamed debate on the future of entrepreneurship… LinkedIn editor Dan Roth hosted the discussion, Five Richard Branson business lessons from 35,000 ft
"27.03.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Getting to equality isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do Last year, 30 chief executives gathered around a dinner table for a conversation on closing the gender gap. Research shows that women do the lion’s share of “office housework,” so it would not have surprised me if the administrative tasks of the night Sheryl Sandberg shares why getting to equality is the smart thing to do #leanintogether
"26.03.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com Meet Virgin Media Ireland's Virginators When Virgin Media Ireland launched last year, they formed a team of Virginators to provide support, direction, and insight as UPC Ireland transformed into a Virgin company. We caught up with some of them to find out more… What attracted you to this team? Meet the team making Virgin Media Ireland more like a Virgin...
"25.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Are universities boosting students' entrepreneurial ambitions? Becoming an entrepreneur is now an increasingly popular career choice for young people, with research suggesting as many as 63 per cent of millennials have aspirations to own their own business. But how helpful are university programmes that claim to Are universities doing enough to help students pursue entrepreneurship?
"25.03.2016 11:30:01" Timeline Photos Hop down to Virgin Active UK to celebrate Easter as a #gymbunny with a free pass this weekend: http://virg.in/3kszq
"25.03.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com How remote working is set to take a big step forward in 2016 Skype has recently announced the launch of on-the-go group mobile conferencing, which could bring huge steps for remote working businesses. The development means that people can have a group conversation while away from their desk, increasing the How Skype is set to transform the way we work remotely in 2016
"24.03.2016 12:00:00" youtube.com VMB VOOM 2016 HD Watch what Richard Branson has to say about #VOOM... http://virg.in/Vhizn
"23.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains East Coast reveals new Azuma train Virgin Trains East Coast has unveiled its new fleet of trains, the Virgin Azumas. The trains will arrive on the East Coast Mainline from 2018, bringing faster journeys, quicker acceleration and better comfort. The Virgin Azuma will be on of the most Virgin Trains East Coast have revealed their brand new Azuma trains:
"23.03.2016 08:00:00" soundcloud.com Cecile Reinaud - The rise of the maternity entrepreneur One of the most amazing business success stories of the last decade has been Séraphine, the maternity fashion store. It started with a small shop in Kensington in 2002. 14 years later the brand sells This story is a masterclass in how to use celebrities to endorse your brand
"22.03.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media Business launches #VOOM 2016 Virgin Media Business today launches its search for the most innovative and exciting business in the UK and Ireland with the biggest and most valuable pitching competition, #VOOM 2016. The competition gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their Virgin Media Business launches #VOOM today! Get the lowdown:
"22.03.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Being busy could make you more productive according to research The saying goes that if you want something done, you should ask someone who’s busy. A new paper has tested this theory and found that, in fact, being busy can increase motivation and reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a task. Researchers at Research proves if you want something done you should ask a busy person...
"21.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - March 21st If you’re looking for a job where you’ll love every day, you’re in the right place. Check out the hottest jobs going at Virgin this week. Virgin Trains apprenticeships We’ve just launched our brand new apprenticeship scheme at Virgin Trains, Right Track. There's some great jobs going at Virgin this week, including roles with Virgin America and Virgin Media...
"21.03.2016 12:52:37" virgin.com The time-saving tech that helps us run our businesses Running your own business usually makes you head of operations and finance, as well as CEO of reception and tea bags. With so much on your plate, it’s vitally important you spend time on the parts that matter most to your start-up. So how do new business Six pieces of tech every entrepreneur should know about
"20.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Radio UK reveals launch plans Virgin Radio UK has announced that the station will launch with a world-first – broadcasting from a Virgin Train as it travels from Manchester to London. Presenters Edith Bowman and Matt Richardson will be on board the newly re-named and kitted out train, Find out who’s playing live for Virgin Radio UK’s first day of broadcasting...
"20.03.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Research finds employees more productive when they feel young A new study has found that employees are more productive and achieve more when they feel younger than they are. The study, It matters how old you feel by Florian Kunze, Anneloes Raes and Heike Bruch, identifies two factors that help employees to perceive A new study finds employees are more productive when they feel young:
"20.03.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Technology is changing business but some things must stay the same There was a time when operating a gym was a simple affair; you took a room, filled it full of fitness equipment and you charged people money to use it. But those were simpler days with simpler needs and they appealed to a niche audience who wanted to work How Virgin Active UK have used technology to help their customers...
"20.03.2016 00:00:00" soundcloud.com Oliver James - Nurture not nature Psychologist, Oliver James, has been all over the news this week with his new book, Not In Our Genes - so we got him on the show. Are you a nature person? Or nurture? Oliver argues that our genes pl New podcast: Oliver James on the irrelevance of our genes
"19.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Cryptocurrencies and the future of business Cryptocurrencies are among the most exciting new technologies that have emerged over recent years; but they are also among the most uncertain. Are we at the beginning of a cryptocurrency revolution? catapult, in focus, banner1 To understand the relevance How will cryptocurrencies change the way we do business?
"19.03.2016 15:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Limited Edition switches out the lights for Earth Hour Virgin Limited Edition will be switching off the lights at their properties this weekend for this year’s WWF Earth Hour. Across the collection, the properties will participate in the world’s biggest environmental event and support WWF and Food Made Good Virgin Limited Edition is switching off the lights for Earth Hour this weekend...
"19.03.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com How to futureproof your business The future seems like a terrifying place. Just look at science fiction. Tales of rogue robots, dystopian dictatorships, censored society and alien armies are everywhere. Then consider the Yale study that found the average life span of a S&P 500 company Five tips for preparing your business for the future:
"18.03.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com How to create a winning crowdfunding campaign Crowdfunding has changed the game for many start-ups, by enabling them to get funding for projects and products that might not have made it beyond the ideas stage previously. When creating a crowdfunding campaign, however, there are a number of decisions How to create a crowdfunding campaign to kick-start your project:
"17.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Australia find a dinosaur on a plane We’ve all heard of snakes on a plane but Virgin Australia have gone one step further, inviting a full-sized dinosaur onto one of their flights to Melbourne… The particularly challenged guest travelled with the airline to celebrate their new partnership You’ll never guess what Virgin Australia found on their flight to Melbourne...
"17.03.2016 12:00:00" Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sláinte!
"17.03.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Radio UK reveals launch plans Virgin Radio UK has announced that the station will launch with a world-first – broadcasting from a Virgin Train as it travels from Manchester to London. Presenters Edith Bowman and Matt Richardson will be on board the newly re-named and kitted out train, Virgin Radio UK will launch with a world first – broadcasting from a Virgin Trains journey...
"16.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Celebrating Virgin Media's apprentices It’s National Apprenticeship Week so we wanted to celebrate Virgin Media’s brilliant apprentices and what they’ve achieved over the last five years. apprentices.png Image from Virgin Media As well as supporting more than 650 young people through Find out more about apprenticeships with Virgin Media:
"16.03.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com The Virgin Podcast - Oliver James Psychologist, Oliver James, has been all over the news this week with his new book, Not In Our Genes - so we got him on the show. Oliver James Twitter Image from Oliver James Oliver argues that our genes play such a small part in who we are they are It’s nurture not nature that affects who you are, according to Oliver James on this week's Virgin Podcast...
"15.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com The innovations transforming the role of radio in our lives As we've learnt throughout this series, new innovations are streamling all sorts of industries and radio is one sector that is very much ripe for change. We spoke to Virgin Radio Lebanon's Jenny Abou Jaoude to disover how the station has embraced the What does the future of radio sound like?
"15.03.2016 14:30:00" virgin.com Livestream: Richard Branson talks business at 35,000 ft Tomorrow sees Virgin America take off on their inaugural flight from San Francisco to Denver, Colorado during which Richard Branson will be taking part in a livestreamed conversation at 35,000ft… To watch this livestream click back on this page at 8:30am Don’t miss the livestream of Richard Branson in conversation with LinkedIn's Dan Roth and Ryan Roslansky, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and more at 8.30am PST today
"15.03.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com How apprentices can give start-ups a boost To the casual observer, apprenticeships are probably seen as an opportunity for school leavers to learn the tricks of a practical trade, like engineering or baking, or menial office roles tasks, such as filing paperwork or making the tea. Meanwhile, to Start-ups could get a £1,500 grant to help cover the cost of hiring an apprentice:
"14.03.2016 21:00:01" Timeline Photos Next generation entrepreneurs can redefine business as usual. Follow Richard Branson and Benioff's conversation, 4.30 - 5pm PST today on #BornB
"14.03.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Digital detox: Why businesses are logging off In 2013, six years after the first iPhone launched, the term ‘digital detox’ was added to the Oxford dictionary. It’s a telling sign that in an increasingly digital world, being constantly connected is negatively impacting our lives. catapult, in focus, We spend more time using phones than we do sleeping – what are the consequences?
"14.03.2016 12:47:50" virgin.com Livestream: Richard Branson talks business at 35,000 ft Tomorrow sees Virgin America take off on their inaugural flight from San Francisco to Denver, Colorado during which Richard Branson will be taking part in a livestreamed conversation at 35,000ft… To watch this livestream click back on this page at 8:30am Watch as Richard Branson talks business live at 35,000ft...
"13.03.2016 15:21:01" Timeline Photos Study finds mentoring can reduce stress and burnout http://virg.in/pCtdY
"13.03.2016 09:00:01" Timeline Photos 65 pictures of things that mean something to Richard Branson: http://virg.in/65p
"12.03.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Behind the Red Door at Virgin Hotels with Chase Bryant What do you do when Chase Bryant is in town? If you're Virgin Hotels you give him a place to stay on the agreement that he'll serenade you... Check out the video below to see exactly what went down when the 22-year-old singer-songwriter popped into the Watch what happened when Chase Bryant popped into Virgin Hotels Chicago...
"12.03.2016 15:00:02" Timeline Photos Courage plus dreams equal success: http://virg.in/7y1BZ #wedayuk
"11.03.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com Good news shout out, March 11th Born out of frustration that mainstream news only promotes the negative, we're bringing you a regular fix of the good news buried underneath the bad. Happy Friday! Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is a great feminist & he reminded the world of that this week: http://virg.in/acbh2 #GOODnews #IWD2016
"11.03.2016 14:59:11" virgin.com Virgin Radio announce weekend presenters Following on from the news that Edith Bowman will host the station’s Breakfast Show, being the first woman in the UK to do so on national radio since 2003, Virgin Radio reveal more additions to their line-up… Full Virgin Radio UK line-up released, with some familiar faces http://virg.in/gqceX
"10.03.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos If gender equality is to be a reality, men need to be on board too: http://virg.in/Lx915 #staffreads
"10.03.2016 12:07:01" virgin.com DS Virgin Racing look to carry on winning streak in Mexico This weekend sees DS Virgin Racing head to Mexico City, as the team prepares to take on the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in front of 40,000 fans… The team’s last outing in Buenos Aires was a successful one, with driver Sam Bird qualifying Almost time for the #MexicoCityePrix! Here's all you need to know: http://virg.in/PVzuk DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team
"09.03.2016 21:00:00" virgin.com Sign your town up for ultrafast broadband from Virgin Media Virgin Media has launched its ‘Supercharging Local Communities’ initiative to find local communities to benefit from an ultrafast broadband boost as part of its £3billion network expansion plan across the UK. Find out if ultrafast Virgin Media broadband could be coming to your area: http://virg.in/5Xamh
"09.03.2016 15:00:00" virgin.com Turning flaws into fortes Every challenge in our lives is there for a reason, so that we can figure out how to turn it into a strength quote116-1200x800.jpg Image by Charlie Dailey My dyslexia may have been an obstacle in my schooling, but I learned to use it to my advantage. It Your weekly wisdom from Richard Branson
"09.03.2016 08:00:00" soundcloud.com Ian Martin - Epic Space Ian Martin is one of the writers behind the BBC’s BAFTA-winning The Thick Of It, for which he was originally hired as a swearing consultant. He’s also one of the co-writers on HBO’s even-more-awards-w Prepare yourself for some very blunt reviews of modern architecture from Ian Martin...
"08.03.2016 19:00:03" virgin.com Infographic: Virgin Media and women in STEM Virgin Media are passionate about encouraging young women to consider careers in STEM fields and addressing the gender imbalance in the industry. To celebrate International Women's Day, they've released an infographic to show just how they're going out Infographic: How Virgin Media are encouraging women into STEM careers... #IWD2016
"08.03.2016 12:12:23" Celebrating the amazing women behind Virgin... Celebrating the amazing women behind Virgin... #IWD2016
"07.03.2016 17:00:00" Timeline Photos There’s some great jobs going with Virgin this week: http://virg.in/MYjLx
"07.03.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos Does the use of instant messenger at work stifle creativity? http://virg.in/ThELQ
"06.03.2016 22:00:00" virgin.com Five industries set to be shaped by virtual reality Think virtual reality and for some 80s headsets and gaming arcades still spring to mind. However thanks to advances in technology and the increasing affordability ability to create immersive 3D environments, the medium is disrupting many industries... Five industries set to be transformed by virtual reality in 2016:
"06.03.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com What price should an entrepreneur put on being organised? New research has revealed that many workers are unable to focus on more creative or revenue-related tasks, due to the amount of time spent organising their working days… Almost half of US workers claim to spend up to 50 per cent of their day doing 60% of US workers spend half their day in meetings and on phone calls
"06.03.2016 12:35:32" Timeline Photos Happy Mother's Day to the mums, step-mums, aunts and grandmas!
"06.03.2016 10:00:00" virgin.com Report reveals Silicon Valley's lack of support for black female entrepreneurs A new report has revealed that the tech industry’s diversity problem particularly affects black female entrepreneurs in the industry. The report, The Real Unicorns of Tech, was produced by digitalundivided’s #ProjectDiane. It found that black women own Report reveals black female entrepreneurs as ‘the real unicorns of Silicon Valley’: http://virg.in/MMB6t
"05.03.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com The ultimate disruption: when new technology wipes out an entire industry The last decade has been characterised by one word: disruption. With new technology not only changing the way industries work, but in some cases replacing them altogether… catapult, in focus, banner1 We are living in an automated, tech-heavy world, but Four industries that got turned on their head by new tech
"05.03.2016 14:00:00" virgin.com Failed first drafts: the joy of making mistakes When I’m out on the road, speaking to parents, teachers, and students, I tell a lot of stories to illustrate the research on failure and resilience. if-failure-bannerseries-728x100-v02_0.png I describe the time I told an anxious mother that her daughter’s Why writers must embrace failure
"05.03.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com DS reveals electric supercar concept DS, the title sponsor of DS Virgin Racing, has revealed a brand new carbon fibre-bodied electric supercar concept, inspired by Formula E. The DS E-Tense uses the new DS Performance brand and the all-electric powertrain links the road car with DS Virgin An electric supercar inspired by DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team
"04.03.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson's advice for making a good first impression As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Fortunately, Richard Branson has some great advice on how to make the best first impression possible. In a recent blog, the Virgin Group founder goes through some of the Smile, be yourself and knock ‘em dead - Richard Branson’s tips for a great first impression
"04.03.2016 17:00:03" Timeline Photos How Richard Branson gained his confidence: http://virg.in/WzO9g Eve Branson Foundation
"04.03.2016 11:23:39" Timeline Photos Expert tips: How to get your products stocked http://virg.in/IfoUI
"03.03.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com How Virgin Trains works with small businesses Virgin Trains has partnered with a number of small businesses to supply products for its trains. Find out how some of those partnerships came about… When Virgin Trains wanted some bespoke local ceramic bowls for their new onboard crockery, they approached Meet the small businesses supplying to Virgin Trains:
"03.03.2016 13:03:17" virgin.com 87-year-old Virgin Active member takes on Cape Town Cycle Tour The Cape Town Cycle Tour is happening this weekend and this year’s oldest entrant is 87-year-old Virgin Active member Clare Graaff. This will be the 23rd time that Clare takes on the gruelling 109km cycle around Cape Town, after completing her first at Meet the 87-year-old Virgin Active SA member who’s taking on the Cape Town Cycle Tour...
"02.03.2016 12:30:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains introduces mobile tickets Virgin Trains is hoping to ditch the orange ticket now that it has made mobile tickets available on all routes along the East and West Coast Mainlines. It is the first franchised rail operator to offer m-Tickets for all ticket types and across all routes. Skip the queues at the station with mobile tickets on Virgin Trains...
"01.03.2016 20:00:00" soundcloud.com Vinay Gupta - The future of virtual reality I was speaking at the Names Not Numbers conference a few weeks ago and on the bill with me was Vinay Gupta. When I heard him speak, I knew I had to get him on the show. Vinay works with Ethereum and 30 minutes that will blow your mind: The Virgin Podcast on virtual reality
"01.03.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - February 29th If you’re feeling like you need a new challenge, why not check out some of the hottest jobs at Virgin? Here’s this week’s round-up… Resourcing Apprentice (Recruitment), Virgin Care, Warrington We’re offering an amazing Resourcing Apprenticeship at Virgin Time for a career change? Check out the hottest jobs at Virgin this week:
"29.02.2016 12:57:01" virgin.com Meet the man who re-designed work: WeWork’s Miguel McKelvey You might not have heard of Miguel McKelvey, but if you’re part of the growing co-working space movement, he just may have changed your life. if-workspace-bannerseries-728x100-v01.png Co-founder of co-working phenomenon WeWork, McKelvey is the man who How WeWork prioritises productivity in the workplace...
"28.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Meet the new Virgin Radio UK hosts It’s just over a month until Virgin Radio will be back on air in the UK and the new hosts have been sharing what you can expect from their brand new shows. Edith Bowman will become the first woman to run a breakfast show solo in the UK since 2003, she Catch up with Edith Bowman ahead of her brand new Virgin Radio UK show...
"28.02.2016 12:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Mobile Mexico: creating a workspace fit for rockstars Launching a company that cuts through in a market which has historically been dominated by a small number of very powerful players requires a different way of thinking. if-workspace-bannerseries-728x100-v01.png Disrupting Mexico’s mobile phone industry Inside the offices of Virgin Mobile México, where ‘Rockagents’ reign supreme
"28.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Turn challenges into opportunities By turning challenges into opportunities, you will find success you never realised you were capable of achieving. Richard Branson photoquote challenges into opportunities Image from Virgin.com Challenges are one of the best ways to spark innovation, test Richard Branson’s advice for finding opportunities:
"27.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Megastore: Creating a concept store to be proud of Virgin Megastore has had a huge success with its Yas Mall store. It’s cultivated a loyal and local customer base and the innovative design concept makes it the envy of stores worldwide. We caught up with Nisreen Shocair, President of Virgin Megastores A shop with a slide? Count us in!
"27.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Prepare to meet your MAKERS: the Seattle co-working space that feels like home It’s no secret that the 21st century is challenging the very notion of work, as people all over the world are re-writing the rules of where, when, how and even why we do what we do for a living. if-workspace-bannerseries-728x100-v01.png At the forefront Meet MAKERS, the co-working space that feels like home
"27.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com How the rise of augmented reality will impact our lives Virgin Atlantic’s recent Business is an adventure event in LA played host to some of the city’s most innovative new businesses, among those to make an appearance were augmented reality start-up VNTANA. Here their CEO, Ashley Crowder, explains what we can Will 2016 be the year augmented reality dwarfs virtual reality?
"26.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com New report calls for greater support for self-employed A recently published independent review has called for greater support for the self-employed. The review, headed by leading entrepreneur Julie Deane, has argued for the self-employed to be granted the same rights as company employees. Self-employment in How should laws change to reflect the growing numbers of entrepreneurs?
"25.02.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com Six things we learnt at Business is an adventure LA Last week saw the inaugural Virgin Atlantic Business is an adventure event take place in Los Angeles. Streamed live on virgin.com the hour long discussion was full of expert advice for anyone looking to grow their business, so what were the panel’s top Six global business tips from Richard Branson, Tinder's Sean Rad, Blogilates and Miguel McKelvey...
"24.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Fashion Week workouts from Virgin Active London Fashion Week has just finished, but FROW regular Laura Whitmore has teamed up with Virgin Active to reveal what goes on behind the scenes to prepare for Fashion Week and show people how it’s really done. The video shows how the best fashionistas Laura Whitmore has revealed to Virgin Active UK how the top fashionistas prep for Fashion Week...
"24.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com In photos: Business is an adventure LA Take out all the best photos from Virgin Atlantic’s recent Business is an adventure event in LA, where Richard Branson was joined by a panel of expert entrepreneurs and the city’s hottest start-ups… Check back later in the week for video highlights from Check out all the best images as Richard Branson kicks off the Business is an adventure event series
"23.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains scores highly in Which? annual train survey Virgin Trains has been rated by customers as the top long distance franchised operator in the UK. In the annual Which? survey nearly 7,000 rail passengers scored both Virgin Trains franchises either four or five stars for availability of seating, Virgin Trains rated top long distance rail operator in the UK by customers
"23.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com The Virgin Podcast - Paul Hannam The 1993 Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day, is, for all the comedy, considered one of the most spiritual movies ever made – a parable about good karma and change. Today’s guest, Paul Hannam, explains how we can use the wisdom of that film to take control of What can entrepreneurs learn from Groundhog Day? This week's podcast explores the film's lessons...
"23.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com How to run a business from your house Gone are the days of the traditional office, and nowhere is this more evident than in the start-up world. Working from home is a popular choice for those starting up their own ventures – it’s cheaper, it’s flexible, and you can tailor your environment to Virgin Start Up entrepreneurs share their experiences of working from home
"22.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Designing the ultimate workspace: how our environment shapes our ability to think Is it possible to literally design our way to a more creative, productive version of ourselves in the workplace? if-workspace-bannerseries-728x100-v01.png We’ve long known, perhaps without giving it much conscious thought, that in order to be at our best, Having objects on your desk can make you 32% more productive...
"22.02.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Justin Bieber and Rihanna announced for V Festival 2016 Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, and David Guetta have been announced as the headliners for V Festival 2016. August 20th and 21st is promising to be a huge weekend for the festival’s 21st birthday with Bieber’s only UK festival appearance this year. It's also The line up has been announced for V Festival 2016 and we can’t wait! #V21st
"22.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Five steps to becoming a more successful entrepreneur According to the Office for National Statistics, more than half of small businesses in the UK will fail in the first five years. How can you ensure that your start-up doesn’t become part of that statistic? A new study from Xero asked 2,000 entrepreneurs How to become a more successful entrepreneur
"21.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Is co-living the next big trend? Co-working has been a popular option for many start-ups over the last few years. The new trend on the scene, however, is co-living, but will it take off in the same way? Co-living isn’t really a new idea, although living in community hasn’t always been Is co-living set to replace co-working as the next big trend?
"21.02.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Creating the world's most dog-friendly office There's been much research into how welcoming pets into the office can make your staff more relaxed, and more productive. With this in mind, one dog accessories start-up set out to create the world's most dog-friendly office. Kurgo co-founder Gordie Should dogs be allowed in offices? Kurgo certainly think so...
"21.02.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Family values are the cornerstone of Virgin’s culture: http://virg.in/of
"20.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com How the entrepreneur gender gap started to disappear New research from Georgia State University reveals that increasing numbers of female entrepreneurs are finding success, as they turn their back on more traditional forms of employment… The shift has been underlined by the stunning figure of a 75 per cent Is the entrepreneur gender gap finally narrowing?
"20.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Richard Branson's advice for turning a blog into a business Many bloggers have built careers out of their blogs, and some are now making huge amounts of money, but it’s not an easy task. Fortunately, Richard Branson has some advice on how to make the most of an online audience and turn your blog into a business. How to turn a blog into a business, according to Richard Branson
"20.02.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com How workspace design is being shaped by the modern age entrepreneur They say the world’s oldest profession is prostitution but the world’s oldest industry is almost certainly real estate. From staving off territorial land in the era of the cavemen, to fighting over prime office space in modern day cities, workspace has Sharing office space could do more than save your start-up money
"19.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Hotels shares love advice from the experts If Valentine's Day has left you feeling a bit lonely, this latest A Drink With interview from Virgin Hotels will help you get your lovelife back on track... Hillary Sawchuk sat down with Smart Dating Academy founder Bela Gandhi and comedian Brian Babylon Need some advice to get your love life back on track? Virgin Hotels could have the answer...
"19.02.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com Creating the world's most dog-friendly office There's been much research into how welcoming pets into the office can make your staff more relaxed, and more productive. With this in mind, one dog accessories start-up set out to create the world's most dog-friendly office. Kurgo co-founder Gordie Taking your dog to work could benefit your productivity and creativity...
