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"29.04.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic releases new podcast to share entrepreneurs' stories Behind every business maverick lies a colourful and thrilling story, and with Virgin Atlantic's new podcast they're looking to unearth some of them. Need a new podcast to get stuck into? We recommend Virgin Atlantic's #TheVenture, telling the stories behind business...
"28.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Virgin StartUp is looking for the UK's best Foodpreneur Virgin Start Up is looking for the UK's best foodpreneur - is that you?!
"26.04.2017 15:23:54" virgin.com Jobs of the week - April 25th There's some really exciting jobs going across the Virgin Group this week, take a look below to see what you could do… Check out some of the awesome jobs going at Virgin this week, including roles with Virgin Trains and Virgin Active UK...
"24.04.2017 14:56:11" virgin.com A record-breaking and inspiring Virgin Money London Marathon Mary Keitany smashed the world record to finish in 2:17:01, while Great Britain's David Weir became the most successful elite athlete in the race's history as he earned his seventh win in the men's wheelchair race. Nearly 40,000 people crossed the finish line on The Mall for the 37th London Marathon. Were you one of them?
"22.04.2017 17:00:00" virgin.com Understanding the Richard Branson approach to leadership will see the Virgin Group founder joined by a collection of well-respected local leaders, from a variety of industries, all keen to share their unique insights into the hurdles and opportunities of modern day leadership. Understanding the Richard Branson approach to leadership:
"22.04.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com The future of enterprise is virtual and augmented There are a multitude of articles out there on how to make your business more successful, and top tips on how to utilise technology to increase productivity and work smarter. One theme that always recurs is how digital transformation is propelling Why augmented and virtual reality will be present in every workplace in the future...
"21.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com A royal send-off for marathon runners The three Royals will push a giant red button at 10am to send 35 elite men and more than 39,000 mass race runners on their 26.2-mile journey from Shooters Hill in south east London to Westminster. Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give Virgin Money UK London Marathon runners a royal send-off on Sunday:
"19.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Vote for your must-see TV moment of 2016 The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the shortlist of nominated moments for this year's Virgin TV's Must-See Moment – the only award voted for by the British public at the upcoming Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, Did you love Ed Balls on BBC Strictly Come Dancing? Or is Game of Thrones more your scene?
Tell Virgin Media and you could be off to the BAFTA TV Awards https://virg.in/4oX
"15.04.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com Meet the oldest and youngest London Marathon runners in 2017 At 83 years and 339 days, Kenneth will be this year's oldest runner and is one of just 12 people who has run every single London Marathon since the first one in 1981. Meet the oldest and youngest people running this year's @VirginMoney London Marathon https://virg.in/4ZD
"13.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic open new Cuba route to Varadero started flying passengers to Cuba, with its Havana route opening up back in 2005, so it's about time for a second we'd say... Virgin Atlantic open new Cuba route to Varadero https://virg.in/4k9
"10.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media offers £20 tickets to more football fans has teamed up with the Football Supporters' Federation to extend its Twenty's Plenty campaign so that away fans from all Premier League clubs can benefit from £20 tickets to matches. Watch your team play for £20 thanks to Virgin Media: https://virg.in/Ztf
#Virgin #VirginMedia #TwentysPlenty
"08.04.2017 17:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Active shares tips for Virgin Money London Marathon runners While James says that your last long run, or marathon 'rehearsal' should have been completed about three to four weeks before the race, he also advises to keep active in the last few weeks. “You should opt for shorter, more intense 20 to 35 minute London Marathon runners, get your last minute advice from Virgin Active: https://virg.in/ZyG
"08.04.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic expand Manchester flight options The airline launches an increased flying programme from Manchester Airport, expanding the options for travel to the US for those in the north of England... .@VirginAtlantic boost Manchester services with 3 new routes and 25% more seats https://virg.in/ZFJ
"07.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Does Scarlett Moffatt have what it takes to be a Virgin Holidays rep? Scarlett Moffatt will be heading off to Walt Disney World Florida for Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway this week, but she does have what it takes to become a Can Scarlett Moffatt pass the tough tests from Virgin Holidays' experts to become a rep? https://virg.in/ZFb
"05.04.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - April 4th There's a place for everyone in the Virgin Family. Take a look at some of the hottest roles available this week and see where you might fit in... Virgin Voyages are hiring! Find out how you could join the team to #makeshiphappen https://virg.in/ZCm
"03.04.2017 15:00:00" G is for Giving Richard Branson's #AtoZofBusiness continues – G is for Giving: https://virg.in/Z9y #MondayMotivation
"03.04.2017 09:35:50" virgin.com Six lessons from Business is an Adventure in Seattle founders Jon Nickel-D'Andrea and Ben Nickel-D'Andrea were at the event and share their six key takeaways from the panel... Six lessons from Business is an Adventure in Seattle:
"01.04.2017 17:00:00" virgin.com What happens to your brain when you don't switch off? It's widely accepted that your brain needs you to switch off and disconnect from time to time. But what happens if you fail to do that? We look back on our interview with research psychologist Max Blumberg... Your brain needs you to switch off, because when you don't, this happens: https://virg.in/ZVZ
"01.04.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com Brands need to master storytelling, or risk becoming irrelevant You want your company to get coverage in the national press. But you'd ideally like them just to feature a couple of nice images of your handmade candles, with some prices and a web link. At a time of your choosing. What makes a good story? Good guys, bad guys, triumph over adversity, morals and happily ever afters?
We go inside the world of brand storytelling: https://virg.in/ZV8
"31.03.2017 15:00:00" virgin.com Spring Clean Your Life: Five tips from the experts James Wallman is the author of a book called 'Stuffocation'. And, even though it's not a word, we get it. So James is clearly right when he says, “We have too much stuff and it's causing us problems.” Five tips from the experts on how to spring clean your life right now:
"30.03.2017 11:55:54" Photos from Virgin's post 33 years ago Boeing gave a certain young upstart record producer a break, by renting him a second-hand 747. This week, Virgin Atlantic finally flew back to Boeing's home, Seattle – with the same challenger confidence and sense of fun that started it all.
"29.03.2017 14:56:49" virgin.com Customer service star by day, rock star by night Virgin Trains East Coast onboard senior host, family man, rock star… few people would be able to juggle three different lives but Robb Weir is no ordinary man… Meet Robb, he's a Virgin Trains East Coast onboard star by day and a rock star by night:
"28.03.2017 17:47:22" Virgin Atlantic We're live in Seattle with Richard Branson, Nadia Shouraboura, Jonathan Sposato, and Chase Jarvis. We're celebrating the movers and shakers of Seattle who are making business an adventure every day. Ask a question for our panel using #HelloSeattle Watch Business is an Adventure Seattle, live with Richard Branson, right here #HelloSeattle
"27.03.2017 15:38:41" virgin.com Jobs of the week - March 27th No matter what kind of role you're looking for, there's a place for everyone at the Virgin Group. Take a look at some of the most exciting vacancies this week... Find out how you could join the #VirginFamily...
"25.03.2017 17:00:01" virgin.com Using storytelling to create culture and spark creativity With the rise of new technology, working from home policies and hot desking, the sense of a team driven by being together every day has eroded. With an ever-increasing threat to a loss of company culture, organisations must be responsible for bringing It's about how you tell your story in a number of small ways, consistently over time, and how every move you make as a business embodies your brand values.”
AKQA's MD explains why storytelling is important internally.
"25.03.2017 17:00:01" virgin.com Quiz: A lifetime of Virgin adventures If you've ever wondered why the Virgin Group founder insists on carrying a pair of scissors with him, or what's under his kilt, then this is the quiz for you. Ever wondered what's under Richard Branson's kilt?
"24.03.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com Immersion: the future of storytelling Hollywood producer Robert Evans once said "There are three sides of a story: Mine, Yours and the Truth. And no one is lying". Technology is disrupting everything, from the way you get dressed in the morning, to the way you get to work. The future of Technology is disrupting everything, from the way you get dressed in the morning, to the way you get to work.
The future of storytelling is also about to be upset with technology, and we need to embrace the positive changes it can bring.
"22.03.2017 17:30:00" Ahoy! ⚓ Join Virgin Voyages on Facebook Live at 2pm EST as they #makeshiphappen and cut the steel for their first ship!
"22.03.2017 16:00:09" virgin.com How brands are using wearables to enhance their storytelling Wearables are about more than just tracking our health and turning us into fitness fanatics. For marketers, the real value is taking such data and using it to tell stories to consumers. Wearable technology is about more than just tracking our health and turning us into fitness fanatics...
"21.03.2017 14:29:17" Richard Branson's A-Z of business The most important bit of advice Richard Branson can give to entrepreneurs: https://virg.in/Z8M
"20.03.2017 16:00:00" D is for delegation The most important bit of advice Richard Branson can give to entrepreneurs: https://virg.in/Z8M
"18.03.2017 18:00:35" virgin.com How will technology affect storytellers? As technology develops, more and more jobs will be replaced by technology. But what will this mean for writers and storytellers? Artificial Intelligence is already aiding copywriters in their work. Could we soon see the day that it takes over altogether?
"18.03.2017 17:00:01" virgin.com Richard Branson: Entrepreneurs don't need higher-education, I'm proof The Virgin Group founder gives his view on entrepreneurial education and why college or university is, in his opinion, probably not the smartest option... “Iconic change-makers like Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell didn't earn business degrees. And you don't need one, either. What do you need instead? Personality, passion and purpose."
- Richard Branson on educating yourself as an
"17.03.2017 16:00:05" virgin.com This is what happens to your brain when you're always online As digital detoxes increase in popularity, we look back at our interview with research psychologist Max Blumberg who explored what happens when we're always online... “Our brains were never designed to be always on and permanently connected.”
- Research psychologist Max Blumberg explains why we need to disconnect from time to time: https://virg.in/ZzJ
"16.03.2017 06:00:00" virgin.com Business is an Adventure Seattle: Meet the panel touchdown in Seattle, as the airline celebrates their inaugural flight to the Emerald City by convening another panel of top entrepreneurial talent. Not long to go until Business is an Adventure touches down in Seattle - here's what to expect...
"15.03.2017 16:00:00" 3-in-1 with Blake Mycoskie Entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and perhaps most famously, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS tackles three quick-fire questions in one minute:
"13.03.2017 09:42:49" virgin.com The Meringue Girls on creating opportunities Alex Hoffler and Stacey O'Gorman met while working in a hot, male-dominated restaurant kitchen in East London in 2012. Bonding over their love of all sweet things and seeing a gap in the market for a meringue bakery, they decided to go into business “Just because one person's definition of success looks like one thing, it doesn't mean yours needs to” Meringue Girls https://virg.in/ZEb
"09.03.2017 17:41:00" virgin.com Lisa Thomas on equality for women in the workplace Virgin's global head of brand, Lisa Thomas, is passionate about seeing women succeed in the workplace and is helping to make sure that happens at Virgin. We're celebrating Virgin's global head of brand for working to improve gender equality in the workplace. Who are you celebrating for International Women's Day? https://virg.in/ZbR #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange
"07.03.2017 09:51:21" virgin.com Gemma Cairney on opening up the feminism discussion might be best known for presenting radio, but take the microphone away and you'll find a woman passionate about championing talented women and challenging perceptions around important issues such as mental health. For International Women's Day, this week we're celebrating some amazing women who have been bold for change, including Gemma Cairney who's shining a light on mental health (and shiny shoes) https://virg.in/ZLa
"04.03.2017 18:00:01" virgin.com Seven tips for sleeping better (not longer) After almost thirty years working in the world of sleep science, Nick Littlehales has discovered some amazingly effective ways to improve sleep quality and consequently, your energy levels throughout the day. Here are some of the best tips from his "The dream state is important. If you're dreaming, it probably indicates that you're down in those deeper sleep stages, which is a good place to be."
Seven things you need to know if you want a good night's sleep: https://virg.in/ZuL
"04.03.2017 17:00:00" virgin.com How Snapchat is shaping the future of storytelling Few mediums encapsulate the fast-paced world of modern day storytelling quite like Snapchat, with a whole generation of smartphone users now relying on the platform to consume news and stay in touch with those close to them. To get a better understanding "If you were to take the first verse of Mary Had A Little Lamb and publish it on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, you would likely find that while the overarching story doesn't change, the depth of detail and pace of the story do."
Social media expert
"03.03.2017 16:00:00" virgin.com Jay Z and P!nk to headline Virgin V Festival 2017 has announced the first artists that will be taking to the stage in Chelmsford and Staffordshire with Jay Z and P!nk heading up the bill. The moment you've been waiting for has arrived!
V Festival have released the first line-up announcement for 2017...
"01.03.2017 16:02:27" virgin.com Ask Alexa to book your next Virgin Holidays trip Virgin Holidays is leading the charge in UK travel innovation and the integration allows holidaymakers to ask Alex to search Virgin Holidays for their next trip through devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot – hands-free speakers that are controlled “Alexa, ask Virgin Holidays to take me to New York!”
