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    1. October 3, 2012

      A train accident

      When Sir Richard Branson challenged the government’s decision to award Virgin Group’s UK rail franchise to a rival...

    2. August 27, 2012

      Labour intervenes in West Coast rail row

      The opposition Labour party has urged Justine Greening, transport secretary, not to sign off the contract to run the...

    1. July 11, 2012

      Virgin Galactic developing satellite launcher

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is developing a satellite launcher that would offer cut-price rates and help fund...

    2. June 19, 2012

      Fly me to the Moon – for £100m

      Britain could become the first country to fly a tourist around the moon, after an Isle of Man-based company announced...

    3. April 25, 2012

      Customer numbers rise at Virgin Media

      Customer numbers at Virgin Media climbed at their fastest rate in two years on the back of an advertising campaign with...

    4. March 16, 2012

      ‘Too few women’ at business gathering

      One of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs in the world has been attacked for featuring only a handful of women,...

    5. March 13, 2012

      The banker’s new clothes

      Sir Richard Branson is, I believe, a man of intelligence, charm and outstanding business acumen. But I am delighted...

    6. August 20, 2011

      CVC takes controlling stake in Virgin Active

      Private equity group CVC Capital Partners has taken a controlling stake in Virgin Active as the fitness chain makes its...

    7. August 9, 2011

      Virgin Atlantic avoids pilots’ strike

      Pilots at Virgin Atlantic Airways, the airline controlled by Sir Richard Branson, have voted to accept a pay deal,...

    8. May 31, 2011

      Who are the true entrepreneurs anyway?

      Are entrepreneurs really so different from other business people? As the musician is supposed to have said to the...

    9. May 31, 2011

      To succeed in business, be brave – and a little bit lucky

      Enterprising private companies are an essential part of any thriving modern economy. Today, with confidence still...

    10. January 17, 2011

      Airbus edges ahead of Boeing in orders

      Sir Richard Branson bites an apple reading ‘Airbus 10.000’ after he announced that Virgin America will buy 60 Airbus...

    11. December 2, 2010

      Rise of the corporate insurgents

      Although it sounds like an obscure joke from a cheap Christmas cracker, Usain Bolt, Che Guevara and Richard Branson...

    12. October 1, 2010

      Energiya to build first space hotel

      Energiya, the Russian rocket and space group, will build the world’s first commercial space station in a partnership...

    13. September 1, 2010

      Virgin Atlantic to launch £10m ad campaign

      Virgin Atlantic Airways is to nearly double its advertising spending this year on a global campaign due to start just...

    14. August 28, 2010

      Plans that just won’t play ball

      Designs: Brasilia proved not to be the utopia that its creators envisaged A painful situation has arisen at my tennis...

    15. June 4, 2010

      Ask the experts: Be clear what you stand for

      Rita Clifton, UK chairman of Interbrand, the branding consultancy:“If you are to have a sustainable business, you need...

    16. May 27, 2010

      The real lesson that sport holds for business leaders

      What can business learn from high-performance sport? Quite a lot, it would seem. Both activities in-volve individuals...

    17. April 22, 2010

      Cougar Air

      Richard Branson is launching a video service allowing entrepreneurs to pitch for funds to business folk flying on...

    18. March 27, 2010

      You can bet on a Camelot ruled by Canadian teachers

      CVC, the private equity firm that lost the bid for Camelot, made no secret of the Britishness of its attempt. It had...

    19. February 25, 2010

      Expert opinions

      Sir Richard Branson, Mo Ibrahim, Kumi Naidoo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sir Martin Sorrell, Donald Trump and Eike Batista...

    20. February 23, 2010

      The kids are alright but they need help

      Paul Volcker is 82. The former chairman of the Federal Reserve was asked last month by President Barack Obama, 48, to...

    21. February 5, 2010

      Entrepreneur sells himself – for real

      An ambitious young entrepreneur is attempting to personalise private equity investment with a £1m funding round for a...

    22. December 19, 2009

      True libertarian would return the cash

      From Mr Marc McDonald. Sir, In your profile of Burt Rutan, the engineer behind Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo...

    23. July 29, 2009

      Abu Dhabi company has stellar vision for Virgin Galactic stake

      An Abu Dhabi state-linked investment company is planning to buy a 32 per cent stake in Virgin Galactic, the commercial...

    24. July 28, 2009

      Abu Dhabi group backs Branson’s space tourism push

      An Abu Dhabi state-linked investment company is planning to buy a 32 per cent stake in Virgin Galactic, the commercial...

    25. July 22, 2009

      Branson to fund diseases unit for S Africa

      Sir Richard Branson, the founder and chairman of Virgin Group, is to help South Africa tackle HIV and Aids and other...

    26. May 27, 2009

      Virgin territory

      There are natural limits to Virgin Atlantic's gravity-defying numbers. Annual pre-tax profits may have nearly doubled...

    27. May 20, 2009

      Feel the zeitgeist

      The digerati at the Google Zeitgeist event hosted by Nikesh Arora at the Grove spa hotel in Hertfordshire drew...

    28. May 16, 2009

      Branson cuts Virgin Media stake

      Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group has reduced its stake in Virgin Media by more than a third after the expiry of a...

    29. May 6, 2009

      Poor children of the rich and successful

      Being the child of a wealthy entrepreneur must be something of a mixed blessing. Growing up in such a hothouse...

    30. April 29, 2009

      Beat the Beard

      It hardly seems possible that Richard Branson could beat the FT Alphaville's team for his corporate blogging efforts...

    31. April 18, 2009

      Showbiz Pete

      Those who can't get enough of departing BP chairman Peter Sutherland can book him for speaking engagements. He is...

    32. February 28, 2009

      TV choice

      Saturday's Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4 9.00pm) is a brisk, light-hearted but informative introduction...

    33. February 21, 2009

      It's a drag

      Dark mutterings among some of Virgin America's staff after Sir Richard Branson appeared in drag in a recent launch for...

    34. January 30, 2009

      Viral Virgin

      The paucity of British why-me blogs does not mean we British are completely failing to register our moans. An e-mail,...

    35. January 3, 2009

      Branson calls for low rates

      Leading entrepreneurs have called on the government to provide tax incentives and increased bank lending as part of a...

    36. December 5, 2008

      Virgin faces £100m hit as Zavvi needs help over Woolies collapse

      Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is the latest company to be caught up in the collapse of Woolworths and is looking...

    37. November 25, 2008

      Harare rebuked for failure to recognise crisis

      A group of senior inter-national statesmen yesterday lambasted the government of Zimbabwe for failing to recognise the...

    38. November 24, 2008

      ‘Elders’ lambast Zimbabwe leaders

      A group of senior international statesmen yesterday lambasted the government of Zimbabwe for failing do recognise the...

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