The history of Virgin in 114 seconds

I always prefer looking forward than looking back – but sometimes a quick spin down memory lane can be a lot of fun. With that in mind, we put together this animation. 

@ajaysnairtweets had challenged me to "show the world in a simple video how you started everything". Hopefully this video does the trick and is another #ChallengeRichard ticked off.


From our roots with Student magazine and Virgin Records, right up to the present day with Virgin Hotels and Virgin Galactic, this cartoon caper gives you the rundown on more than four decades of business in under two minutes.

We initially put this video together to celebrate the launch of Virgin Hotels, and it went down a storm with our guests. So I thought it was time to share my animated side with you all.

What’s more, it is an apt time to take a glance into the past, just as we move into the future with our new website. I’m looking forward to blogging every weekday and sharing my thoughts with your all on social media as we continue the Virgin journey.

What has been your favourite part of the Virgin journey? Let us know in the comments below. Here’s to another four decades and beyond!

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