You can now book your next Virgin Holidays trip with Alexa https://virg.in/Z6a
"27.02.2017 16:00:02" virgin.com Does being happy make you a better leader? If life could resemble a stock exchange, then happiness would be trading in epic proportions at all times. Enthroned on the highest threshold, a veil of mystery surrounds its multiple interpretations and myriads of ways of expression. Yet it cannot be Neuroscientists have cast their vote and following a 12-year study, Matthieu Ricard has the privilege of being the happiest man alive.
Discover his secret: https://virg.in/ZBP
"25.02.2017 18:00:01" virgin.com Scouts go digital and partner with Virgin Money Giving The Scout Association have chosen Virgin Money Giving as its preferred fundraising platform to enable them to promote their fundraising and receive donations online. It is the biggest mixed youth organisation in the UK, changing lives of children and The Scout Association has gone digital and teamed up with Virgin Money Giving to make fundraising easier:
"25.02.2017 17:00:03" virgin.com Meeting the entrepreneur behind The Happy Newspaper While it's common knowledge that doing a job you love will make you happy, what about if your entire job was focused around happiness - what impact would that have? We spoke to creative entrepreneur and founder of Emily Coxhead, founder of The Happy Newspaper, shares what makes her happy...
"24.02.2017 15:56:50" virgin.com The happiness formula: How to make yourself happier What if you could make yourself happier right now? Anil Gupta, author of Immediate Happiness, has come up with a formula that he says could help you do just that... Want to make yourself happier right now? Anil Gupta has come up with a formula for you to follow: https://virg.in/ZBK
"23.02.2017 06:00:01" virgin.com Would you take a pay cut so you could bring your pet to work? They say a dog is a man's (or woman's) best friend. But can having one around the office bring entrepreneurs happiness? Here's some paws for thoughts. Forty six per cent of workers would work better with their favourite animal around, and a quarter would Pets at work - a recipe for happiness or added stress?
Research finds that having dogs in the office reduces stress by up to a third...
"22.02.2017 16:00:01" C is for confidence Richard Branson's A-Z of business continues – C is for confidence: https://virg.in/ZWq
"22.02.2017 15:54:34" virgin.com Does less stuff make you happier Even though it's more than fifteen years ago now, I'll never forget the day my grandad died. My father had brought Nanna and Grandad, Jack and Pam, over for Sunday lunch. We talked about the past - the days out we'd had on London's red buses, the holiday "Experientialism is not only good for me and you and our parents and our children. It's good for everyone else too. It's good for the environment. Less stuff means less pollution."
Does less stuff mean more happiness? https://virg.in/ZXG
"22.02.2017 08:57:36" Velocity Frequent Flyer How does a share of 7 million Velocity Points sound?! To celebrate 7 million members, that's exactly what we at Velocity have decided to give away.
You have until 3pm AEDT 23 February 2017 to claim a slice and everyone's a winner; so the question is how Be quick! Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer programme is celebrating seven million members by giving away seven million points...
"20.02.2017 16:25:36" virgin.com The reality of working with artificial intelligence Over the past few years I've watched artificial intelligence develop from a niche concern to a topic that regularly features in the national press. But while some people believe it could unlock a new golden age for humanity, and others - like Is artificial intelligence actually creating more positions than it's destroying?
We take a detailed look at its current impact on the jobs market: https://virg.in/Z8c
"18.02.2017 18:00:02" virgin.com Richard Branson: lessons from five decades of decision-making The Virgin Group founder explains why issues such as climate change and the hiring of ex-offenders should play a central role in a business's decision making process, alongside traditional considerations such as profit and growth... "As I've grown our company over the last five decades, I've learned that championing people and the planet, alongside profit, results in businesses that are much stronger and more successful," explains Richard Branson.
Read more: https://virg.in/Zh8
"18.02.2017 17:00:04" virgin.com Virgin Active launch new classes with yoga star Patrick Beach They've teamed up with the international yoga star to create a new yoga timetable that will focus on the core yoga principles - calm, strength and align. The classes will include a brand-new four-week beginner's course and a new-to-timetables yoga class - "I want to show people that yoga doesn't just have functional fitness benefits to improve performance, but can have real mental benefits too.”
- Patrick Beach on leading Virgin Active UK's new yoga classes:
"17.02.2017 16:00:14" virgin.com Virgin Hotels: Mini-bar street pricing is the way to go to open and operate a new hotel in New Orleans, with doors expected to open in 2019. The new hotel will be developed by Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital and will be located in the Warehouse District of the city. Just how innovative can you get when it comes to a mini-bar? Let Virgin Hotels show you… https://virg.in/Z7w
"16.02.2017 12:00:00" virgin.com Can introducing the Swedish concept of 'fika' improve happiness at work? It's hard to imagine a time when actively improving one's lifestyle is more popular than now. In order to achieve happiness, we alter our diets and exercise routines, we embrace minimalism, spiritualism, we read self-help books, take digital breaks, "Whilst hygge might help some of us achieve happiness at home, it does seem a hard concept to apply at work... I'm happy to say that us Scandinavians have another trick up our sleeve for this - allow me to introduce you to 'Fika'..."
"15.02.2017 15:24:43" Virgin
"13.02.2017 16:01:32" virgin.com Five golden rules (according to today's leaders) for staying happy The rise of the happiness industry has led to a whole wave of theories and movements by forward-thinking leaders, all pledging to help us find a happier, more fulfilling personal or business life. Move over wellbeing, 2017 is all about the pursuit of "Not sleeping enough makes our brains more negative, whether we realise it or not," explains Arianna Huffington.
Check out what her and four other modern business leaders believe is the key to maintaining a happy life: https://virg.in/ZeW
"11.02.2017 18:00:00" virgin.com The day I met a 'happiness ninja' Tracking down Marie-Claire Ashcroft is an adventure in itself. Her Out Of Office tells you she "can't wait" to read your message but that she might be "out photographing a rockstar bride, gatecrashing the houses of parliament or eating curried crickets". The day I met a 'happiness ninja'...
"11.02.2017 17:00:18" virgin.com Richard Branson: Four tips for motivating a team when times get tough has often been faced with the prospect of failure and defeat. While this might be par for the course in the minds of some entrepreneurs, it can be demoralising for their teams. Here he outlines four tactics to keep spirits high when the times get tough... "Remember that above everything else in your business, your staff should be number 1. If your people are happy and engaged, customers will follow."
Richard Branson on what to do when things start to go wrong in your business: https://virg.in/Zmb
"10.02.2017 16:00:06" virgin.com Does ADHD boost entrepreneurial ability? According to one professor of entrepreneurship, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) traits could positively impact an entrepreneur's success. Johan Wiklund, who was diagnosed with the disorder in 2012, has launched a series of studies to see According to one psychiatrist, “people with ADHD are natural entrepreneurs”. But how does the disorder affect entrepreneurial ability?
