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Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean

For over a decade, we’ve been raising funds for our chosen non-profit partners, to give back to those communities who host our customers for the duration of their amazing holidays. Every time a customer books a holiday with us, we donate £1 per adult and 50p per child to invest back into community and environmental projects in our holiday destinations.

 

Our flagship community investment is The Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship Caribbean, which we support in partnership with Virgin Unite — the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

The Branson Centre was opened in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2011 by Sir Richard Branson, alongside teams from Virgin Holidays and Virgin Unite. Its mission is to support young Caribbean entrepreneurs aged 18-35 to develop and scale their businesses. Since its launch, over 1000 young entrepreneurs have received support through a mix of services including face-to-face training, access to finance, networking opportunities and an online training and mentoring programme. 

Originally set up in Montego Bay, the centre has recently relaunched in Kingston to be closer to the island’s financial centre, opening up more business and funding opportunities. Meet some of the young entrepreneurs that Richard caught up with when he helped relaunch the centre in June 2017: