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The Virgin brand was born in when Richard Branson and his friend Nik Powell launched a mail order record business and chose the name Virgin, because they were entirely new to business. Equipped with a lot of courage, audacity and youthful self-belief, the mail order business evolved into Virgin Records with a record shop on Oxford Street in London.
The evolution continued when Richard and the team saw an opportunity to create a different recording experience for musical artists. They acquired a large, rundown manor house in Oxford and converted it into a recording studio which they called The Manor. They ed Mike Oldfield as their first artist and produced the one selling album, Tubular Bells.
Virgin Records went on to household names from The Sex Pistols to The Rolling Stones and became the biggest independent label in the world. After expanding across the music and media scene, Virgin made a big leap into aviation — convinced we could provide people with a better flying experience.
Virgin Atlantic launched in and Virgin went on to expand into sectors including travel and leisure; telecommunications and media; music and entertainment; financial services and health and wellness. There are now more than 40 Virgin companies operating in 35 countries and employing over 60, people.
Inwe founded the non-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.
In we founded Virgin StartUpa not-for-profit that provides business advice, access to funding, mentoring and a growing community, helping thousands of founders to change business for good. In we launched Virgin Redan app that rewards users for living a life more Virgin through access to exclusive offers and opportunities from Virgin and friends.
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We aspire to change business for good. Our timeline. Our story begins in when Richard launched Student magazine, aged Senior team. Our senior team has over 75 years collective investment and operational experience at Virgin.
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