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Strive2Thrive interview: Annelise Hamilton

This week we are taking a look at the experiences of those who have attended one of the Virgin Money Strive2Thrive events. Annelise Hamilton attended a recent event when starting her job search to gain some valuable knowledge about kicking off her career. Annelise attended the event because she was in the midst of job hunting and knew that Strive2Thrive would help her make …

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Strive2Thrive interview: Dean Beaumont ex-military

This week we are taking a look at the experiences of those who have attended one of our Strive2Thrive events. Here we talk to Dean Beaumont who works for Virgin Money after many years in the military. He appreciates just how hard the transition can be adapting from military life back to civvy street. Gone are the routine drills and inspections, …

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Strive2Thrive 2016

Today sees our Strive2Thrive event begin in Newcastle; an event that supports our local communities through education and experience. At Virgin Money, our ambition is to build a better kind of bank, one which aims to make ‘Everybody Better Off’ or EBO as we say. It was out of this ambition that Strive2Thrive was born. Finding innovative and imaginative ways …

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Meet Virgin Money Foundation Grant Recipient Cornerstone

In December 2015 the Virgin Money Foundation, the independent charitable foundation launched by Virgin Money, announced that it had awarded its first round of individual grants to 25 charitable organisations across the North East region with a total of £1m being donated. Cornerstone is a small but growing initiative based in Willington County Durham. Cornerstone’s aim is to provide support to …

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A look inside Edbert’s House

In December 2015 the Virgin Money Foundation, the independent charitable foundation launched by Virgin Money, announced that it had awarded its first round of individual grants to 25 charitable organisations across the North East region with a total of £1m being donated. Edbert’s House is a recipient of the 2015 North East Fund; an exciting community project in Gateshead, working “to …

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We’re bringing our award-winning Lounges to Sheffield!

Sheffield Lounge Entrance

The new Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge opened it’s doors for the first time on Monday 11 July at 66 Fargate. Our Lounges are designed to be interesting, stimulating and comfortable places for customers to relax and communities to come together. Lounge membership is free for all Virgin Money customers and the Lounge facilities are available for use by local charities and community groups. Lounge visitors can choose to put their feet up and enjoy …

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The Sheffield Lounge Charity Super Bowl

Bowling at the Sheffield Lounge

To celebrate the opening of our Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge, we’re hosting a free Charity Super Bowl event over the weekend of 16 and 17 July, inside the Lounge, on our very own 10 pin bowling lanes. For every pin you knock down we’ll donate £1 to one of three local Sheffield charities. Over the weekend up to £20,000 could be raised. One of the unique features of our …

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Food Nation’s healthy eatery Harissa is here!

In December 2015 the Virgin Money Foundation, the independent charitable foundation launched by Virgin Money, announced that it had awarded its first round of individual grants to 25 charitable organisations across the North East region with a total of £1m being donated. One of the organisations who benefited from the North East fund 2015 is Food Nation who have set up …

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Work Experience at Virgin Money

We’ve been joined by Georgiana for the week who was doing her work experience at Virgin Money. Georgiana has been spending most of her time with IT Security but has joined us at the end of the week in the Social Media team. Here’s what she had to say about her time with the IT team. “I’ve spent the last 5 days doing …

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Volunteering days at Virgin Money

Out of the office and into the community

Here at Virgin Money, we encourage our people to help local communities through volunteering activities. It’s all part of our core ambition to make everyone better off. We wanted to take a look at some of the great volunteering work that has happened so far this year, with some lovely stories from the volunteers themselves. Changing Lives – Chris Grant A merry …

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