"18.02.2016 23:29:57" Richard Branson Join us live from LA discussing why business is an adventure - 15.45 PST/18.45 EST http://virg.in/MYdm8 #LetItFlyLA 15 minutes until Virgin Atlantic's Business is an adventure livestream with Richard Branson. Watch here: virg.in/MYdm8
"18.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Livestream: Business is an adventure LA business is an adventure find out more banner LA On Thursday February 18th Richard Branson touches down in LA to kick off Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an adventure series of events. Joined by some of the city’s most prominent business leaders, the Virgin Don't miss Richard Branson talking no-brainer business ideas today (February 18th), 15.45 PST/18.45 EST #LetItFlyLA...
"18.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com How Virgin Produced created space for creativity Take a peek at Virgin Produced HQ and you'll find a space that's been created to be as creative as the company itself, director of operations Rebecca Farrell explains some of the decisions they made when designing the workspace... Considering our work is Take a peek behind the scenes of Virgin Produced...
"18.02.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Could treehouses be the workspace of the next generation? Creativity is all about escapism, and what’s more escapist than climbing into a tree, scuffing your shins on the way, and sitting among the branches watching the world go by below? if-workspace-bannerseries-728x100-v01.png Offices are always looking for Would you base your business in a treehouse?
"17.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com How to come up with a business idea with global appeal Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an Adventure event series touches down in LA this week, with the aim of discovering how great business ideas can become a success on the global stage. So, how can entrepreneurs learn to think globally from day one? business How to come up with a no-brainer business idea
"17.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Trains East Coast plays Cupid Virgin Trains East Coast was playing Cupid this weekend for Valentine’s Day with its Love Carriage for singletons. Taking 24 customers on a trip from London King’s Cross up to York on February 14th, the trainline ran the world’s fastest speed dating as Were there any matches made on Virgin Trains East Coast #LoveCarriage?
"17.02.2016 09:31:38" virgin.com Livestream: Business is an adventure LA business is an adventure find out more banner LA On Thursday February 18th Richard Branson touches down in LA to kick off Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an adventure series of events. Joined by some of the city’s most prominent business leaders, the Virgin Livestream: watch Richard Branson today (February 18th) as he talks no-brainer business ideas...15.45 PST/18.45 EST #LetItFlyLA
"17.02.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Inside LA's hottest start-ups: Focus Motion http://virg.in/Nmcke
"16.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin America announces new Hawaii routes Virgin America has announced that it will launch daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu, starting May 5th, 2016, and to Kahului starting June 14th, 2016. The Aloha state was voted the most wanted destination by members of the airline’s Flip flops at the ready, Virgin America will start flights to Hawaii from LAX this summer...
"16.02.2016 17:00:00" soundcloud.com Nathan Elstub – Making ideas happen "There are two points in your life when you can take risks. At the beginning of your career and a long way down the line when you've got enough security behind you." So says my guest this week, forme This week on the Virgin Podcast: advice for young people with brilliant ideas
"16.02.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Check out the latest jobs at Virgin, including roles with Virgin Trains and Virgin Holidays: http://virg.in/onh7e
"15.02.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Richard Branson explains how to get your business idea seen and heard, quickly http://virg.in/gi
"15.02.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos Looking for some advice on how to make your start-up go places? Why not ask Richard Branson a question: http://virg.in/MYdm8
"15.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Edith Bowman announced for Virgin Radio Breakfast Show Virgin Radio has announced that Edith Bowman will host the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show starting in the UK on Wednesday March 30th. Edith will be on air from 6am until 10am each morning and will become the only solo female breakfast presenter on national Can’t wait to be having breakfast with Edith Bowman from the end of March! Virgin Radio UK
"14.02.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos If you find time for fun in your everyday life you will be rewarded everyday – Richard Branson http://virg.in/fpEtE
"14.02.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos Here's a #ValentinesDay reminder that #LoveHasNoLabels: http://virg.in/17x4y #GOODnews
"14.02.2016 08:00:02" Timeline Photos Virgin Atlantic shares Valentine’s Day tips for love in the air: http://virg.in/e5Dcu
"13.02.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos What to do when everything goes wrong with your business http://virg.in/TRahE Detroit SOUP
"13.02.2016 17:00:00" Photos from Virgin's post How Facebook is helping the Syrian refugee crisis: http://virg.in/CDPp7
"13.02.2016 08:00:02" Timeline Photos This year the planet has 17 New Year’s Resolutions, can you name them? http://virg.in/zkJPv #GlobalGoals
"12.02.2016 17:00:00" Timeline Photos As Valentine’s Day nears, Richard Branson talks love: http://virg.in/lov
"12.02.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Virgin Trains are offering discounts to flood-hit destinations: http://virg.in/t2rxy
"11.02.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Seven tips for thriving as an entrepreneur when you’re busy: http://virg.in/BAzJG Milk Tooth LDN
"11.02.2016 17:01:37" Timeline Photos 5 reasons why co-working spaces are about to undergo a transformation http://virg.in/oiHnH
"11.02.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Richard Branson's advice for young entrepreneurs Starting a business at any age is tough, but being a young entrepreneur can be especially tricky. Fortunately Richard Branson has some tips for those starting their business ventures at a young age… "Don’t ever let other people use your age as an exc Richard Branson shares his top tips for all young entrepreneurs
"10.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com LA's hottest start-ups: HopSkipDrive Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an Adventure event series touches down in LA this month, with the aim of discovering how great business ideas can become a success on the global stage. By tuning into the livestream you’ll not only gain insight from Rich Inside LA's hottest start-ups: HopSkipDrive
"10.02.2016 17:00:03" virgin.com Edith Bowman announced for Virgin Radio Breakfast Show Virgin Radio has announced that Edith Bowman will host the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show starting in the UK on Wednesday March 30th. Edith will be on air from 6am until 10am each morning and will become the only solo female breakfast presenter on natio Find out who’s going to be brightening our airwaves come March... Virgin Radio UK
"10.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Win exclusive prizes with the Virgin.com newsletter You could be the owner of some exclusive pieces of Virgin history thanks to the competitions we're running in the Virgin.com newsletter... Starting this week, we'll be running a competition each month in our newsletter to give you the chance to take Fancy owning a piece of Virgin history? Sign up to our newsletter to win...
"09.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Work-life balance: it’s all in the design There are so many environmental factors that affect how we feel at work: noise, lighting, air quality and office layout, for starters. Some of these influences can be uncomfortably obvious, while others have more subtle effects... Cultural factors ma Will the search for workplace well-being see the end of the open plan office?
"09.02.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Starting a business less risky than previously thought One thing that most people who launch a business will be at least a little bit concerned about is the financial risk. But new research has found that it may not be as significant as previously thought. In fact, you could argue that entrepreneurs basi Turns out starting that business might not be so risky after all
"08.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com The art of starting a business with global appeal Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an Adventure series touches down in LA this month, with the aim of discovering how great business ideas can become a success on the global stage. As Alison Coleman discovers, making it happen is no mean feat... Launching Beware: the blockers that could stop your start-up expanding
"08.02.2016 12:30:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - February 8th No matter what you're passionate about, there's a job for everyone at Virgin. Check out some of the hottest jobs this week from across the Group... Executive Assistant, Virgin Unite, London This crucial Executive Assistant role is central to the smoo Time for a change? Check out the hottest jobs at Virgin...
"08.02.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com Privacy pods and other architectural office trends to look out for With companies under increasing pressure to accommodate their employees’ preferred working style, the workplace is evolving, making this one of the most exciting times for architects and interior designers... The world of work is changing, with bette What will be the big office trends of 2016? We ask leading architects for their view...
"07.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com The Virgin Podcast - Inside the Church of Fail This week on the Virgin podcast we attend the Church of Fail. This is the invention of consultant and improv expert, Matt Matheson. Listen to more Virgin Podcasts We discuss the importance of failure, the surprisingly positive effects of admitting yo The Church of Fail - will it be coming to your office soon?
"07.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Is co-working really the answer for start-ups' office needs? Co-working spaces are booming, but are there downsides to the office solution that so many start-ups and small businesses are taking advantage of? According to predictions by Emergent Research, co-working membership is expected to grow 40 per cent ea Distractions, organised fun and other downsides of working in a co-working space
"07.02.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Meet the team who call Virgin Hotels Chicago home We're a family at Virgin, and we like to get to know our people a little bit more than just what they do between the hours of nine and five. We caught up with the gang at Virgin Hotels Chicago to find out more about them... Can you sum up your role i Meet the team behind Virgin Hotels Chicago...
