Ainslie rescued by Branson

2015-01-14 11:02

Four-time Olympic champion, Sir Ben Ainslie, revealed he and his new wife were rescued by entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Virgin Money valued at £1.2bn

2014-11-13 14:20

The market value of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money banking business is estimated at £1.2bn as its shares have been listed in London.

Virgin Money revives plans for London listing

2014-11-04 16:55

Richard Branson's Virgin Money bank has revived plans to list on the London stock exchange, one month after halting the move owing to market turbulence.

Branson denies ignoring safety warnings

2014-11-03 18:50

Billionaire Richard Branson has rejected media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test.

Branson vows to find cause of spaceship crash

2014-11-02 09:45

Entrepreneur Richard Branson has vowed to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash, but says the dream of commercial space flight lives on.

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes

2014-10-31 21:07

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has crashed during a test flight.

Being a dragon changed my life

2014-08-12 09:22

Dragons’ Den SA might have changed the lives of some talented entrepreneurs, but Vusi Thembekwayo says his life has changed too.

Virgin America files for US IPO

2014-07-28 14:00

Virgin America, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson has filed for an initial public offering of shares.

Virgin Atlantic narrows 2013 annual loss

2014-04-24 13:00

Privately-owned British airline Virgin Atlantic says its annual loss narrowed by 50% in 2013, on track to return to profitability by the end of this year.

Richard Branson eyes move into cruise ships

2014-03-26 16:10

British multi-billionaire and founder of the Virgin group, Richard Branson, is looking to move into cruise shipping, he told the German business daily Handelsblatt.

Virgin Atlantic needs new runway

2014-03-24 17:46

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson has stepped up the campaign for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

Kate Moss to celebrate 40th birthday on Richard Brandson's island

2014-01-13 17:00

Kate Moss will celebrate her 40th birthday with a luxury break at Richard Branson's Necker Island, and it is said the star will balance a "relaxing holiday" with a "wild" bash.

Virgin to take on Formula E

2013-12-06 07:26

Richard Branson's Virgin Group will enter the new Formula E electric racing series in 2014.

Gulf carriers eye Australia as competition grows

2013-11-22 11:25

The bad-tempered battle between Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways over Australia's skies is a proxy for increasingly tough regional competition.

NBC will televise Richard Branson's first space flight

2013-11-09 14:00

NBC has announced it has signed a deal with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to televise the company's first commercial space flight.

One Direction to jam like rock stars at Richard Branson's New Year's party

2013-10-29 17:45

One Direction have been booked to perform at Richard Branson's New Year's Eve party on his Necker Island home in the Caribbean.

Corporate suicide highlights stress

2013-08-28 19:30

The suicide of two top executives in Switzerland has prompted calls for greater support for boardroom high-fliers.

Vivienne Westwood colab with Virgin

2013-07-16 21:19

Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic has unveiled their new uniforms, designed by famous designer Vivienne Westwood.

Mandela's birthday plans on track

2013-06-19 22:34

Ex-president Nelson Mandela's foundation has vowed to press ahead with upcoming 95th birthday celebrations, as he spends a 12th day in hospital.

£1m for space trip with Leonardo DiCaprio

2013-05-24 13:45

A seat beside Leonardo DiCaprio on Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight has sold for almost £1m at amfAR's annual gala and auction at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Branson loses bet, wears skirt

2013-05-12 14:25

British billionaire Richard Branson has strutted his stuff as an AirAsia flight attendant - complete with fishnet stockings and figure-hugging red pencil skirt.

Virgin Galactic spaceship flies

2013-04-29 22:25

Virgin Galactic's spaceship has made its first powered flight, going supersonic in a test over California.

Virgin gives you wheels

2013-02-21 12:50

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson will tick this year's Argus Cycle Tour off his bucket list.

Kate Winslet's intergalactic wedding gift

2012-12-29 16:00

Kate Winslet and her new husband Ned RocknRoll will celebrate their marriage by going into space, courtesy of Ned's billionaire uncle, Sir Richard Branson.


