Virgin has been the title sponsor of the Fast Track 100 league table since it was first published in 1997.
Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel & transportation, financial services, leisure & entertainment and health & wellness.
Virgin Unite is the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group. They unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.
Virgin Unite works in three ways:
- Shining a spotlight on unacceptable issues raising awareness and kick-starting action – such as campaigning for drug and prison reform and an end to poaching
- Incubating disruptive collaborations, such as The Elders, Carbon War Room and The B Team, bringing together the best people and organisations to change business for good, protect the planet and create better global governance
- Empowering entrepreneurs to change business for good by helping them get access to the skills, support and capital they need to succeed
In all that they do, they are uniting a powerful global community who share our belief that entrepreneurial ideas, together with the right people, can create change around the world.
Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group so 100% of donations received go directly to the frontline where they are needed most. To learn more, visit www.virginunite.com or see our Virgin Unite section for further information.
Sir Richard Branson says innovation is a strong and constant pulse in UK business – a pulse that Fast Track 100 has been monitoring for the past two decades.
(from the 2016 Fast Track 100 supplement)