Virgin Group

Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays and health & wellness. Across its companies, Virgin employs approximately 50,000 people, in 34 countries and global branded revenues in 2011 were around £13bn ($21bn). Virgin believes in making a difference. We stand for value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge. We strive to achieve this by empowering our employees to continually deliver an unbeatable customer experience. Virgin frequently creates partnerships with others and excels in combining skills, knowledge, and operational expertise from a range of industries to build exciting and successful companies. Virgin Group companies are part of one big family rather than a hierarchy. They are empowered to run their own affairs, yet the companies actively help one another, and solutions to problems are often sourced from within the Group. In a sense they form a commonwealth, with shared ideas, values, interest and goals. At our core we believe business must be a force for good and use its influence and resources to help find solutions to some of the world's major issues.
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
London, GB
Founded
1970
Size (employees)
15,876 (est)
Website
virgin.com
Virgin Group was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Virgin Group

Josh Bayliss

Josh Bayliss

CEO

Virgin Group Office Locations

Virgin Group has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
The Battleship Bldg 179 Harrow Rd

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Founding Date

1970

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Virgin Group News and Updates

Capsule raised $20 million from Thrive

 Capsule, a New York-based pharmacy delivery startup, has raised $20 million from Thrive Capital, founder Eric Kinariwala told TechCrunch editor Jordan Crook on stage today at Disrupt NY. The raise was first noted in the Wall Street Journal but Kinariwala came on stage today during our Founders Spot…

Billionaire Richard Branson reveals his 5 tips for making good business decisions

When it comes to running a successful company, Richard Branson is a seasoned pro. He started his first business aged just 17 and has been in the game for 50 years, making billions of pounds along the way. Currently, the Virgin Group owns over 200 companies in more than 30 c…

Elon Musk and U.S. tech giants tell Trump not to ditch the Paris Climate Agreement

Elon Musk and other titans of the U.S. tech sector are urging President Donald Trump not to pull the United States out of a landmark climate change accord. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO signed an open letter expressing "strong support" for keeping the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement. The letter, …

Richard Branson gives tens of thousands to Gina Miller's campaign to stop hard Brexit

LONDON — Richard Branson has reportedly donated tens of thousands of pounds to a campaign led by Gina Miller designed to unseat pro-Brexit MPs at the June general election. The multi-billionaire founder of Virgin Group gave £25,000 to the campaign and provided Miller with of…

I've got a gut feeling: Harnessing the power of intuition

Intuition. It’s that voice in the back of your head telling you that you should bring a raincoat or umbrella. It’s that sinking feeling you have in the pit of your stomach when feeling that you’ve been betrayed. It’s the instant connection that you have with your best friend. It’s that hunch tha…

Richard Branson's daily routine: Blogging and 20 cups of tea

Billionaire Richard Branson sticks to a daily routine. But his usual day doesn't sound much like anyone else's.  The Virgin Group founder outlined his usual routine in a blog post and, predictably, it's bonkers.  Get up at 5 a.m.  The perfect time to start the day if you're a billionaire living …
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