Catching some rays at the Edinburgh Fringe

In its 70th year, Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe is bursting at the seams with over 3,000 shows setting out to delight audiences throughout the month of August. To house these 3,000 plus shows, the city builds, transforms, unlocks and dusts off some pretty amazing venues to ensure audiences have that unique experience that only The Fringe can deliver. If you fancy …

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2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Facts

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The Edinburgh Fringe is bursting at the seams this year. Looking at the figures below, you could be quite busy in August. “Stats Entertainment” Total number of Fringe Shows : 3,398 Number of venues: 300 Expected performances: 53,232 Countries represented: 62 International countries: 58 Number of free shows: 686 Pay what you want shows: 215 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Premiers: 1,683 As …

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Ten Tips for the Edinburgh Fringe

Fringe Performer

Since 2011, Virgin Money have been delighted to partner the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe by sponsoring the Fringe on the High Street and the Half Price Hut. As well as painting the town red, we felt this partnership mirrored our ethos of doing things a bit differently. We’ve been taking in everything the Fringe has to offer and here are our …

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Making £5 Grow in Alnwick Gardens

This month Amberley Primary, NCEA Josephine Butler Primary and St Aloysius Primary Federation set up their Make £5 Grow stalls in the beautiful surroundings of Alnwick Gardens. Divided into 13 teams the schools sold hand drawn pictures of Alnwick Castle (which sold out), bird feeders, dog treats, bug houses, plants (which were grown in school), doughnuts, dream-catchers and hand decorated plant …

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Mental Health in the Workplace Conference

Mental Health Conf

We recently hosted a Mental Health in the Workplace Conference at our Gosforth Office which we ran in partnership with Business In The Community. The event, which was attended by more than 80 delegates from businesses across the North East, saw representatives from Virgin Trains, Greggs, Sage, Ward Hadaway, NHS, Fire Service, Newcastle Airport and Balfour Beatty come together to address the …

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Delivering Diversity

Matt Elliott

We are proud to have contributed to and be part of the Delivering Diversity Report  which was launched yesterday at the Houses of Parliament. Published jointly by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). The report finds that businesses need to apply the lessons from recent progress on gender diversity, including setting targets and publishing progression …

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Getting work experience at Virgin Money

Work experience students

In line with our company ethos, making Everyone Better Off, we are always looking for ways to contribute to our local community so were delighted to take part in two different Work Experience opportunities. Recently Junjie, a student of the Royal Blind School, took part in work experience placements to gain an insight into the working world. Keen to pursue a …

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Music, Comedy and Pride in our Haymarket Lounge

Jordan Gray Haymarket Lounge

Our Lounges  love to throw a party, so to celebrate the start of Pride season, the Virgin Money London Haymarket Lounge hosted an evening of music and comedy with star of The Voice, Jordan Gray, with proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust. Jordan shot to fame on The Voice last year when she joined team Paloma on the BBC talent show …

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Veterans at Virgin Money

Nick Calder Vets at Virgin

In November 2015, a group of 12 ex-forces Virgin Money colleagues began getting together once a month to offer mutual support to one another in the transition from the Armed Forces into Virgin Money. This small network wanted to do something practical and positive to support others who may be on a similar journey, leading to the now named ‘Veterans …

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