Tag Archives: community

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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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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101 Objects to see in Edinburgh

101 Objects to see in Edinburgh

Alongside Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG), Marketing Edinburgh, Edinburgh World Heritage and 44 object owners, we are delighted support Edinburgh’s 101 Objects. Edinburgh’s 101 Objects is a new experience that will bring the city’s past to life through some of its most treasured objects and curiosities. Each item has been carefully chosen for both their personal intrigue and wider role …

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