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Virgin Disruptors: Your chance to win a seat

Virgin Disruptors: Your chance to win a seat

Ever wondered how people who create change do it? Virgin Disruptors brings together Richard Branson and other innovative thinkers and doers in London to talk about how they create change. At this event you’ll hear tips and tricks from Richard and other leaders from Google, Atlassian, Blockchain, Red Bull, Virgin plus many more and we have one ticket to give away! All you need to do is …

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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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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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“Why I love flying a hot air balloon”

Virgin Ballooning

Exclusive interview with a Virgin Balloon Flights pilot As Virgin Balloon Flights, the world’s largest balloon rides business, celebrates its 20th birthday, we chat to Norfolk-based pilot Robert Keron about the highlights of being a hot air balloon pilot. Being a hot air balloon pilot sounds like a dream job – how did you become one? In 1990 I was involved …

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Thirty years of glamour at Virgin Atlantic

Thirty Years of Virgin Atlantic

Vivienne Westwood has designed the latest uniform “When we started flying thirty years ago we wanted to bring the glamour back,” says Sir Richard Branson. “Part of that glamour is making your crews feel good. It’s important to make sure that every single thing they’re wearing, they feel good about.” With the Virgin Atlantic signature red uniforms having become a …

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Fun at the Fringe

fun at the fringe - support the worlds biggest arts festival

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs until 27 August this year. Performers from all over the world will descend on the Scottish capital for the world’s largest and arguably greatest arts festival. “the Fringe is like nothing else you’ll ever experience” With thousands upon thousands of shows including theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, spoken word, opera, dance and physical theatre, the Fringe …

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“Making business a force for good”

Making business a force for good

“Entrepreneurs need to change their way of thinking and make their businesses ‘a force for good’, not just a force to make money. If they think like that and empower all their staff to think like that, they can make a massive difference,” says Sir Richard Branson. It was with this in mind that he set up the Branson Centre …

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A wine buyer’s guide to BBQ drinking

A wine buyer’s guide to BBQ drinking

Virgin Wines’ expert tips on matching food with wine Virgin Wines buyer Dave Roberts shows how to keep the price down but crank up enjoyment levels with great wines to complement a summer barbeque. I’m Dave Roberts, one of the buyers at Virgin Wines. It’s my job to make sure people are getting the very best value from wines crafted …

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