Profile subscribers click here for full profile. Virgin Group is a shared umbrella for a network of around 60 different businesses, offering a bewildering variety of services. Other companies are involved in areas such as telecoms Virgin Mobilefinancial services Virgin Moneyrail travel Virgin Trains and fitness Virgin Active.
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His company is known to handle more than businesses in major industries such as airlines, hotels, banks and cellphones. Here is a look back at his career so far. His father, Edward, worked as a lawyer and his mother, Eve, was a flight attendant.
Virgin Voyages, the cruise line company launched by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has released renderings of their new cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady, and they are pretty remarkable. The brand's design concept is "The Modern Romance of Sailing," and it features both interiors and exteriors imagined by a handful of the world's most successful design firms. The Scarlet Lady will be geared toward adults, as an year-old age requirement will be held in order to board.
Virgin Atlantic's high-profile 25th anniversary retro TV ad campaign, featuring crowds ogling its glitzy female cabin crew, has prompted complaints to the advertising watchdog that it is sexist and insulting to women. The second commercial, set to Frankie Goes to Hollywood classic Relax, features a glamorous red-suited cabin crew and pilot walking through a dreary airport for Virgin Atlantic's first flight in As the pilot and entourage walk through the airport crowds of people, mostly men, ogle the array of gorgeous hostesses.
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As the man who built his empire up from a modest mail-order record service, Sir Richard Branson is not known for walking away from challenging situations. The year-old billionaire entrepreneur struggled with dyslexia as a child and eventually left school at 16 to launch a magazine for young people. His multinational corporate empire started in a London commune as a business selling records through mail order in the early s before exploding into a behemoth that has included a record label, airlines, finance, a mobile phone network and train franchise.