Virgin Atlantic is one of the world’s most popular airlines, founded by Sir Richard Branson in 1984.

Virgin Unite is the non-profit Virgin foundation that aims to create opportunities for a better world through uniting people and entrepreneurial ideas globally.

Virgin Trains East Coast provides fast and reliable services on East Coast routes, connecting London with cities such as York and Glasgow.

Virgin Media provide telephone, broadband and television services throughout the UK. Virgin Media Business specialises in providing these services to small and medium enterprises.

Virgin Money is a financial services brand on a mission to disrupt the banking industry for the better. 

Virgin Experience Days is an experience day company launched in 2001 by Sir Richard Branson.

Virgin Trains West Coast services West Coast cities such as Liverpool and Glasgow, providing convenient, high-standard travel and helping connect London with the rest of the UK.

Other Supporters


Xero provides online accounting software that helps more than 130,000 subscribers stay on top of their finances – anytime, anywhere, on any device.

JCDecaux is one of the largest global outdoor advertising companies. It owns advertising space in rail stations, bus shelters, high streets, town centres, airports, shopping centres, the Eurostar, and many more places around the UK and worldwide.

Crowdfunder is the UK’s leading reward-based crowdfunding platform and has helped to raise £27m for British projects. The platform enables you to setup your crowdfunding projects, gather your crowd, and collect payments from your backers.

Capitalise believes every SME should have access to finance.  They empower businesses to find, compare and select the right lender.

SalesSeek is an integrated application that offers sales and marketing reporting in one place, streamlining processes so entrepreneurs can focus on growing their business

The Department for International Trade is responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring British businesses take advantage of the huge opportunities open to them. 

Minutedock provides web-based time-tracking and billing software. Designed to generate invoices straight into accounting systems such as Xero, it simplifies billing and the process of managing different projects or clients.

Innoveat is the UK’s leading travel and leisure food exhibition. Founder, Heerum Fleary, has supported Virgin StartUp on a number of campaigns and events, including playing a key role at our flagship Doing Business with Big Business event.