Sir Richard Branson is the flamboyant entrepreneur behind the Virgin brand, which began with Virgin Records in The tycoon is the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, which employs nearly 70, people in 35 countries through its plus companies. Branson's companies include or have included airlines, wireless communications, radio stations, hotels, health clubs, financial services businesses, the nightclub Heaven, renewable technologies, a Formula One team and even a space tourism company.
The company has also completed its third phase of testing achieving historic test speeds of kilometers per hour. As the founder of Virgin Group, Branson brings an unparalleled proven track record in delivering technology breakthroughs and transformative experiences in air, rail, and space transportation. Branson joined the Virgin Hyperloop One board of directors in October after Virgin Group invested in the company and formed a global strategic partnership.
Sir Richard Branson yesterday severed his last remaining link with the high street, offloading his Virgin Megastore chain at a time when record shops are under unprecedented pressure from the internet and supermarkets. The sale of stores throughout the UK and Ireland to a management buyout group for an undisclosed sum marks a final retreat from the music industry after more than 35 years. After setting the company up as a mail order business inSir Richard opened the first Megastore in Oxford Street, London, the following year and founded the Virgin record label inselling millions of vinyl copies of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
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It's four decades since Richard Branson set up the mail-order business that became a hippie haven, a punk paradise, and then a big-money label. Pierre Perrone tracks the story. It was nearly called Slipped Disc until Tessa Watts, a member of the team Richard Branson had assembled around him at Student magazine, pointed out they were all "complete virgins at business.
Born on July 18,in Surrey, England, Richard Branson struggled in school and dropped out at age 16—a decision that ultimately led to the creation of Virgin Records. Branson is also known for his adventurous spirit and sporting achievements, including crossing oceans in a hot air balloon. His father, Edward James Branson, worked as a barrister.
Virgin Group Ltd. Virgin Group's date of incorporation is listed as by Companies Housewho class it as a holding company ; however Virgin's business and trading activities date back to the s. They considered themselves virgins in business.
One of the playful little touches that really make people smile when they fly with Virgin Atlantic is seeing the unique designs and names on the sides of the planes. I'm often asked how certain planes are named, and many people have noticed the musical links within some of them. This all goes back to Virgin's roots as a record label - when we launched Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Records was the biggest independent music label in the world. So we love to honour that legacy by playfully nodding to some of our favourite bands and songs.
Virgin Megastores is an international entertainment retailing chain, founded in early by Sir Richard Branson as a record shop on London 's Oxford Street. Bycurrent operations are exclusively in the Middle East and in North Africa, consisting of approximately 40 stores. Richard Branson and Nik Powell had initially run a small record shop called Virgin Records and Tapes on Notting Hill GateLondonspecialising particularly in " krautrock " imports, and offering bean bags and free vegetarian food for the benefit of customers listening to the music on offer.
Virgin Records Ltd. The US operations have also taken on the name Virgin Records. Branson and Powell had initially run a small record shop called Virgin Records and Tapes on Notting Hill GateLondon, specializing in " krautrock " imports, and offering bean bags and free vegetarian food for the benefit of customers listening to the music on offer. After making the shop into a success, they turned their business into a fully fledged record label.