Find out more: https://virg.in/ZsH
"10.02.2017 06:00:01" Timeline Photos Adele Roberts is running the Virgin Money UK London Marathon in memory of her cousin for Heads Together.
Why are you running? https://virg.in/Zmr #ReasonToRun
"08.02.2017 16:00:02" virgin.com Inside Happy Melly - the global happiness at work movement Last year employee engagement firm Perkbox revealed that a whopping 6.5 million workers in the UK class themselves as unhappy at work. Meanwhile, studies from the University of Warwick show that happiness makes people around 12 per cent more productive "Job satisfaction doesn't have to be a myth. We believe that happiness is the future of work and that we can make a living while not losing out on life."
Meet the entrepreneurs behind Happy Melly - the global happiness at work movement:
"06.02.2017 16:00:01" virgin.com Jobs of the week - February 6th Need a change of direction in your career? Check out some of the most exciting vacancies across the Virgin Group this week... Looking for a change of direction with your career? There's some brilliant roles going this week at Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Active UK and Virgin Trains...
"04.02.2017 18:00:00" virgin.com Myleene Klass adds a touch of class to Virgin Trains East Coast's new fleet The classically trained musician surprised commuters with a live performance on a baby grand piano before joining customers on board the inaugural journey of the final train to receive a stylish makeover. Check out Myleene Klass' performance at King's Cross for Virgin Trains East Coast:
"04.02.2017 17:00:00" Tour Virgin Limited Edition's Mont Rochelle property Take a 360 tour of Virgin Limited Edition's Mont Rochelle property: https://virg.in/Zg8
"03.02.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Seven fitness lessons from episode one of #LiveLifeBetter https://virg.in/ZPw
"03.02.2017 13:05:38" Sam Bird Live Interview
"02.02.2017 12:00:38" Timeline Photos Join us LIVE on Facebook at 1pm tomorrow for a Q&A with DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team's Sam Bird!
Got a question for Sam? Write it below...
"01.02.2017 16:00:36" virgin.com Foosball tables or flexitime - what really makes people buzz at work? It can feel like home is fun and work is not. One is meant to be happy and relaxed (home), while the other, work, is meant to be productive. However, over the last few decades, workplaces appear to be considering happiness at work more than ever. Google More money or cool office furniture - what would you actually want from your job?
"31.01.2017 18:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic unveil new Gatwick clubhouse announces further improvements to its customer journey at Gatwick, as it unveils its new home at the North Terminal. A new clubhouse and check in area have been unveiled, with an increased number of kiosks, ensuring the smoothest start to every customer's Take a look at the latest Virgin Atlantic clubhouse...
"31.01.2017 16:00:01" virgin.com From onboard catering to social media at Virgin Trains East Coast . But he hasn't always spent his day at a computer. Before taking to the keyboard, he worked onboard as a member of the catering team. We spoke to him to find out more… How Virgin Trains East Coast help their staff to change careers:
"30.01.2017 12:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - January 30th If January has got you down and you feel like you need a change of scenery, why not check out some of these amazing vacancies from across the Virgin Group? Got a case of the Monday blues? Check out how you could join the Virgin Family...
"29.01.2017 17:00:03" virgin.com How will Virgin Active make you feel? Whether you're fired up in a pump class, grounded in a yoga session or totally chilled at the spa, wherever you want your workout to take you, you can go there at Virgin Active. Virgin Active UK have unveiled their new ad... #feelit
"29.01.2017 11:15:00" virgin.com DS Virgin Racing sign new development driver 23-year-old Lynn has a wealth of experience in racing, having won the Formula Renault UK and GP3 tittles, as well as multiple GP2 race wins and a Macau race win. Meet DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team's new driver:
"28.01.2017 18:35:00" virgin.com How Virgin Mobile Poland is committed to helping start-ups Start-ups are undoubtedly game-changers, and small private businesses now have more potential and power than ever before. Here's how How the Virgin Mobile Polska Academy is boosting Polish start-ups:
"28.01.2017 11:40:00" B is for Bravery Richard Branson's A-Z of business continues – B is for Bravery https://virg.in/ZYL
"27.01.2017 19:00:01" virgin.com Does experiential learning benefit budding entrepreneurs? found no significant difference between business schools that offered traditional courses and those that emphasise a 'learning-by-doing' approach to entrepreneurship education. This challenges the ongoing trend across higher education institutions of Should entrepreneurs learn from experiences or text books?
"27.01.2017 12:25:00" virgin.com Live.Life.Better. - Let's get physical in 2017 We'll hear from author of 'Running Like A Girl and 'Leap In' Alexandra Heminsley, on what made her first don a swimming cap and why there's more to exercise than just strength and aesthetics. Listen up! The #LiveLifeBetter podcast is out now:
"26.01.2017 22:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Hotels announces new hotel in New Orleans Expected to break ground in April and open its doors in early 2019, the new hotel will be developed by Dallas-based Gatehouse Capital and will be located in the Warehouse District of the city. Virgin Hotels is coming to New Orleans:
"26.01.2017 18:27:01" virgin.com What does the future hold for South Africa's rangers and trackers? 's private game reserve in South Africa. The name Ulusaba means 'place of little fear', so named because the koppie, or hill, on which Rock Lodge sits provided the ancient Shangaan tribal warriors with the perfect lookout point. For generations this has Wonder what it's like to be a tracker or ranger in South Africa? Find out...
"26.01.2017 07:00:00" virgin.com An entrepreneur's guide to winning at starting up Failure - a universal disappointment but also acknowledged as one of the fastest ways to learn and a reliable indicator of future success. In fact, the odds of a successful start-up actually increase among entrepreneurs who've failed at least once before. A guide to succeeding when starting up, including some pointers from Richard Branson:
"25.01.2017 19:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Media's Masters of Entertainment return Masters of Entertainment explain how you can watch TV in the bedroom, kitchen or even the garden shed, if there's WiFi. Who knows more about tech - you or your child?
"24.01.2017 12:30:19" virgin.com Taste the Virgin Holiday Spirit Virgin Holidays has bottled genuine 'Holiday Spirit' and now you can have a taste of it… Virgin Holidays enlisted IBM's Watson – the world's most intelligent super computer – to analyse the thoughts and feelings of more than 15 million holidaymakers from Virgin Holidays have bottled holiday spirit and now you can taste it...
"24.01.2017 07:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - January 23rd If you're looking for a new challenge this year, you've come to the right place. Here's just a few of the hottest vacancies going at Virgin this week... Customer Assistant, Virgin Money, Dundee Virgin Money is on a journey to make banking better. Like all Virgin Galactic have announced details of their summer internship programme! Interested? Click below...
