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Sir Richard Branson has accepted Willie Walsh's proposal that the loser of a bet they have about whether Virgin Atlantic will still be around in five years time will receive a knee in the groin.

BA boss Willie Walsh has turned down a £1 million bet from Sir Richard Branson that Virgin Airlines will still be around in five years and has instead offered a “knee in the groin”.

Sir Richard Branson has said that he will pay £1 million to BA staff if Virgin Atlantic disappears within five years after rumours circulated that he is planning to give up control of the airline as a result of a possible joint venture between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.