VOOM: Creating an impactful business

Virgin Media Business VOOM is on the look out for businesses that are making a positive impact on the world this year.

The Impact Award, presented by Virgin Unite, is highlighting and celebrating entrepreneurs with businesses that have social and environmental impact. The winner will join Virgin Unite’s ‘Disrupting for Good’ 2017 gathering, with its inspirational programme of high profile speakers and guests on Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

“This award celebrates businesses which create measurable social and environmental impact through their core business model, something we champion loudly here at Virgin Unite,” entrepreneurship director Anna Jones says. “Increasingly, many start-ups are considering people and planet, as well as profit. Entrepreneurs are leading the way and developing innovative solutions, such as green tech. They are also setting up ethical supply chains that are fair for all and giving employees meaningful work in supportive workplaces.”

One business that’s a great example of this is Snact, a fruit jerky snack made from fruit that would otherwise have been thrown away. More than a third of the food that is grown around the world is thrown away, even though a lot of it could still be easily used so Snact set out to change that.

Richard Branson’s looking forward to seeing the innovative impactful ideas that VOOM entrants have come up with, so make sure you vote for your favourite to give them the chance to pitch to the Virgin Founder in the live finale.


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