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Our Sheffield Lounge celebrates Doc Fest with our Virgin Money Shorts Awards Ceremony

Sheffield Doc Fest Winners

On Monday evening the Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge hosted an awards ceremony for their “Virgin Money Shorts” competition finalists. Set up to celebrate our sponsorship of the Short Documentary Film Award at this years’ Sheffield Doc Fest our competition brief was that all films must be under 10 minutes long and fit with the theme of curiosity. The response was fantastic and …

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Virgin Money Short Film competition

The Sheffield Doc Fest

Back in March this year we launched a ‘Virgin Money Shorts’ competition to mark our sponsorship of this year’s Sheffield Doc Fest Short Documentary Film Award. We invited members of the public to have a go at creating their very own short film with the theme ‘Curiosity’. The winning entry will be awarded £1000 and two runners up will receive £500 each. The winners will be announced …

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition

On Monday, we attended the presentation for the the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster competition at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The Fringe Schools Poster competition was launched in 1980 and is one of the longest-running arts outreach projects in Scotland. The competition is open to all schoolchildren between primary 1 and senior 6 across Scotland and in the past 37 years, the …

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Out of the office and into the community

Out of the office and into the community

We caught up with Leanne who runs our Volunteering Programme, to hear what volunteering means to Virgin Money, and the benefits it brings… It goes without saying that our Volunteering Programme aligns completely with our commitment to making Everyone Better Off.   In my role I get to engage with local charities and community programmes to see where Virgin Money can …

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Fundrasing at the Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge

Fundrasing at the Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge

Earlier this year our Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge hosted a spectacular charity fundraising event. The evening saw the great and the good turn out to support Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind. SRSB were raising funds for a team of Virgin Money London Marathon runners who were given places in the race by the Lounge. Take …

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Inspiring Black Asian and Minority Ethnic role models at all levels

We are delighted to share the news that our colleague Ugo has been included in the Top 30 Future Ethnic Minority Business Leaders (EMpower) as presented by the Financial Times . EMpower is a professional membership organisation, helping corporate members drive greater BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) inclusion at all levels of their organisations. Founded this year, it provides powerful network connections, …

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Virgin Money support “This is me in the City” Campaign

Virgin Money support "This is me in the City" Campaign

This week, over 135 London City firms wore green ribbons in a drive to end the stigma of talking about mental health in the workplace. Banks, insurers, asset managers, law firms, mental health charities and professional services firms make up some of the companies coming together to show their people it is important to talk about mental health. Staff throughout the …

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Getting back to work with our ReCareer Programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of our “ReCareer” programme, a programme that will support, develop and inspire people who have taken a break from working for whatever reason, give them practical help and an opportunity to get into the career they want. What? The ReCareer Programme is a thirteen week  professional internship that is designed to provide a supported route …

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Mental Health matters at Virgin Money

Virgin Money is focused on the health and well being of all its employees and, in line with Heads Together, we have  started the conversation on mental health and are working to remove the stigma surrounding it. One in four people will experience a mental health condition in any given year.  That means that every family, every team within the business, …

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