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Happy 30th birthday Virgin Holidays

We celebrate highlights since 1985 – how much do you remember? Back in 1985 it was the latest bold Virgin start-up, launched with a passionate ambition to provide a new range of competitively priced holidays to exciting locations. Virgin Holidays started with just three destinations – New York, Miami and Orlando (all using Virgin Atlantic routes from the UK, the …

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Sir Richard’s top tips for success

He shares his experiences from life and business With over forty years’ experience in starting new businesses and shaking up whole industries, Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurial skills are renowned. His approach to achieving isn’t restricted solely to business – it can be applied to life in general too. Here, he shares his tips for success. Many of these quotes are …

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Guide to the Roof Gardens: We take a peek around Sir Richard’s Unique Venue

The Roof Gardens

One hundred feet above the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street in London, the spectacular Roof Gardens are home to three themed gardens including fully grown oak trees, a running stream and four resident flamingos. They have been part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s portfolio of unique retreats, since the early 1980s – but they date all …

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Life in a Lounge

Life in our latest Lounge

Following the 2011 launch of our innovative Lounges – spaces where customers can come together and relax over a complimentary coffee – we recently added another ground-breaking concept to high street banking: a Lounge with banking facilities, where customers can pop in to sort out financial matters at the same time. We spoke to Paul Adamson (pictured above fourth from …

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Flying with Virgin Trains

Flying with Virgin Trains

Making rail journeys faster, greener and more enjoyable Virgin Trains started with a mission to make British rail journeys faster, greener and more enjoyable. Sixteen years on, they’re one of the most experienced rail operators in Britain, with a fleet of 76 modern tilting trains offering a high speed, high frequency service between the UK’s biggest cities, including London, Birmingham, …

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Inside Sir Richard’s private game reserve

Ulusaba

Including his luxurious safari lodge Sir Richard owns Ulusaba, which is set in the private Sabi Sand reserve bordering South Africa’s Kruger National Park. When not being used by family or friends (it was recently the setting for his son Sam’s marriage), it’s rented out to paying guests as part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio. Translating as ‘place of …

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