Our 2020 goal: Create the opportunities for 100,000 small businesses to grow through digital.
We know that harnessing the power of digital technology can help unlock growth and generate wealth. Small businesses already contribute over half of all private sector turnover in the UK . With the right support, small businesses can continue to create jobs, contribute to local communities and help drive digital competitive advantage for the UK.
We have been enabling small businesses to unleash their digital potential and drive business growth through inspiration, education and peer-to-peer support.
How we’re making it happen
VOOM is our way of boosting the UK economy by creating opportunities for 100,000 small businesses to grow through digital.
Since 2010, VOOM has grown to become a unique and powerful community of entrepreneurs and small business owners who come together with Virgin Media to make connections, share their expertise, find peer-to-peer support and compete for their chance to pitch to Sir Richard Branson. The community has been packed with great advice from successful startups, business leaders and leading brand partners like Virgin StartUp, Crowdfunder.co.uk, Paypal and LinkedIn.
Virgin Media Business has driven this initiative forward until it’s completion in 2019 and Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Virgin Media Business is the executive sponsor for this goal.
The three areas we focus on:
These are our performance highlights for 2019, the final year of our 2020 Boosting Business goal. If you are looking for information on our 2019 activity, take a look at the full report.
 Combined annual turnover of SMEs was £2 trillion. Business population estimate for the UK and regions: 2018 statistical report, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBIS)
 A small business with eight employees used for illustrative purposes only. Eight people losing 15 minutes for five days equals 600 minutes, or ten hours of time, lost. According to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, businesses with 0-9 employees account for 96% of all UK businesses. Virgin Media Business Digital Opportunities report, 2016 Speed claim: The UK’s fastest major business broadband provider based on VOOM Fibre 350Mbps vs major UK B2B ISPs max: 314Mbps BT; 80Mbps O2; 76Mbps Plusnet; 76Mbps TalkTalk; and 76Mbps Vodafone. Virgin Fibre areas only