"23.01.2017 18:30:00" virgin.com Is the remote working trend a myth? The figures tell an interesting story There's no doubt that the way we work is changing; technology research company Gartner estimates that by 2018 more than three million workers globally will be supervised by a 'roboboss', but will the future hold a world of opulent office oases or an army Is the remote working trend a myth? 91% of UK employees still work solely from the office
"21.01.2017 17:00:58" virgin.com How are UK local authorities supporting entrepreneurs? Following research – and a number of entrepreneurs speaking out – about how local authorities are failing to offer enough support for small businesses, we thought it was time to hear the other side of the story. We approached some of the biggest councils* How local authorities are supporting small businesses:
"21.01.2017 10:00:00" Want to become more productive, more creative and healthier? This is the podcast for you: https://virg.in/llbt #LiveLifeBetter
"20.01.2017 21:00:00" virgin.com How is the age-old conflict between family and career evolving? Career or children has long been the pivotal choice in a woman's life, with women historically assigned the 'housewife' job role. However as we have broken into the millennial age, gender stereotypes have started to shift, particularly within the Family vs career - how to tackle the balancing act:
"20.01.2017 18:00:01" virgin.com How Virgin Megastore has pivoted to remain relevant Virgin Megastore has existed for almost 40 years. During that time the brand has faced a number of challenges, being forced to pivot in order to survive and thrive... Virgin's experience in retail started before Virgin Megastore, back in 1971 when Richard How the Virgin Megastore brand has changed over time:
"20.01.2017 08:30:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: Why second chances are important in business The Virgin Group founder explains why giving people a second chance in life should not just be a shared principle of society, but of every business. Doing so, he argues, has enabled some Virgin companies to recruit high performers that otherwise may have Richard Branson on why second chances are so important in business:
"19.01.2017 19:00:56" virgin.com How BEAM will transform your train journeys Ahead of their big event Preston North End FC use BEAM - the complimentary Virgin Trains on board entertainment service - to prepare themselves for glory, so why don't you give it a go? BEAM gives you free access to hundreds of hours of the universe's Video: How BEAM will transform your train journeys
"19.01.2017 08:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic and Flybe codeshare opens new destinations for Scottish customers Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have extended their codeshare agreement to include London Heathrow, meaning that customers from Aberdeen and Edinburgh will be able to connect to flights to the US, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Scottish travellers will now Book flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to Boston, San Francisco and more thanks to Virgin Atlantic and Flybe:
"18.01.2017 18:00:04" virgin.com Discover a whole new world of entertainment with Virgin Media Ireland Welcome to the fastest way to watch Netflix, after all, tomorrow's entertainment needs the fastest Virgin broadband... Check out Virgin Media Ireland's brand new advert, which highlights just how much entertainment is waiting for you out there, with the Discover a whole new world of entertainment with Virgin Media Ireland...
"17.01.2017 12:00:08" virgin.com Sign up for Virgin Sport Hackney now Virgin Sport has launched registration for its first experience, Virgin Sport Hackney. Aiming to create active community experiences that bring people together and make challenge fun, Virgin Sport has announced four festivals of sport in the UK and US for Virgin Sport have announced their first events in the UK and US...
"16.01.2017 19:00:00" virgin.com Meet Virgin's Stars of the year The Virgin Group celebrates some of its best people each year at the annual Virgin Stars of the Year party. One star employee from every Virgin company around the globe is invited to join Richard Branson, his family and the Virgin CEOs for a huge Take a look at the video from the annual Virgin Stars of the Year event:
"16.01.2017 08:05:01" virgin.com Six ways to make a positive change to your career Life, as Ferris Bueller famously said, moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it. The same could easily be said of opportunity. Here's how to take advantage of a potential turning point in your career or Six ways to make a positive change in your career:
"15.01.2017 20:00:01" virgin.com Quiz: How has Virgin navigated turning points in its history? Virgin has a long history of entering new markets, taking risks and making decisions which may seem surprising to many. From travel to telecommunications to sport, the Virgin Group spans a wide range of sectors and interests. But what are the key turning Quiz: How the Virgin Group has changed over time
"15.01.2017 12:00:01" virgin.com The Brexton Brother's guide to getting healthy in 2017 Say hello to James, Tom, Max and Lloyd - aka the Brexton Brothers. With so many of us hoping that the new year acts as a turning point for our health and wellness we thought it was only right we get some tips from the guys behind one of the UK's most Meet the Brexton Brothers - your 2017 fitness gurus:
"14.01.2017 20:00:00" virgin.com Finding true happiness with the "four pillars" For many of us, there is one goal that drives nearly everything we do - happiness. We all strive after happiness, hoping to find happiness in our personal and professional lives, and wanting the people we most love and care for to be happy, too. But the Understanding happiness and how to find it:
"14.01.2017 15:00:01" virgin.com Break your New Year's resolutions in style with Virgin Atlantic Are your New Year's resolutions already looking like a bad idea? Virgin Atlantic has revealed that just eight per cent of resolutions are kept, so if you're going to give up on the idea of early nights, healthy eating and no drinking, why not do it in Don't just break your New Year's Resolution, do it in style with Virgin Atlantic...
"13.01.2017 19:01:23" virgin.com Learn to Live A Little Meet Vladimir, the rather bored vampire and star of Virgin Games' new advert. If you had to spend eternity as one of the living dead how would you spend your time? We're all hardwired to play and as we grow up this doesn't change. That's why Virgin Games Check out Virgin Games' hilarious new advert... #LiveALittle
"13.01.2017 13:02:33" Timeline Photos Our friends at Virgin Start Up are hosting a workshop to teach entrepreneurs how to prepare, pitch and win contracts with big chains, supermarkets and corporates!
(There's also a chance to meet buyers from Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Trains, John Lewis and
"12.01.2017 12:30:00" virgin.com The next big tech turning points that could impact your business From the App Store creating room for thousands of new businesses to the rise of Instagram marketing, the last decade has seen entrepreneurs exploit tech like never before. Countless innovations have been used as springboards for businesses both new and Chatbots, delivery drones and big data - the innovations to look out for in 2017:
"12.01.2017 08:00:00" virgin.com Get motivated with Virgin Active's sweat band Struggling to get motivated with your New Year's resolutions to get fit? Virgin Active's sweat band has the answer... 'Sweat Band' motivates commuters Taking to the streets of London, the sweat band played some of the greatest motivational hits to get Let Virgin Active UK's sweat band motivate you today:
"11.01.2017 18:00:06" virgin.com Inside the job where each day is a wild adventure Welcome to the world of Mahali Mzuri, Richard Branson's very own safari camp situated in the Kenyan Bush. As workspaces across the Virgin Group go, the rangers and guides who make this place tick can make a very strong claim for being located in the most A field guide on the Kenyan Plains - coolest job in the whole of Virgin?
