Virgin rolls out new business bundles

Business 22032016. No Repro Fee. Virgin Media Business launches VOOM 2016, a 1.2million euro pitch competition with Richard Branson. Virgin Media Business today launches its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with Ireland and the UKÕs biggest and most valuable pitch competition Ð ÔVOOM 2016Õ.Ê The competition, run by the ultrafast business broadband company, gives entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Sir Richard Branson to win a slice of a prize fund worth over 1.2million euro. Speaking about the launch Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder, said: Virgin Media BusinessÕs ÔVOOM 2016Õ provides the golden ticket to propel your business onto a global stage and fast-track your way to success. Launching a new business or going it alone takes dedication and determination, if youÕve got that in spades then grab this life-changing opportunity and enter today.Ó Pictured at the launch were (l-r) Sarita Johnston, Manager of Female Entrepreneurship for Enterprise Ireland, Gavan Smyth, Vice President of Virgin Media Business Ireland and Joan Mulvihill, CEO of The Irish Internet Association. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

Virgin Media Business has launched a new range of broadband and phone offers for start-ups and SMEs including superfast broadband speeds of 100, 200, 300 and 400 Mbps. The four new broadband and phone service bundles provide SMEs with value for money offers. The packages also include telephone services with calls included and no line rental fee.

Research carried out for Virgin Media Ireland by Amárach Research shows that 74 per cent of SMEs now have a business website. Of these, 36 per cent are e-commerce enabled. That means that 27 per cent of Irish SMEs engage in e-commerce, compared to the EU average of around 18 per cent. Virgin has also launched a pitch competition called Voom.

Voom provides Ireland’s entrepreneurs and SMEs with a chance to pitch business ideas to Virgin founder Richard Branson and win part of a business prize fund of over €1.2 million. Pictured at Voom’s launch are Sarita Johnston, Enterprise Ireland, Gavan Smyth, Virgin Media Business Ireland and Joan Mulvihill, Irish Internet Association. READER COMPETITION:

Know Your Dublin?

2016-04-15 14.52.51 readers are invited to show how well you know your capital by entering a 2016 Centenary competition in the April issue of the magazine. To be in with a chance of winning the prize, just correctly identify 20 locations from around Dublin city and county from the cryptic clues provided and list your answers alongside them.

An example of what’s involved – Question: Angry weapons?; Answer: Swords.


The winner’s prize is two nights’ bed and breakfast for two people, along with dinner for two in The Grill at the Castle, in Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin. The prize is valid for six months and subject to availability.

Entries should be emailed to by 5pm on Friday, April 29th 2016.



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