"06.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Is your kitchen or living room a next generation workspace? Being a freelancer can result in working in all manner of environments as we strive to find the ideal circumstances in which to be most productive. Expense, convenience, ambience and noise pollution are all contributing factors to disrupting that cre Is your kitchen or living room a next generation workspace?
"06.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Four tips for recovering from failure As people respond to failure in different ways, there are also a number of different ways to recover from failure. We asked psychologist Kim Stephenson for his top tips… 1. Distance yourself emotionally Experiencing failure can be emotionally damagin How analysing your failure can help you to recover
"06.02.2016 08:00:02" virgin.com What food will we be eating in the offices of the future? A good meal is like a well-designed building. The elements of a dish are carefully selected, balanced and tempered not only to improve the taste, but also visual appeal, just like an architect might frame a building and enhance it with furniture and Next generation workspaces: here's what we'll be eating in them
"05.02.2016 20:00:52" virgin.com DS Virgin Racing prepare for Buenos Aires ePrix with a street test drive The Buenos Aires ePrix is just days away, but the DS Virgin Racing drivers have already hit the streets of the Argentinian capital for a test drive. Jean-Eric Vergne took his car out for a spin on the busy streets of Buenos Aires to get a feel for th Vote for DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team in the #FanBoost for the Buenos Aires ePrix this weekend
"05.02.2016 17:00:01" virgin.com Thinking outside the office: When entrepreneurs should consider freelance talent Nearly every entrepreneur could use more time. There is always more you can do, but there will never be more than 24 hours in a day. With so many demands vying for your time, enlisting freelance experts to complete specialised tasks can free you up t 4 reasons why hiring freelancers could help you achieve more with your business
"05.02.2016 08:00:01" virgin.com How to create a radio station that looks as good as it sounds Step inside Virgin Radio Lebanon’s offices or studios and you don’t just get a vague sense of what they stand for as a radio station, it’s a full-blown immersion in their world. We paid a visit to their HQ and spoke to marketing manager, Jenny Abou J Inside Virgin Radio Lebanon - how a radio station can look as good as it sounds
"04.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Active shares running tips from Dancing on Ice professional He might be a professional ice skater but Dancing on Ice's Matt Evers has been sharing his love for running with Virgin Active... When he's not on the ice, Matt loves going out for a run and he's even got some tips if you need some help to get your t Pick up some top tips for running from Matt Evers and Virgin Active UK...
"04.02.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Five LA start-ups that went big Virgin Atlantic’s Business is an Adventure series touches down in LA this month, with the aim of discovering how great business ideas can become a success on the global stage. As Eleanor Ross discovers, the city has many fine examples of how it can b From Tinder to Snapchat, how simple ideas can take over the world...
"04.02.2016 09:23:18" virgin.com Pact Coffee’s rules of start-up workspaces Subscription coffee service and thriving start-up, Pact Coffee, are one of a number of new companies who have taken the decision to house both production and the running of the company on the same premises. With their South London HQ being home to no Neon signs, lemon trees, treadmill desks - what do start-ups really need in their office? Pact Coffee
"03.02.2016 20:00:01" virgin.com Could this mean the end of traffic jams? Jaguar Land Rover is testing road-based communication technologies that could enable connected cars, both autonomous and with drivers, to receive up to date information about the roads ahead of them, reducing congestion and diverting cars away from i Technology that could change our driving experience is being tested in the UK...
"03.02.2016 17:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Trains launches Cravings Collection for expectant mothers Virgin Trains has launched a new Cravings Collection snackbox for pregnant women to help keep cravings at bay while on the go. Inspired by research that revealed over half of expectant mothers experience cravings on the move – with nearly a third fee Virgin Trains have launched the Cravings Collection to help mums-to-be
"03.02.2016 08:00:00" How should a business deal with failure? Watch: how should a business deal with failure? We asked Blue State Digital... http://virg.in/bsd
"02.02.2016 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Hotels adds Palm Springs to portfolio Virgin Hotels started 2015 year with a bang, opening its first property in Chicago. 2016 is also proving to be a big year for the company, with plans just announced to open Virgin Hotels Palm Springs in late 2018. Virgin Hotels CEO, Raul Leal said, " Palm Springs, Virgin Hotels is coming for you...
"02.02.2016 17:01:11" soundcloud.com Inside the Church of Fail This week on the Virgin Podcast we attend the Church of Fail. This is the invention of consultant and improv expert, Matt Matheson. We discuss the importance of failure, the surprisingly positive ef This week on the Virgin Podcast we go inside the Church of Fail...
"02.02.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos The psychology behind our responses to failure: http://virg.in/fnE4J
"01.02.2016 23:00:01" Timeline Photos Still looking for that dream job? Check out the hottest vacancies across the Virgin Group this week: http://virg.in/uEujm
"01.02.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos Sleeping pods - office perk or major health risk? http://virg.in/B7J1x
"01.02.2016 12:00:02" Timeline Photos Are really quiet offices just as bad for productivity as really noisy ones? http://virg.in/XmvbI
"01.02.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Money celebrates one million London Marathon finishers Virgin Unite, Eiffel Tower, Paris, COP21, Climate Change Unite Turning past failures into success: the Paris Climate Agreement Have you run the Virgin Money UK London Marathon? Send us your #oneinamillion selfie...
"01.02.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Why failing in business has never been more fun For many people admitting failure in business is still somewhat of a taboo. It requires an admission of liability and a chink in the impregnable armour that many entrepreneurs chose to wear when spearheading their business. As a result failure is rar Inside the wonderful world of the FuckUp Nights...
"31.01.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Will increasing salaries lead to the STEM skills gap closing? http://virg.in/xupRg
"31.01.2016 11:00:01" Watch: how should a business deal with failure? We asked Blue State Digital... http://virg.in/bsd
"30.01.2016 23:00:01" virgin.com An entrepreneur's guide to winning at failure Virgin Unite, conservation, poaching, rhinos, WildAid, springbok rugby2016 Unite The Sharks rugby team determined to make 2016 Year of the Rhino Everything an entrepreneur needs to know about embracing failure
"30.01.2016 16:00:02" Timeline Photos Want to spend the night at Virgin Holidays treehouse? Find out how you could win an exclusive stay: http://virg.in/avZ6j
"30.01.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Catch up on the latest cycling news with BIKE on Virgin Media: http://virg.in/ACsWS
"29.01.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Larry Page, Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and Mark Cuban - how do they overcome failure? http://virg.in/gUa6I
"29.01.2016 10:12:05" virgin.com Five steps to building a data-driven company culture Virgin Unite, climate and conservation, ignitia5 Unite How better weather forecasts can boost farmer incomes by 80 per cent The importance of honesty: 93% of staff would rather be given bad news than no company updates
"29.01.2016 00:00:01" virgin.com Nature’s failure-made entrepreneurs help to repair Nepal We often describe failures in business as ‘disasters’ or ‘catastrophes’, as such there are few words that could possibly do justice to the utter devastation experienced by the residents of Nepal following last year’s earthquake. How does one recover We may think of a business failure as a 'disaster', but for entrepreneurs in Nepal the word has greater meaning
"28.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Why failing in business has never been more fun For many people admitting failure in business is still somewhat of a taboo. It requires an admission of liability and a chink in the impregnable armour that many entrepreneurs chose to wear when spearheading their business. As a result failure is rar What does the rise of the FuckUp Nights tell us about modern day entrepreneurs?
"28.01.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos How do you grow an international business? Find out from Richard Branson: http://virg.in/fekqX
"28.01.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Need some breakfast inspiration? Check out Virgin Active UK’s #BreakfastWeek recipes: http://virg.in/AosCr
"28.01.2016 00:00:01" virgin.com An entrepreneur's guide to winning at failure Virgin Unite, conservation, poaching, rhinos, WildAid, springbok rugby2016 Unite The Sharks rugby team determined to make 2016 Year of the Rhino Five things working with Richard Branson taught me about failure
"27.01.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com Why we should celebrate more start-up failures in 2016 Start-ups are the lifeblood of economies all over the world. Since the financial crisis, small businesses have become the trailblazers dragging the economy back together and propelling it forward ever since. To keep the lifeblood of the UK economy fl Start-up failures - how much coffee is too much coffee?
