Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sir Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver Team Up For The Screw Business As Usual Summit

Sir Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver
Sir Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver
Sir Richard Branson and Jamie Oliver team up at a fundraising Summit at Jamie’s Fifteen London restaurant where Sir Richard announced the winner of his Virgin Unite global ‘Screw Business As Usual’ competition.

Sir Richard and Jamie invited guests to attend the Screw Business As Usual Summit to raise awareness for their foundations, Virgin Unite and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. All the money raised from ticket sales will go directly back into the continued support of the charities. Virgin Unite is helping to create jobs and opportunities around the world and is also challenging social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way.

The event also featured the announcement of Sir Richard’s global Screw Business As Usual competition winner. The contest has encouraged and enabled people from all over the world to share their ideas on how they could, or are, ‘Screwing Business As Usual’. The winner, Raise 5 http://raise5.com/, will join Sir Richard on a once in a lifetime Connection Trip to South Africa with Virgin Unite, where they will get to share ideas with young entrepreneurs at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and experience the beautiful wildlife of South Africa at UIusaba, Sir Richard’s private game reserve.

Sir Richard said: “When I first thought about writing Screw Business as Usual, I never imagined the level of positive response it would generate. The sheer number of incredible ideas submitted to the competition has been truly overwhelming. Raise5 is a deserving winner and a great example of how people are helping to truly screw business as usual to create a better world.”

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