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Tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr Yes at @virgin!

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I find it so fascinating seeing how @virgingalactic’s spaceships are built @TheSpaceshipCo excited to see the progress being made on building @virgingalactic’s fleet of spaceships:…’s so encouraging to see young people rising up and tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges is no longer one girl’s fight in Sweden. The future of our planet depends on these young people, acting on the…
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All You Need Is Love feels an appropriate song for my grandchildren – as I’m sure everyone lucky enough to be a gra… such a wonderful week striving with some brilliant people to support @bigchange_ (though no one told me my wets… I had to pick a favourite Beatles song it would have to be All You Need Is Love. What’s yours?…’t wait to read @PaulMcCartney’s new children’s book #HeyGrandude with my own grandkids. Hey Paul, mine call me… to see @VirginAtlantic teaming up with @Barbie to encourage more girls to consider a career in aviation…
Wonderful to see @VirginAustralia flying @ruokday? ambassadors around the country to tell their stories and spread… fun unveiling @VirginVoyages new uniforms in style with a party at the London Opera House with an incredible… @VirginVoyages @McAlpinTom Thanks for giving me the grand tour. I think my face says it all… @HollyBranson @sambranson @strivechallenge @bigchange_ Such a wonderful week. We missed you Holly!.@VirginVoyages teamed up with designer @GPugh_Studio to create uniforms that would make our crew feel really speci… reveal their uniforms - and just like the rest of the ship, they are nothing like what you would ex… new report shows that experience doesn’t necessarily translate into better employee performance employee. I could…
“I want my school to be run by Aboriginal people who are like me and understand me. I want the adults to stop locki…"Not only do we need to develop new ships but we have to change the global infrastructure that services ships." How…“To taxi down that huge runway and takeoff where WhiteKnightTwo has been taking off all those years was a great pri… by plans to allow oil and gas drilling in an area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that has been pr… shares some incredible stories from his latest book The Outlaw Ocean:
When it’s a long way down, you’ve just got to keep looking ahead. Reflecting on the final day of the 2019… Kasbah Tamadot is one of the most magical places in the world: @VirginLimitedEd’s a wrap for the 2019 @strivechallenge! It’s amazing to reflect on what both the Strive Challenge and…"Great brands don’t sell, they make people feel." Fascinating thoughts on being more mindful with branding:… million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to power. Africa has a lot of sunshine. Is increasing acces… fears and reaching new heights on the 2019 @strivechallenge: #WeStrive smart, creative idea can make a huge difference. @PLGreenChalleng has selected five finalists – each one workin…
Karen Walker is @VirginActiveSA’s Global Head of Design Projects and a high-performing duathlete. Great to see the… to see @VirginAtlantic introduce the greenest amenities kit in the sky – full of sustainable products and a l…“Schools are squashing curiosity instead of nurturing it, and we desperately need more curiosity in the world.”…
“Small acts when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world.” – Beautiful insight from my son, Sam, o… so far – some of my favourite moments from the 2019 @strivechallenge #WeStrive for speed: Excellent to learn more about @EnvisionVirgin’s graphic designer to read an average of eight people take their own life every day in Australia. @ruokday encourages all Aus… @VirginVoyages @GoBrightline @flytropic Thank you @VirginVoyages and to everyone who has supported or donated. #BahamasStrong @_becki_d @VirginAtlantic That’s brilliant. Love the inverted commas around ‘work’ too Becki. #VirginFamilyYou might notice a small change to our uniforms this week in support of @ruokday. This change is to remind us all t…
Retweeted by Richard Branson#ThursdayThoughts from my wonderful mother. Thanks for sharing @HollyBranson @EveBranson
It’s more than thread count that counts when it comes to a luxury travel experience. It’s the people, purpose, soul… to hear how @OneAcreFund are working with farmers to help shape solutions and build lasting pathways to p… Tamadot - our @VirginLimitedEd property in Morocco - was once again voted the best hotel in Northern Africa… to see @virginmedia improving its support for vulnerable customers #VirginFamily magic of Kasbah Tamadot @VirginLimitedEd
Today's report from @GCAdaptation & @UNEnvironment outlines a bold year of climate action and adaption.…
Retweeted by Richard Branson.@strivechallenge day one – it’s wonderful to hear everyone’s different ideas about how we can transform education…'s new partnership with @VoeGOLoficial will take you from London to Rio (and beyond) – exciting tim…, put my wetsuit on inside out. Off to a good start on the 2019 @strivechallenge one of the 2019 @strivechallenge - reflecting on what we can achieve when we all come together… are five of the world’s greenest start-ups according to @PLGreenChalleng @VirginUnite