"27.01.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos Is being busy making you less productive? http://virg.in/ouKY9
"26.01.2016 23:00:01" soundcloud.com Mark Dawson - Writers as entrepreneurs "When people say to me I’d love to be a writer, well, fine, write." So says my guest on the Virgin Podcast this week, Mark Dawson. Mark is a self-publishing impresario, one of writing’s recent succ Are you a writer (or ever wanted to be one)? If so, today's Virgin Podcast is for you...
"26.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Care is leading the way for people development in healthcare All too often people who work in healthcare don’t have access to training that engages them and gives them the very best development opportunities because they are too busy delivering care to patients to develop their skills. Many courses and trainin Find out how Virgin Care Limited is innovating in people development...
"26.01.2016 12:00:01" virgin.com Jobs of the week If you're looking for a new start, you've come to the right place. Here's the best jobs going across the Virgin Group this week... Event Production Manager, Virgin Management, London Are you a fun, hard-working, innovative individual? Do you have bri It’s that time again… here’s the hottest jobs of the week at Virgin:
"26.01.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Win the chance to stay at Virgin Holidays Southbank treehouse: http://virg.in/avZ6j
"25.01.2016 23:00:01" Timeline Photos From medicine to matchmaking, how is crowdsourcing changing our lives? http://virg.in/c40NJ
"25.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com Four ways to boost resilience and move beyond failure Failing? It’s a crucial part of living. No doubt about it. Failure brings humility, opportunity, empathy and real human connection. We all get it, we’ve all be there. I wish I could say that I’ve always faced my failures and fears head on, but, truth Four ways to fail fast, move on and win in business...
"25.01.2016 10:28:53" Timeline Photos Can entrepreneurs convince us to start eating insects? http://virg.in/KsgWe
"24.01.2016 11:00:01" virgin.com What will work look like for the generation born today? - Virgin.com Currently there are three generations in the workplace: millennials, generation Xers and baby boomers. But how will the workplace change when the newest generation enter the workforce? “Generation alpha” is the generation born after 2010 up through t Will the generation born today be launching businesses before their 10th birthday?
"24.01.2016 06:00:00" soundcloud.com Dan Kieran - The business of books "Books," says entrepreneur Dan Kieran, "are the ultimate delivery mechanism for ideas in human history." Dan went from being a best-selling author to cleaning basements in Bognor to being the CEO of "Running a business is the greatest self-improvement exercise you can ever go on." - Dan Kieran
"24.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Five ways technology has made it easier for us to fail - Virgin.com There's no doubt that digital technology helps businesses to achieve success more quickly than ever before. From launching a crowdfunding project to designing a website, the online environment is full of opportunities for time-poor entrepreneurs. But Is failing in business now more common as a result of new technology?
"23.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com Why do start-ups fail? - Virgin.com The statistics around start-up failure are well-known. More than half of new businesses fail in the first five years. But what is it causing them to go under? CB Insights took a look at the post-mortems of more than 100 start-ups and worked out the t The top 5 reasons start-ups fail
"23.01.2016 09:00:01" virgin.com The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada hits South Africa - Virgin.com The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada South Africa is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the largest parade of kitesurfers next weekend. Hosted in Cape Town at Dolphin Beach, the Armada will aim to break the current World Record set by the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada is heading to South Africa to try and break a World Record...
"22.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Productivity hacks for time-poor entrepreneurs - Virgin.com In every level of business and industry, time wasting is a threat to output and productivity. This is especially true in entrepreneurship, where time is a personal asset to be spent building your brand. Whether it’s trying to juggle a work-life balan 4 timesaving tips for busy entrepreneurs
"22.01.2016 18:00:02" virgin.com Three reasons entrepreneurs should take more risks - Virgin.com Taking risks is easier said than done when it comes to your business. Accepting failure and learning from your mistakes sounds good in practice, but what if it's your livelihood that's on the line? Here are three reasons why start-ups shouldn't be fe Three reasons entrepreneurs should take more risks
"22.01.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com How is the UK's fear of failure affecting British start-ups? - Virgin.com Research suggests that most start-ups fail within the first five years. In the UK, however, there’s a real stigma attached to failure, so how is this affecting British start-ups? While British business is booming – more than 608,000 new businesses we Is the British fear of failure affecting start-ups in the UK?
"22.01.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Three things every employer should know about millennials - Virgin.com More and more studies are coming out about millennialsin the workplace, they’re disloyal, lazy, and entitled, if we believe everything we read. But what’s the truth about this generation and their views on work? Why millennials aren’t narcissistic and other things employers should know about them
"21.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic announce US entrepreneur event series - Virgin.com The airline kicks things off next month in Los Angeles,as Richard Branson and a host of local experts explore why simple solutions cross borders... Virgin Atlantic have today revealed details of their new entrepreneur event series, Business is an Adv LA, Washington and Boston events announced for Virgin Atlantic's 'Business is an Adventure’ tour
"21.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Being a start-up is a mindset, not a phase - Virgin.com I've seen first hand how a start-ups work - and I’ve seen how a ‘grown up’ business works.They couldn’t be more different. A start-up has an almost magical energy. It has goal, and a vision that everyone rallies around. There are no safety nets, no j When does a business cease to be a start-up?
"21.01.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com No matter why you're getting fit, Virgin Active has a workout for you - Virgin.com Whether you're training for a marathon or want to get fit for the girl or guy of your dreams, Virgin Active has got your back... January is the time to hit the gym, get back on track and set yourself some fitness goals for this year. And atVirgin Act No matter why you’re getting fit, Virgin Active UK’s got a workout for you...
"21.01.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: Three rules of simplicity that every business should follow - Virgin.com Keeping things simple isn’t always easy when you’re building spaceships, transporting people across the Atlantic or supplying millions of homes with broadband. But that’s exactly what Richard Branson has managed to do at Virgin... Here we take a look Want to pitch to Richard Branson? Your idea better fit on the back of an envelope
"20.01.2016 23:00:01" virgin.com Being distracted at work could be a sign of intelligence - Virgin.com Constantly distracted at work? According to a new study, this could mean you’re more intelligent and not just a lazy worker. The report from Steelcase suggests that intelligent people find it more difficult to focus the mind because of all the amazin Distracted at work? It could mean that you’re intelligent...
"20.01.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Read the story of how one entrepreneur set out to learn to fail: http://virg.in/RSq1M
"20.01.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Active South Africa's musical inspiration for your fitness goals - Virgin.com Is your New Year’s resolution to get fit? This little musical number from Virgin Active South Africa might just help you out... No matter why you want to hit the gym, Virgin Active has over 120 clubs across South Africa and they’ll help you meet your Hitting the gym this January? Get some inspiration from Virgin Active SA
"20.01.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com One Virgin Active employee's tales from Kilimanjaro - Virgin.com Working for Virgin isn't just about what you get up to during the 9 to 5.Riaad Abdulla, IT Production Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, spends a lot of his time outside of the office hiking. Here, he relives the extreme challenge of climbing Mou Read one Virgin Active SA employee’s experience of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
"19.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Is this the end for Bitcoin? - Virgin.com Bitcoin has been declared a failure by one of its most ardent supporters and developers. But what does that mean for the future of the digital currency? Writing on Medium, Mike Hearn says that “despite knowing that Bitcoin could fail all along, the n Could this be the end for Bitcoin?
"19.01.2016 19:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Media Ireland announces broadband boost - Virgin.com Virgin Media Ireland has announced that it is boosting broadband speeds across the country to 360Mbps. Customers who choose the new 360Mbps broadband will also receive free calls to landlines and mobiles, in 22 countries, for just €30 a month. “360 M Virgin Media Ireland are bringing even faster broadband to Ireland...
"19.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com From Uber to Airbnb: business failures that turned fantastic - Virgin.com We all know the value of learning from our own mistakes, but why not pick up a few tips from other people’s business blunders too? FromAirbnb to Uber, business history isfull of false starts, near misses and outright disasters... A close call for Ube Airbnb, Uber, Disney... how the most popular businesses all started with a big mistake
"19.01.2016 09:12:25" Timeline Photos The business of books - does crowdfunding represent the future? http://virg.in/E0TyG
"18.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Six memorable Virgin fails - Virgin.com As you will have noticed throughout this series, Richard Branson isn’t shy when it comes to talking about the various Virgin companies that didn’t quite go as planned… 1. Student magazine Back where it all began. After leaving school at 16-years-old When business doesn't go according to plan. Six of the biggest Virgin fails...
