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    1. October 17, 2014

      Virgin Money pulls out of London listing

      Virgin Money has pulled out of listing on the stock market this month, days after another “challenger” bank Aldermore...

    2. October 9, 2014

      LGBT ally Branson leads OUTstanding Allies rankings

      1 Richard Branson Virgin Group Founder & chief executive “I was brought up by my parents always to stand up for what I think...

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    1. October 7, 2014

      Naked Wines boss has the angels on his side

      “The world was a crazy place. Lehman’s had just gone bust, it looked as though the world was about to end and it was...

    2. October 2, 2014

      When lender is Wonga no longer, moral ambiguity will relocate

      Andy Haste, group chairman and chief disinfectant of Wonga, has dumped the geriatric puppets that advertised the payday...

    3. September 28, 2014

      When an employer takes a chance on youth

      Harris Aslam, an 18-year-old, recently announced that he may throw his hat into the ring to succeed Neil Turton as chief...

    4. September 28, 2014

      Branson’s big holiday offer – give us a break

      Imagine working for an employer who treated you like a grown-up and let you take as much holiday as you liked. Wouldn’t that...

    5. September 26, 2014

      Better late than never for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

      Shortly after Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve 1968, Pan American Airways announced plans for commercial...

    6. September 25, 2014

      Richard Branson tells staff: take as much holiday as you like

      Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, has told 170 staff working for its head office that they can...

    7. September 17, 2014

      Scotland, guns, politics and the companies that do not speak up

      There is a strong case for companies to stay out of politics. First, their top executives are not, in my experience,...

    8. September 12, 2014

      Virgin Money boosts board amid IPO preparation

      Virgin Money has bolstered its board and posted a surge in first-half growth as it prepares to become the latest UK...

    9. September 3, 2014

      Virgin Atlantic to bolster US routes in attempt to return to profit

      Virgin Atlantic is to increase flying on its core transatlantic routes, as Sir Richard Branson’s airline seeks to mount a...

    10. August 27, 2014

      Spaceports are unlikely to get off the ground

      Almost every serious-minded scientist I meet argues that for humanity to survive, we need to conquer space, ultimately to...

    11. July 18, 2014

      Investing in wine? A mug’s game, says Rowan Gormley, Naked Wines

      Rowan Gormley, 51, launched Naked Wines, the crowdfunded online wine retailer, in December 2008. The company is based in...

    12. June 19, 2014

      Virgin steams ahead in UK rail franchising shake-up

      When Sir Richard Branson heard in a late night telephone call that he had won his challenge against a botched competition to...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      June 10, 2014

      Bournemouth Branzilla

      David Parry/PA A 25ft-high sea creature resembling Richard Branson emerges from the sea on Bournemouth beach in Dorset...

    14. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    15. June 3, 2014

      Should business people go to university?

      Afriend and her 17-year-old daughter asked me for advice recently. The daughter wants to run a business, and isn’t sure if...

    16. May 13, 2014

      Formula E charged up to roar off the grid

      Motorsport’s electric car championship has completed funding for its first season by securing investor backing from US tech...

    17. May 13, 2014

      BitPay secures $30m in fundraising drive

      BitPay, whose software is used by Virgin Galactic to let people pay for space flights with Bitcoins, has become the world’s...

    18. April 20, 2014

      MusicQubed phases in US growth

      MusicQubed, a British start-up backed by Sir Richard Branson and Universal Music, has appointed financial advisers to help...

    19. March 23, 2014

      In defence of sycophantic wage slaves

      If you are reading this, the chances are that you are a sycophant, an arse-kisser and a phoney. The majority of FT readers...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Richard Branson is the mirror image of a Russian oligarch… - Corporate versus Co-operative: a...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2014

      Stratospheric property (seriously)

      Late last year we speculated that if anything was going to disrupt the London property bull market it was going to be a...

    22. February 11, 2014

      Branson closes in on Virgin America IPO

      Virgin America, the US carrier launched by billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is closing in on an initial public...

    23. February 10, 2014

      Bristol Spaceplanes joins tourism race

      Bristol Spaceplanes, a small UK company, has entered the galactic race by trying to develop a spaceplane aimed at making...

    24. February 5, 2014

      ‘Branson:Behind the Mask’ by Tom Bower

      Branson: Behind the Mask by Tom Bower, Faber & Faber, £20 Few entrepreneurs have grasped as clearly as Sir Richard Branson...

    25. The World

      January 24, 2014

      Davos press: What to read this morning

      By Lindsay Whipp Some solid newsworthy talk at the world’s most-expensive talkfest hit our screens yesterday. Not even a...

    26. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Davos view: The power of women

      Just sometimes, you encounter somebody or something that shatters your preconceptions of Davos. I attended a private dinner...

    27. January 20, 2014

      Bosses in drag can set a good tone at the top

      In the dreary annals of presentations about corporate values, ABN Amro chairman Gerrit Zalm’s recent performance for the...

    28. December 8, 2013

      Views my own: five Twitter bio clichés to avoid

      Boris Johnson says nothing at all. Warren Buffett gives his job title. Sir Richard Branson declares himself to be a...

    29. October 30, 2013

      Entrepreneurs given a business plan

      When asked about their career ambitions, one in four UK secondary school pupils say they want to run their own company....

    30. October 28, 2013

      A wobbly ‘march of the makers’

      Can a country reshape its economy by political will? Joseph Stalin dragged the Soviet Union from the agrarian to the...

    31. October 13, 2013

      Sir Richard Branson denies that he ‘left Britain for tax reasons’

      Sir Richard Branson has had to defend his tax arrangements after a spotlight was cast on the billionaire’s decision to move...

    32. September 18, 2013

      IoD chief to call for wide reform of EU powers

      The EU has lost its way and needs “fundamental reform”, but there is little appetite among businesses for withdrawal, the...

    33. August 18, 2013

      Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

      The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

    34. August 2, 2013

      Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and more on perfect summers

      Mira Nair, film-maker How are you spending the summer? I’m spending the summer at our home in Kampala, weaning myself off my...

    35. July 23, 2013

      A balancing act in corporate citizenship

      Do companies need a set of values? Is the objective of making a profit a necessary but insufficient condition for those in...

    36. June 28, 2013

      Camping with Branson

      For all the animals I see in Kenya – the great herds of zebra and the dainty Thomson’s gazelle, mangy hyenas, all but one of...

    37. June 24, 2013

      When the hard sell comes from the head

      Caught in a traffic jam on his way to a gala in New Jersey this month, Sir Richard Branson bought drinks at a local shop and...

    38. June 11, 2013

      Leadership: Art of delegation provides key to success

      Entrepreneurship is often presented as the achievement of individuals, defying the odds and proving that their idea or way...

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