Virgin America soars in debut

2014-11-14 19:30

Shares of Virgin America, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, has soared as much as 28% in their market debut.

Virgin Galactic eyes resuming test flights

2014-11-08 17:59

Richard Branson owned company could resume test flights with a new spaceship within six months, just a week after the fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo.

Virgin boss hits out after safety warning claim

2014-11-03 19:13

Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson has hit out against hurtful critics and self-proclaimed experts after a rocket scientist said that the company had ignored safety warnings.

Crash won't halt space tourism

2014-11-02 12:00

The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.

Branson shocked by crash

2014-11-01 08:04

The crash by Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft on a test flight in California has raised questions about its future.

UK's Virgin Atlantic scraps short-haul service

2014-10-06 16:00

Britain's Virgin Atlantic says its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched.

Vusi Thembekwayo: Being a dragon changed my life

2014-08-12 06:05

Dragons’ Den SA might have changed the lives of some talented entrepreneurs during the last seven days of filming, but one Dragon says his life has changed too.

Richard Branson to build supersonic planes

2014-05-08 13:59

Sir Richard Branson is planning to create supersonic planes, that will be able to transport passengers from New York to Tokyo within one hour.

Branson buys luxury Franschhoek estate

2014-04-14 15:48

Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a luxury estate in Franschhoek.

Richard Branson eyes cruise ships

2014-03-26 14:30

Multi-billionaire Richard Branson is looking to move into the cruise shipping business with Virgin in the next few years.

New partnership set to help entrepreneurs

2014-03-10 16:51

A new partnership between Nedbank and the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship will enable budding entrepreneurs to participate in entrepreneurial development.

Virgin Atlantic pulls out of Australia

2014-02-05 12:17

British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic is axing Sydney to Hong Kong services due to increasing costs.

Uganda president 'won't rush' anti-gay law

2014-01-02 16:10

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni will not rush to approve a controversial anti-gay draft law, widely criticised internationally but backed by local leaders, his spokesperson says.

Branson: Don't prop up Qantas

2013-12-04 12:46

British Billionaire Richard Branson has waded into a dispute over the future of Australian carrier Qantas, urging the government not to 'prop up the weak'.

Showcasing innovative ideas

2013-11-19 15:09

A group of young entrepreneurs presented their idea to save the rhino to an international audience.

Showcasing innovative ideas

2013-11-03 13:25

A group of young entrepreneurs presented their idea to save the rhino to an international audience in Canada.

Branson tells of biggest mistake

2013-10-06 10:56

Sir Richard Branson has told delegates at the One Young World summit that if a person doesn't make mistakes, one will never achieve anything.


67 minutes for Mandela Day

2013-07-18 10:14

Leaders and influential figures like the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson have pledged the world to give 67 minutes of their time for Nelson Mandela Day. Watch.

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Virgin Money back in profit on takeover

2013-06-27 09:20

UK financial group Virgin Money has posted strong profit growth stemming from its takeover of nationalised lender Northern Rock, and forecasts an annual profit.

Justin Bieber will blast into space

2013-06-09 11:22

Justin Bieber has been confirmed as a passenger on the upcoming Virgin Galactic space flights by Sir Richard Branson - who set up the project.

Space tourism won't hurt environment

2013-05-13 12:15

Richard Branson said that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.

Branson and his 'A-team'

2013-03-07 10:19

A group of SA celebs will be riding the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in the company of Virgin founder, Sir Richard Branson.

Miracle of SA liberation comes to small screen

2013-02-08 16:25

DStv will, for the first time on TV anywhere in the world, premiere the new documentary special Miracle Rising: South Africa, a stirring and emotionally resonant account of South Africa's road to the 1994 democratic elections.

Branson plans to keep Virgin Atlantic

2012-12-10 19:45

Richard Branson said he planned to keep control of Virgin Atlantic and IAG boss Willie Walsh was misguided for saying the brand would be ditched.

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