"18.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Is this human carrying drone the transport of the future? - Virgin.com Most people are in agreement that the future will see swarms of drones flying across our skies. But could they also be used to carry people? One company in China seems to think so. At CES2016 in Las Vegas last week, Ehang revealed what it claims is t Will we all travel by drone in the future?
"18.01.2016 12:00:01" virgin.com Five ways technology has made it easier for us to fail - Virgin.com There's no doubt that digital technology helps businesses to achieve success more quickly than ever before. From launching a crowdfunding project to designing a website, the online environment is full of opportunities for time-poor entrepreneurs. But Five ways new technology can bring down your business
"18.01.2016 00:00:01" Timeline Photos The sharing economy is booming, but how has it changed our lives? http://virg.in/YBn6v
"17.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com A masterclass in dealing with crowdfunding failure - Virgin.com When a crowdfunding campaign meets its target, an entrepreneurcould be forgiven for thinking that their worries are over. But failure is still around the corner, with a number of start-ups discovering that the money didn'tgo as far as they first thou How to deal with crowdfunding failure, without losing face
"17.01.2016 09:00:01" virgin.com Is a lack of financial support the key driver of start-up failure? - Virgin.com The business ecosystem has never been more supportive for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the UK. Effective support – be it financial, strategic, legislative or otherwise – is essential in creating a vibrant environment for new firms to succeed in 201 Why do more than half of all start-ups fail in the first five years?
"17.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Win flights to Modernism Week with Virgin America - Virgin.com Virgin America has teamed up with Modernism Week to create an interactive vintage modern exhibit at Virgin America’s gate at Palm Springs International Airport and you could win flights to Palm Springs to see it. In a nod to the golden age of flying, Fancy going to Modernism Week? You could win a trip thanks to Virgin America...
"16.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com UK Internet of Things research hub announced - Virgin.com A new Internet of Things research hub has been announced, which will see a group UK universities working together to drive UK research in the Internet of Things. The PETRAS hub is a consortium of nine universities led by UCL. Over the next three year Will the UK be the world leader for the adoption of Internet of Things technologies?
"16.01.2016 09:00:01" virgin.com How serial entrepreneurs pick themselves up after failing - Virgin.com According to Bloomberg, 80 per cent of entrepreneurs who start up fail within the first 18 months. Many give up, some try again. But what separates failed entrepreneurs who go on to achieve greatness, from those who simply give up? The secret is that All entrepreneurs fail at some point – so what should you do when it happens?
"16.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Are office distractions actually good for productivity? - Virgin.com New research has shed light on employee’s attitude towards workplace distractions, with an interesting divide between ‘tech-led’ distractions and more traditional watercooler moments… Despite the prevalence of social media and smartphones in most of The five biggest distractions that hinder your productivity at work
"15.01.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media brings Vevo to TiVo - Virgin.com Virgin Media is bringing Vevo, the world’s leading music video and entertainment platform, to its TiVo service. All TiVo customers will be able to access an increased range of music videos, playlists and features as the new Vevo app will be available Virgin Media is bringing all the best music videos to your TiVo set
"15.01.2016 12:00:01" virgin.com My good friend failure - Virgin.com Failure is sometimes just bad execution. At other times, it's that the idea is too big, or the timing is just wrong. The ability to identify which it is and learn from that can lead to real success in your next adventures, be it a new business you're Why failure should be every entrepreneur's best friend
"15.01.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Four ways to be a more productive entrepreneur in 2016 - Virgin.com When running a business your time is your most valuable asset. Without careful organisation and planning it can easily be squandered, impacting on your whole business. Here are four New Year’s resolutions that, if kept, will help you to maximise your How to be a more productive entrepreneur in 2016
"15.01.2016 00:00:01" virgin.com Study in the sky with Virgin Australia - Virgin.com Forget in-flight entertainment, Virgin Australia is bringing in-flight education to the skies. The airline is becoming Australia’s very first school in the skies and short courses are being offered to help flyers become more skilled. Teaming up with Virgin Australia is giving you the chance to study in the skies with their new in-flight education...
"14.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Time-lapse: refurbishing a Virgin Train - Virgin.com There’s something quite mesmerising about watching a time-lapse. And while we don’t want to eat up too much of your working day, we thought we’d share this latest one from Virgin Trains East Coast… Take a look as the East Coast fleet undergo the Virg See how Virgin Trains East Coast refurbished their fleet with this cool time-lapse
"14.01.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com 10 unknown advantages of business failure and rejection - Virgin.com Winston Churchill has been credited with several inspirational quotations. But perhaps his most regarded one is, 10 reasons why a failure in business can turn out to be a magical thing
"14.01.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com The secret successful people know about failure - Virgin.com Failure is a fact of life. But the most successful people have learned the hard way to use their failures as an opportunity to learn – and bounce back. Along the way, these entrepreneurs havelearned secrets about failure that carriesthemthrough the b Why declining the offer to Netflix and chill was the biggest mistake Blockbuster ever made
"13.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: ‘Screw it, let’s do it’ has resulted in some epic failures - Virgin.com Sorry, we don't look so hot in this browser. If you want to see us at our very best then how about upgrading? We're worth it… "My 'screw it, let’s do it!' philosophy hasn’t always led to huge wins." - Richard Branson
"13.01.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com Route for Paris ePrix revealed - Virgin.com Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have revealed the location and circuit layout for the Paris ePrix. Taking place on April 23rd, it will be the first European round of the 2015-2016 season and will see the drivers battling it out around th Virgin Racing (Formula E team) are heading to Paris, here's all you need to know...
"13.01.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com First ever livestream of Kenyan night safari from Mahali Mzuri - Virgin.com Virgin Limited Edition's Mahali Mzuri property has taken part in the first ever livestream of a Kenyan safari by night in the Maasai Mara. Following the success of #MaraLive – the world’s first live broadcast of the great wildebeest migration – Make Live-streamed lions? Yes please! #KenyaLive
"12.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com How do you know when failure means it's time to quit? - Virgin.com From childhood, we’re taught to keep trying. By the time we enter a business environment, we should be experts at learning from our mistakes. Sometimes, though, we fail. Our businesses fail too. So how many business botches should we be prepared for? Try, try and try again, but how many times?
"12.01.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com 10 lessons in failure from 10 digital nomads - Virgin.com Choosing a slightly different route, such as becoming a location independent entrepreneur or digital nomad, will lead to far greater exposure to uncertainty as opposed to let’s say… that comfortable office job you just left. If you are to realise you 10 travelling entrepreneurs tell us their most painful failure stories
"12.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com The Virgin Podcast - Julia Hobsbawm - Virgin.com Sorry, we don't look so hot in this browser. If you want to see us at our very best then how about upgrading? We're worth it… On this week's Virgin Podcast, we speak with the world's only Professor of networking...
"12.01.2016 08:53:06" virgin.com Jobs of the week - Virgin.com Feeling like you need a change? Time to check out the latest vacancies from across the Virgin Group... Head of Digital, Virgin Active, London We're looking for a brilliant digital professional to join our team at Virgin Active. You'll be responsible Check out the hottest roles at Virgin this week, including two with Virgin Active UK...
"12.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Fast food failure: are new apps behind a spate of closures? - Virgin.com Demand for takeaway and fast food is piping hot. According to market research, the UK alone forks out about £30 billion on the stuff each year. The huge appetite for kebabs, pizzas,fried chicken – and more recently, gourmet options such as sushi – is Are a new wave of food delivery apps a gift or a curse for restaurants?
"11.01.2016 15:00:03" virgin.com 17-year-old employs himself as an apprentice to get around education rules - Virgin.com Since the UK government introduced rules that mean students must be in education or training until the age of 18, it has become harder for young entrepreneurs to spend their time developing their businesses. But one 17-year-old entrepreneur has come This 17-year-old entrepreneur had to employ himself as an apprentice so he could leave school
"11.01.2016 09:46:24" virgin.com How much failure is just enough to trigger success? - Virgin.com You’ll struggle to find a great invention that wasn’t preceded by a series of failures. We take a look at some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and the catalogue of errors they compiled on their way to bringing us game-changing products a The world's best entrepreneurs - how many times did they fail before getting it right?
