I am afraid I do not share the love. Sir Richard Branson seems overly acquisitive and lacking in morality. As well as Virgin Trains, planes, phones etc, his Virgin business empire now runs social work and health services to the UK – services that should be beyond private profit. “Sir Richard Branson’s health firm, Virgin Care, won a £700million contract to run 200 types of NHS and social care services to more than 200,000 people,” according to the Mirror.
It is currently suing our beleaguered National Health Service after losing out on a contract.
To make matters worse, this is the same business empire that founded Virgin Games, recently sold for an undisclosed sum.
Gambling is an addiction and causes misery to many.
Branson’s empire personifies a lack of joined-up thinking and profit-before-people – it is part of the problem, not the solution.