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Celebrating Black History Month at Virgin Money

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This October, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the U.K – which recognises and celebrates the contribution made to our society over many years by the African and Caribbean communities. This is a great opportunity for all of us to learn more about the history and heritage of our communities here in Britain, as well as the …

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LifeSavers – Financial Education for Primary Schools

Life Savers

LifeSavers is a primary school education programme which is funded by both Virgin Money and the government. It introduces young people to money and helps them develop good money habits around managements and savings. The programme is run by the Just Finance Foundation – a charitable body of the Church of England – who work in partnership with Young Enterprise. Accompanied …

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Our Lounges and Stores are supporting Autism Hour

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Virgin Money has teamed up with leading autism charity, the National Autistic Society, to help launch the UK’s first week-long event, launching 2 October, where shops and services take 60 minutes to provide autistic people with a break from the usual overload of ‘too much information’. We will be taking simple steps to make Stores and Lounges more autism friendly …

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Helping to deliver financial Inclusion

At Virgin Money we are always looking for ways to bring our company ethos, making “Everyone Better Off” or “EBO” , to life and are proud to share some of the work we have been doing around financial inclusion. We have been working with like-minded organisations who support affordable credit, including the Carnegie Trust and their Affordable Credit Action Group. The Carnegie Trust aims …

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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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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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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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