We are passionate about running our businesses as well as we can, which means treating our customers with respect, giving them good value and high quality and making the whole process as much fun as it can be. Virgin Group is a diversified grouping of more than privately held companies. Other Virgin businesses include beverage maker Virgin Cola, a record label, book and music publishing operations, hotels, an Internet service provider, movie theaters, a radio station, cosmetics and bridal retailing concepts, and a line of clothing. Holding this disparate group of companies together is the combination of Richard Branson and the Virgin brand name.
Virgin Group Ltd. Virgin Group's date of incorporation is listed as by Companies House , who class it as a holding company ; however Virgin's business and trading activities date back to the s. They considered themselves virgins in business. The original logo was a completely different design intended to be used for the record company that was founded by Richard Branson and Nik Powell. According to Richard Branson in interviews and on the Virgin website, the more recent signature logo was based on one that a designer scribbled on a napkin after a design meeting. The Virgin Group of companies have a complex structure that contains elements of a generic conglomerate and a keiretsu , and sometimes it simply licences its brand. In mid-May , the Virgin Group expressed its intention to seek out opportunities in Australia's healthcare industry to consolidate on the Group's Australian fitness centres.
Sustained criticism online and from human rights groups has had some effect on Vodafone Virgin tycoon Richard Branson A lift company has admitted breaching health and safety laws after a banker was crushed to death…Polish-born Katarzyna Woja… was killed as she stepped out of a lift at Broadgate Health Club in…London on 12 March ThyssenKrupp Elevator UK…
R ichard Branson is a one-man brand who loves to blend adventure with business. His drive to start new companies has usually been to challenge the status quo. And fortunately we sort of got away with it more often than we haven't.