A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

Virgin Group Ltd. is a British multinational branded venture capital conglomerate founded by entrepreneur Richard Branson and Nik Powell. Its core business areas are travel, entertainment and lifestyle, and it also manages ventures in financial services, transport, healthcare, food and drink, media and telecommunications; together, Virgin's businesses consist of more than 400 companies worldwide. [1]
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Dec 2011 - Feb 2012

July 2011

Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Virgin met with Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, to discuss Local TV and Broadband. [2]

May 2011

Dept. for Transport
  • Virgin met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss West Coast Main Line. [3]

March 2011

Dept. for Transport
  • Virgin Group met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, for introductory meeting. [4]

January 2011

Prime Minister's Office
  • Virgin met with David Cameron, Prime Minister, to discuss employment issues, along with 20 others. [5]

December 2010

Prime Minister's Office
  • Virgin met with Jeremy Heywood, Permanent Secretary, to discuss Lunch meeting – business issues. [6]

November 2010

Dept. for Transport
  • Virgin met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, for Airline and freight cargo meeting. [7]

July 2010

Dept. for Transport
  • Virgin met with Theresa Villiers, Minister of State for Transport, to discuss the West Coast Franchise Agreement. [8]

June 2010

Dept. for Transport
  • Virgin met with Theresa Villiers, Minister of State for Transport, to discuss aviation issues, along with 8 others. [8]
  • Virgin met with Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, to discuss aviation issues, along with 8 others. [8]

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