"11.01.2017 08:00:00" virgin.com The secret successful people know about winning 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 have learned secrets about failure that carries them through the When entrepreneurs get it right - secret tips for success...
"10.01.2017 18:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - January 10th If you're one of the many people who's looking for a fresh start in 2017 then you've very much clicked on the right page. Take a look below at a selection of the jobs going across the Virgin Group this week... Virgin Active - Food & Beverage Assistant Here are the best jobs of the week from around the Virgin Group, which one will you apply for?
"09.01.2017 18:00:17" A is for Attitude Welcome to Richard Branson's A to Z of business... https://virg.in/ZSY
"09.01.2017 12:03:39" virgin.com Win a trip to Morocco with Virgin Limited Edition's flying ducks If your new year hasn't got off to a flying start and you're already planning your escape, join Virgin Limited Edition's ducks as they spread their wings this January. Starting today, the Virgin Limited Edition ducks will be popping up all over the world #giveaflyingduck and you could win a trip to Morocco thanks to Virgin Limited Edition and their ducks! Click the link below to read more...
"08.01.2017 11:00:00" virgin.com Is this the coolest IT job in the world? Rick Cano has recently been promoted to IT Director at Virgin Hotels. We caught up with him to find out more about how he landed one of the best IT jobs in the world. Well done on your promotion, Rick. How did you get here? Thank you kindly. It all Meet Virgin Hotels' IT Director and find out why he has one of the best jobs in the world...
"07.01.2017 19:45:00" virgin.com What the influencer marketing trend means for business Celebrity endorsements have always been an enigma. A tool typically reserved for the highest echelon companies in the world, it was a high risk, high reward solution for companies that needed to stand out. In particular cases, say Jennifer Aniston and How advertising has been changed by social media influencers:
"07.01.2017 10:00:00" virgin.com VOOM Podcast - A year of business tips VOOM Award winner Olly Bolton (from drinks brand What A Melon) and business journalist Harriet Minter (former editor of the Guardian's Women in Leadership section) join Nikki Bedi to pick out some of the best tips from the VOOM Podcast in 2016... With What will 2017 mean for start-ups? The VOOM Podcast investigates...
"06.01.2017 18:02:43" virgin.com Entrepreneurs share their view on France's 'right to disconnect' law This week saw the introduction of France's nationwide law that gives workers the right to unplug from their jobs once they leave the office. Known as the 'right to disconnect', the law has provoked much discussion. But how do entrepreneurs think that it What do you think of the French right to disconnect laws?
"06.01.2017 12:00:52" virgin.com Are you smarter than a 10 year old? The age at which children are becoming more confident at using technology than their parents is dropping, according to the findings of a new Virgin Media study... Ten year old children are the masters of entertainment, according to new research released New Virgin Media research finds 10 year olds are more confident using tech than their parents:
"05.01.2017 19:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson: Why money isn't the most important thing when launching a business A common misconception about starting a business is that funding is the most important part. But, according to Richard Branson, there are other things that need to be considered also. “While there's no doubt that having a reliable source of capital can be Richard Branson's tips on making priorities when starting a business:
"05.01.2017 12:30:00" virgin.com Five business lessons to remember in 2017 We all want to live our best life. The challenge is figuring out what our best life looks like. What are we really capable of achieving? I am continually reminded that regardless of someone's title, salary, industry or size of the company, we all face "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford
"05.01.2017 08:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - January 4th If your New Year's resolution is to get a new job, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up some of the best opportunities around the Virgin Group at the moment... On Board Customer Service Assistant, Virgin Trains East Coast, Newcastle Showcasing Get started on your New Year's resolution to get a new job with the hottest vacancies at Virgin...
"04.01.2017 12:54:07" virgin.com Turning points: How did these social networks pivot? Many different businesses have demonstrated their ability to pivot and in the process ended up looking quite different to how they started out. One industry where this has become a particular trend is that of social networks, where many of the services we Think you know about social networks? Think again...
"03.01.2017 20:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Active's fitness trends for 2017 Virgin Active has been innovating in the fitness industry since its doors opened in 1999 – and 2017 will be no different. To get us all ready for our new year healthkick, they've released a trends report to reveal how we'll be looking after ourselves over The fitness trends you need to know for 2017:
"03.01.2017 15:02:57" virgin.com Are New Year's resolutions an entrepreneur's worst enemy? The festivities are over and it's time to get back to business. There are always plenty of tips to get you motivated at the start of a new year and shake off the post-Christmas blues (and they're usually published on January 1st, when you're more likely Are New Year's resolutions an entrepreneur's worst enemy?
"02.01.2017 09:22:04" virgin.com First look: Virgin Holidays set to open new Gatwick V-Room Christmas has arrived early at Virgin Holidays, as the team unveils its brand new v-room lounge at Gatwick Airport, which is will be available to book for visits from January 25th... Whether you're off to the Caribbean on honeymoon or taking the kids away Photos: Inside the new Virgin Holidays V-Room...
"01.01.2017 17:31:00" virgin.com How Virgin Active created the coolest health club Virgin Active South Africa want to make their health clubs the coolest spaces on earth. When they designed Virgin Red in Braamfontein, they were keen to create a club that would appeal to the younger generation so they packed it full of technology and Watch: Virgin Active take us on a tour of the Braamfontein RED club...
"01.01.2017 10:24:00" virgin.com Happy New Year everybody Happy New Year everybody. Wishing you happiness and success in 2017. Richard Branson New Year's Eve 2017 photoquote Image from Virgin.com How are you celebrating this New Year's Eve? I'd like to hear about it in the comments below. More from Virgin “Happy New Year everybody. Wishing you happiness and success in 2017” Richard Branson
"31.12.2016 18:05:01" virgin.com How Virgin Money is supporting military veterans People who leave the armed forces can find it difficult to settle into a new civilian job. Happily, the transition is being made easier with the help of Vets@Virgin, a group of military veterans, now working for Virgin Money. Richard Garman recently Find out what Virgin Money UK is doing to support military veterans: https://virg.in/Zwy
"31.12.2016 10:05:01" virgin.com What Virgin Money's CEO learnt from business in 2016 Virgin Money have been busier than ever in 2016, launching new products and building partnerships with the likes of Manchester United. CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia shares her highlights from the year… Give_take_banner_1 What has been your favourite moment in What Virgin Money UK's CEO learnt from business in 2016: https://virg.in/Zw6
"30.12.2016 16:15:01" virgin.com Quiz: Entrepreneurship in 2016 - how much do you know about what happened this year? It's been another bumper years for entrepreneurs, with more businesses founded, industries disrupted and unicorns spotted than ever before... However a quick look at the stats behind the start-up boom unearths some rather curious facts, take our quiz to How many hours, on average, do American entrepreneurs work each week?
