Business Enviroment

Task1:Understand the organisational purpose of businesses
P.1.1.Explain briefly the following types of organizations and their purposes.
Virgin group ltd
Virgin is private limited company and   leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays and health & wellness.
Virgin employs more than 50,000 people around the world, operating in over 50 countries. Global branded revenues of £15bn ($24bn) in 2013.(
Sainsbury PLC
Sainsbury was founded 1869 by john James Sainsbury and his wife Mary Ann Sainsbury in London and since has become one of the largest retailers in united kingdom. Sainsbury’s is a public limited company and listed in London stock exchange where its shares are traded publicly. Today Sainsbury’s operates over 1,203 supermarkets and conveniences stores and employs around 161,000 staffs. It has a   market share of 16.8% of retail sector. Last year it made pre-tax profit of £798m.(
McDonalds corporation is public limited company. Since its founding in 1948, McDonald's has grown from a family burger stand to a global fast-food behemoth, with more than 30,000 locations in 118 countries. McDonalds is popular for   big mac burgers all over the offers business franchise to increase its presence all over the globe.
National Health Services (NHS)
Since its launched in 1948, the NHS has grown to become the world’s largest publicly funded health remains one of the most efficient and comprehensive health services. The NHS was born out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth – a principle that remains at its core. The NHS is funded by UK tax payers and remain one of the few   public owned organization in UK