Thanks to our partnership with @Barbie, we can now #SeeHerFly. We want to encourage more women to take to the skies…
Retweeted by Richard BransonIt’s been inspiring to see the indomitable spirit of people in the BVI in the two years since Hurricane Irma. So pr… the brilliant team at @Beco_UK have launched their #stealourstaff campaign. It’s time to drive disability in…
Retweeted by Richard BransonTwo years on from Hurricane Irma and there is a still work to be done in the BVI, but I’m so inspired by all the te…, Delta is scheduled to operate two Bahamian relief flights from Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Nassau (NAS). Flights…
Retweeted by Richard BransonThe power of youth: encouraging to see the next generations capable and willing to change the very fate of humanity…’s hard to believe two years have passed since Hurricane Irma. With so much lost, we knew the journey to recovery…
There are many brilliant business ideas ready to flourish with a little helping hand. Reflecting on @VirginStartUp’… in Switzerland and really forward to the first day of the @strivechallenge tomorrow nice to hear the stories behind the @BransonCentreCA entrepreneurs. Melanie is a start-up founder from Jamai…
Brightline President Patrick Goddard lending a hand with our Bahamas relief efforts. We’ve joined forces with…
Retweeted by Richard BransonA call-to-action for the Bahamas. Wonderful to see how the @RockyMtnInst is joining together with partners from the… top ten quotes on living life better to see the damage from Hurricane Dorian. @GoBrightline (soon to be Virgin Trains USA) is working with…
#HurricaneDorian is another sad reminder that man-made climate change is contributing to increasingly strong hurric… new research shows how space could become the new frontier in the battle against cancer… mum on why it’s never too late to make a difference #FridayFeeling marks two years since Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the British Virgin Islands hearts go out to all of those who have been impacted by #HurricaneDorian, and thanks to everyone who is support… day in the life of Tofu the dog #NeckerIsland #VirginFamily have long called for an opt-out system to be the default position for organ donation globally. I’m thrilled that…
.@VirginStartUp are already doubling the national average by financing and supporting 41 per cent women founders, a…’s one example of a thriving woman entrepreneur who the team supported already: Amarachi Uzowuru, whose Lucocoa… you for lending a hand at this critical time @CBenz31 Nicely put!It’s been great seeing such a positive reaction to @VirginStartUp’s pledge to fund an equal number of men and women… timelapse of the clouds above @VirginGalactic's Gateway to Space at Spaceport America, New Mexico…’s time to shape a future of work that serves humanity: #ReadbyRichardConcerning to hear the Home Office is failing to stand up for LGBT+ asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution for… few years ago at a Q&A @natclarkmusic asked me a question about facing her fears. I invited her to face hers and…
.@HollyBranson reflects on how @VirginStartUp is addressing the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs… an entrepreneur who has created thousands of jobs in the UK, I applaud the Tory MPs who have stood up to prevent… @natclarkmusic’s new record: beautiful music about family, facing fears, pursuing dreams and staying hopef… creative in later life: Thames was declared biologically dead in the 1950s. Wonderful to hear that it has gradually recovered and is no…
Seeing the youth of the world rising up and making a positive impact shows us what humanity is capable of. We all o… half the world’s population is under the age of 30 and it’s time we acknowledged their impact and potential… to see @HollyBranson and @sambranson inherited the adventure gene! #VirginFamily’s encouraging to see young people rising up and tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. Here are my tho… reasons why you should explore @virginhotels brand new #Dallas hotel #VirginFamily
@VirginAustralia So lovely. Happy belated Father’s Day to all of the Dad’s in Australia. @VirginAtlantic @VirginAustralia Love this. #VirginFamily @saurabh343 Thanks Saurabh. It’s important to focus on what you’re passionate about and look for any gaps that your… Eve flies past our Gateway to Space facility at Spaceport America on her way to conduct simulated spaceship lau…“Growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone; magic happens when you do it with others.” – I’ve been trai… the past six years, the @strivechallenge has raised over £4.5 million for @bigchange_ and the challengers have… ahead to the @strivechallenge next week art of delegation has its roots in accepting perfect isn’t always possible
Thinking of everyone in the Bahamas as another monster storm hits. Stay safe, be as high as you can above water lev… need to be willing to experiment and test new ways of working. Here are the companies in New Zealand & Australia…