"30.12.2016 10:16:00" virgin.com The big red Richard Branson quiz of the year 2016 has been a packed year for Richard Branson. He's travelled around the world, celebrated with Virgin companies, met with some incredible people - and played a lot of tennis. Think you know what he's been up to? Take our quiz and find out... To keep up What has Richard Branson been up to this year? Find out in our quiz...
"29.12.2016 15:55:01" virgin.com Four of my favourite start-up stories from 2016 2016 has been rough. However on virgin.com we're lucky enough to have covered some uplifting stories from across the world, getting access to entrepreneurs at every stage of the journey. As such, there's been plenty of amazing moments from the last 12 Four start-up stories from 2016 that made us smile https://virg.in/Zic
"29.12.2016 09:05:01" virgin.com Make 2017 the year of the Watt Bike If you're like me, then one of your New Year's resolutions will be to get back on your bike in 2017. There's no better place to start the training while it's cold outside than in the gym, so here's the Virgin Active SA guide to mastering the Watt Bike... Is your New Year's resolution to get back on your bike? If so... https://virg.in/Ziq
"28.12.2016 19:00:02" virgin.com The big red Virgin quiz of the year The Virgin Group has packed a lot into 2016. We've launched new companies, announced new locations, and revealed new products. Take our quiz to see how much you know about what our Virgin companies have been up to this year... More from Virgin Comment Think you're a Virgin fan? Prove it in our quiz of the year...
"28.12.2016 09:08:44" Virgin Mobile USA We're revving up the #VirginFamilySecretSanta! Can you guess which Virgin company is our Secret Santa? Comment below and you could win a holiday-themed gift! Terms & conditions at https://www.virgin.com/secretsanta. The competition might be over, but you can still enjoy Virgin Mobile USA's #VirginFamilySecretSanta video!
"27.12.2016 15:46:01" virgin.com Five fascinating lessons from the Virgin Disruptors Podcast This year we've been lucky enough to be joined by disruptive and creative thinkers from so many different walks of life on the Virgin Disruptors Podcast, who have share some truly unique perspectives on life. Here are five of our favourite... Whether The complete series of bitesize disruption - Virgin Disruptors Podcast...
"27.12.2016 10:44:00" virgin.com Around the Virgin world in 2016 This year has been a busy one for the Virgin companies. All around the world we've been busy running events, launching new products, and announcing new locations. Take a look at the map below for a quick around the world tour of what's been going on in Take a tour around some of the highlights from the Virgin Group in 2016 with this interactive map...
"26.12.2016 16:05:00" virgin.com Six VOOM Podcast lessons in business from 2016 We've had some truly wonderful entrepreneurs appear on the VOOM Podcast this year, from Richard Branson grilling Tyra Banks on the future of the fashion industry, to Rory Sutherland and Tim Armoo facing off on the next generation of advertising... If Highlights - the best of the VOOM Podcast in 2016 https://virg.in/ZwL
"26.12.2016 08:51:34" virgin.com Virgin Hotels share holiday make-up tips from the vanity If you're struggling to get your New Year's Eve beauty look right, Virgin Hotels have got your back with the latest offerings in their Vanity at the Vanity series on YouTube. Teaming up with beauty bloggers Bri Hall and That Girl Shae, they've got all you Virgin Hotels have got some beauty tips from the vanity for your holiday looks: https://virg.in/ZwB
"25.12.2016 16:10:27" virg.in How can the 'gig economy' give back in 2017? Earlier this month the thinktank New Economics Foundation reported that since 2010, London's 'gig economy' has grown by a considerable 70 per cent. During this period workers in this sector have almost doubled, from around 38,000 to 65,000. At the heart Inside Deliveroo - what has 2016 taught those who run the business?
"24.12.2016 16:00:08" virgin.com How to survive Christmas as an entrepreneur Phone in one hand, mulled wine in the other. Sneaking a look at the emails as you open your presents. Taking a call while the turkey's being carved. It's a situation that many entrepreneurs will know well as they try to balance running their business with What are you tips for balancing business and family time over the festive period?
"24.12.2016 10:59:00" virgin.com Five tips for turning public failure into global success After a very public failure on Dragon's Den Shaun Pulfrey was determined to not let the experience define him. During his recent VOOM Podcast appearance the Tangle Teezer founder explained how instead he used it as a springboard for his quite phenomenal From Dragon's Den failure to phenomenal success - five tips from Shaun Pulfrey
"23.12.2016 17:11:14" Virgin Trains Meet 6 year old Alfie, a Virgin Trains fanatic and future Train Driver. Alfie is a bit of a super fan of ours so we decided to treat him to an early Christmas Present. The team at Liverpool Lime Street arranged for Alfie to take the hot seat and have a go A lovely story from Virgin Trains...
"23.12.2016 15:11:00" virgin.com Virgin Atlantic CEO shares his highlights of 2016 At the end of a year that has seen Virgin Atlantic launch new routes, move their entire headquarters, and create a brand new series of events, CEO Craig Kreeger reflects on his highs and lows from 2016... Give_take_banner_1 What has been your favourite Find out what the highlights of the year have been for our first airline...
"23.12.2016 11:09:01" virgin.com How Virgin Trains built a train out of presents Earlier this mornth, Virgin Trains surprised passengers at Birmingham New Street and London King's Cross with a life size train made out of presents. Take a look at the timelapse below to see how they managed it - and see some very surprised passengers 2,000 presents given away by the Virgin Trains present train...
"22.12.2016 14:12:04" virgin.com Virgin Trains give Durham students a free ride home Durham University students have been gifted a free First Class trip home in exchange for helping pack passengers' luggage on to Virgin Trains East Coast services so that they can leave on time. Thousands of students descend upon Durham station at the end Some lucky Durham students scored a free trip home thanks to Virgin Trains East Coast...
"21.12.2016 10:26:50" Virgin Atlantic Santa came early this year! Can you guess which of our #VirginFamily sent us this fab present? Head over to the Virgin Facebook page now and comment under the post and we'll send it on to one lucky winner who guesses correctly! #VirginFamilySecretSanta It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured below (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 16:52:07" Virgin Trains For the #VirginFamilySecretSanta, one of our cousins has sent us this present. If you can guess which Virgin Company sent it, you could be in with a chance of winning it! Just comment on Virgin's page to enter - https://goo.gl/XqjKBk It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured below (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 15:22:09" Virgin Limited Edition A mystery Secret Santa present has arrived under our Christmas tree! The only information we know is it has come from another Virgin company as part of the #VirginFamilySecretSanta. Can you guess who? Head over to the Virgin Facebook page now and submit It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured below (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 14:18:01" Virgin Unite It's Christmas, so the #VirginFamily are doing an inter-office Secret Santa!