"11.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Is the best place to learn entrepreneurship in a university? - Virgin.com Whether entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught or an innate ability has been debated for decades – possibly even centuries. According to a new study from Western Australia, it can indeed be taught – and university is the best place to learn. Australian universities to introduce more entrepreneurial courses
"10.01.2016 15:00:00" OMI had a drink and shared some stories from his crazy year with Virgin Hotels http://virg.in/Kx4Ih
"10.01.2016 09:00:01" virgin.com Start-ups create a million new UK jobs in one year - Virgin.com New start-ups created a millionjobs in the UK between 2014 and 2015, according to new analysis... Data, analysedby the Enterprise Research Centre from official figures on job creation and destruction in the private sector in the 12 months to March 20 The highest number of start-ups ever launched in the UK last year
"10.01.2016 00:00:01" vine.co Make 2016 the year you turn failure into a positive Vine by Virgin Why 2016 should be the year you embrace failure http://virg.in/ef
"09.01.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Failure is the first step to success http://virg.in/flc
"09.01.2016 09:00:00" virgin.com In focus: Embracing failure - Virgin.com The start of a new year is often cause for optimism, however there’s no getting away from the fact that all of us will experience some form of failure over the next twelve months. So when it comes, how can it be turned into a positive? Throughout Jan This month's focus: why failure can be a glorious thing for an entrepreneur
"08.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Why failure is a key part of Pixar's culture - Virgin.com As the brains behind films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo, you might not associate Pixar with failure. But the studio's co-founder Ed Catmull says that failure is a key part of their creative process… Speaking at Web Summit in Dubl How can failure lead to a more creative company? Find out Disney Pixar’s thoughts...
"08.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Why mastering failure is about trusting your instincts - Virgin.com Entrepreneurs are famed for flirting with failure and taking risks, but how do you stop yourself from falling into theprecipice? Ross Shelleman believes it's all about trusting what comes naturally to you... Learning from failure is an important skil Entrepreneurs should embrace failure - but when does it become too much?
"08.01.2016 12:00:02" virgin.com Tim Peake to run Virgin Money London Marathon in space - Virgin.com British astronaut Tim Peake will become the first man to run a marathon in space when he takes on the challenge of the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon on the International Space Station on Sunday April 24th. It’s another extraordinary first for Tim Peake is taking the London Marathon out of this world...
"08.01.2016 07:00:02" virgin.com Virgin Trains restores Edinburgh Waverley station to Victorian glory - Virgin.com Virgin Trains is to restore one of Edinburgh Waverley Station’s hidden gems, years after an intricate mosaic floor was discovered during upgrade works to its waiting room. The original flooring, which dates back to the Victorian era, has been hidden Edinburgh Waverley will be restored to its Victorian glory thanks to Virgin Trains East Coast
"07.01.2016 23:00:00" virgin.com Why children need to be taught to embrace failure - Virgin.com Every parent wants their child to succeed but research has found that part of that has to be teaching them to fail… Ex-Olympian and journalistMatthew Syed asked in a recent Guardian column, Research suggests children who never fail are more likely to give up easily - do you agree?
"07.01.2016 18:00:01" virgin.com Why the collaborative entrepreneur will flourish in 2016 - Virgin.com For 20 years Hyper Island has been following digital developments and working with the planet’s best thinkers to map the trends set to transform the working world. We recently consulted 150 industry experts to see what behavioural changes, new practi 4 trends that will dominate entrepreneurship in 2016, by Hyper Island
"07.01.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com The trend of embracing failure – what do investors think? - Virgin.com The current trend of failing fast and moving on might be great for entrepreneurs and innovation, but where does it leave the investors who have put their money behind the start-ups in question? As I sat down to write this article, my editor reminded What do investors really think about the 'fail fast' start-up culture?
"07.01.2016 07:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: Learning to deal with pressure - Virgin.com When you’re running a business pressure can come from many directions, all at the same time. Fortunately, Richard Branson has some advice… What are your tips for performing under pressure? Find out Richard Branson’s...
"07.01.2016 00:00:01" virgin.com How to recover from failing the 'brand arrogance' test - Virgin.com Throughout this series we’re asking those who have been there and done it to shed some light on how to successfully navigate a failure in business. Up today, Virgin Mobile Colombia CEO, Juan G. Vélez, explains how to avoid the pitfall of ‘brand arrog How to recover your business from an episode of 'brand arrogance'
"06.01.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com 10 steps to becoming a badass entrepreneur in 2016 - Virgin.com Pedro De Abreu stops by to give us is annual guide to being a badass entrepreneur. If you didn't quite manage it in 2014 or 2015 then here's your chance to grab 2016 by the horns... 1. Be able to change your mental state at will. It’s too easy to let 10 ways to be a badass entrepreneur in 2016
"06.01.2016 15:00:01" virgin.com OMI pops into Virgin Hotels for a drink and a chat - Virgin.com Singer-songwriter OMI, who had one of the biggest hits of 2015 with 'Cheerleader',recently popped into The Commons Club at Virgin Hotels for a drink and catch up with Hillary Sawchuk... They discussed everything from Eminem to OMI's influences, his m Look who popped into Virgin Hotels for a drink and a chat...
"06.01.2016 12:00:01" virgin.com Virgin Active releases emojivation packs - Virgin.com Emojis are fast becoming part of the day-to-day lexicon worldwide – Oxford Dictionaries even named an emoji as their ‘word of the year’ in 2015 – and now Virgin Active has released an‘emojivation’ pack,a group of emojis designed to motivate people an Get Virgin Active UK’s new emojis and share your workout triumphs...
"06.01.2016 07:00:01" virgin.com Meet the Virgin Adventurers who took on the Rickshaw Run for charity - Virgin.com Ever thought of driving 600km across India by rickshaw? The Virgin Adventurers, a group of Virgin staff, friends and family, did – Liz Williamson, a change analyst at Virgin Atlantic shares their story… In the middle of September, 72 of us arrived in Want to know what working at Virgin is like? Read about the Virgin Adventurers...
"06.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com In focus: Embracing failure - Virgin.com The start of a new year is often cause for optimism, however there’s no getting away from the fact that all of us will experience some form of failure over the next twelve months. So when it comes, how can it be turned into a positive? Throughout Jan Want to bounce back from failure? All this month we're asking experts to share their tips
"05.01.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Why is failure still a dirty word in education? http://virg.in/7MAP0
"05.01.2016 12:00:01" virgin.com The golden rule of failure: just one more time - Virgin.com Have you ever poured your heart and soul into a project, a business or a relationship, only to see it crumble and fail? Are you familiar with that overwhelming feeling of devastation? The failure is a crushing blow and the future looks dark and bleak Why "one more time" should replace "one last time" in business
"05.01.2016 09:21:27" Timeline Photos For the first Virgin Podcast of 2016 we visit a true feel-good business: http://virg.in/bmd
"05.01.2016 00:00:00" virgin.com Is the trend of entrepreneurs celebrating failure a step too far? - Virgin.com Sorry, we don't look so hot in this browser. If you want to see us at our very best then how about upgrading? We're worth it… Is celebrating failure helping or hindering entrepreneurs?
"04.01.2016 19:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - Virgin.com Does the new year mean it's time for a new job? Take a look at the vacancies we have across the Virgin Group... Residential Field Technician, Virgin Media, Bristol We're looking for a Residential Field Technician to join our team at Virgin Media.You’ New Year, new job? Better check out the vacancies across the Virgin Group...
"04.01.2016 15:00:00" virgin.com Why entrepreneurs should embrace failure in 2016 - Virgin.com Failure is never an easy thing to face, especially when it concerns your business. All the time, money and effort that went into launching an exciting new venture, all gone to waste - but is that really the case? Ask any seasoned entrepreneur and the Why 2016 needs to be the year that entrepreneurs get off the hamster wheel and embrace their mistakes
"04.01.2016 09:56:28" virgin.com Virgin StartUp ‘foodpreneur’ winners land game-changing US deals - Virgin.com Three of the winners at the recentVirgin StartUp Foodpreneur competition are now on track to see their British products launch in the huge US market… A couple months on from their victories at Foodpreneur, three UK food start-ups may well have just m Watch: Virgin Start Up brings their foodpreneur winners to the US as things get BIG
"03.01.2016 15:00:00" Want a different take on the New Year's resolution dilemma? Listen to this week's Virgin Podcast: http://virg.in/s3hJA