Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Kt (born 18 July 1950) is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.

At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

Read all about Suzanne Bergfeldt, Vantage POB trainer extraordinaire. What an interesting journey from a ZX Spectrum via hairdressing and Microsoft to setting up her own training business as the specialists in Vantage POB Consultancy and Training.

A theme is developing in our Nutshells - early interest in some sort of technology, diversifying into all sorts of interests and careers, and culminating in either working fully in IT or setting up a business.

Suzanne Bergfeldt - Vantage POB trainer extraordinaire!