Which Virgin company do you think we received these gifts from? Head over to Virgin's Facebook page to guess and the gifts could be yours!
T&C's apply It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured below (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 13:39:48" Virgin Start Up It's the #VirginFamily secret Santa today! Guess which Virgin company sent us this book - 'The Book of Joy' by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. Head over to Virgin's Facebook page to place your answer and you could win the book! (Once It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured below (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 12:39:43" Virgin Money UK The #VirginFamilySecretSanta is here.
See if you can guess which Virgin company sent us this Secret Santa present - think big! Head on over to the Virgin Facebook page to place your guess in the comments under the post and be in with a chance of winning It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured below (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 12:06:40" DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team It's Christmas, so the #VIrginFamily are doing an inter-office Secret Santa. Which Virgin company do you think these are from? head over to Virgin's page to guess and you could win them! It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift pictured (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
"20.12.2016 12:00:41" Virgin Balloon Flights Competition Time! Can you guess which Virgin company sent us this awesome prize in the Virgin Secret Santa? We'll send it to one lucky winner who guesses correctly! Head over to the Virgin Facebook page now and submit your answer underneath this post and It's the #VirginFamilySecretSanta and we're sharing our gifts with you! Comment below telling us which Virgin company received the gift (that bit's easy!) and which Virgin company sent it (that's a bit trickier!) to win the gift!
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"19.12.2016 16:55:04" virgin.com Jobs of the week - December 19th If a new job is top of your Christmas list, then read on for the hottest jobs going at Virgin this week... Copywriter, Virgin Atlantic, Crawley Do you love words? Are you master of your craft with a natural flair for writing in the Virgin Atlantic tone of If a new job is top of your Christmas list, check out the best opportunities at Virgin this week...
"18.12.2016 11:00:00" acast.com Beauty with Tangle Teezer, Ruuby and Skin & Tonic | VOOM Podcast on acast Nikki Bedi meets one of Dragons' Den's most successful failures – entrepreneur Shaun Pulfrey whose product Tangle Teezer was first laughed off as a 'hair brained idea'. Nearly a decade later his company is going from strength to strength, with a valuation Disrupting the beauty industry - Tangle Teezer and Ruuby reveal their secrets...
"17.12.2016 14:05:00" Richard Branson and Cassey Ho, aka Blogilates Animation: 3 in 1 starring Richard Branson and Blogilates... https://virg.in/Zou
"16.12.2016 12:30:01" virgin.com Innovation is a social process - which means collaboration is key When you think of "innovation", what comes to mind? A turtleneck-clad "creative" sketching impossibly elegant, otherworldly product designs? Maybe a Minority Report-like scene of a scientist solving complex equations and diagrams on some futuristic Fantastic read from Chase Jarvis on the future of innovation and how collaboration is key:
"15.12.2016 12:30:00" virgin.com Lessons in business from 2016 with Virgin Management's CEO This year has been a busy one for the Virgin Group, with Virgin Pulse making new acquisitions, Virgin Hotels breaking ground on new locations, and Virgin Atlantic celebrating 20 years flying to South Africa and launching new routes. But what have the team Virgin Management's CEO shares what he's learnt from business in 2016...
"14.12.2016 08:00:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - December 12th There's a role for everyone at Virgin, no matter where your skills lie. Take a look at this week's pick of the jobs to see where you might fit… Train Driver, Virgin Trains, Wolverhampton Are you a fully qualified train driver with an exemplary record? If There's two brilliant jobs going at Virgin Unite, check them out here...
"13.12.2016 18:00:00" virgin.com Virgin Active South Africa back the 'Spinach King' South African social entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana, otherwise known as the Spinach King, gets the backing of Virgin Active after Managing Director Ross Faragher-Thomas rises to Richard Branson's challenge... "Get out there and make a difference," is the The Spinach King gets the backing of Virgin Active SA...
"12.12.2016 12:34:58" virgin.com Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
"11.12.2016 17:35:01" virgin.com How much failure is just enough to trigger success? 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 and The world's best entrepreneurs - how many times did they fail before getting it right?
"10.12.2016 12:35:00" Cool jobs: General Manager at Virgin Active South Africa Meet Zanele, who has one of the coolest jobs at Virgin... https://virg.in/ZkL
"09.12.2016 17:05:00" 3 in 1: Sebastian Pole on magic 3 in 1: Official Pukka Herbs co-founder, Sebastian Pole, on magic and what really angers him https://virg.in/ZkF
"08.12.2016 13:45:01" virgin.com Quiz: How well do you know wellbeing? Think you've got the whole wellbeing trend sussed? Put your money where your mouth is and take our quiz... Want to know more about wellbeing? Check out our In Focus series that looks at how well you know your wellbeing. More from Virgin Comment How well do you know your wellbeing? Find out in our quiz...
"07.12.2016 12:30:01" virgin.com Virgin Trains share tips for travelling with pets this Christmas Thinking of flying with your pet this holiday season? New research from Virgin Trains suggests you might want to think again as the financial and emotional costs for owners and pets joining the big Christmas getaway are revealed. In Britain, nearly half Tips for travelling with pets this Christmas from Virgin Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast...
"06.12.2016 12:05:00" virgin.com Jobs of the week - December 5th Hoping Santa will bring you a new job this Christmas? Get a headstart on the man in red by checking out the hottest jobs at Virgin this week... General Manager, Virgin Hotels, San Francisco As the pre-opening General Manager at our new Virgin Hotels Check out the hottest jobs at Virgin this week, including roles with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Hotels...
"05.12.2016 18:30:01" virgin.com Play: The Big Snowball Fight Virgin Limited Edition release a rather addictive arcade style Christmas game - how may ducks can you help Father Christmas hit with snowballs? To test yourself and give Santa a helping hand head over to The Big Snowball Fight, on desktop, mobile or It's time to play the Big Snowball Fight! Play Virgin Limited Edition's Christmas game and be in with a chance of winning a dinner at Babylon...
"04.12.2016 12:00:00" virgin.com Richard Branson's secrets to success Some people might think that education is the best route to success, but Richard Branson thinks that there's more to it than that. In a recent blog post, the Virgin Group founder suggests that people learn in different ways and a formal education may not Richard Branson shares his secrets to success...
"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" 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...
"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
"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