Simply put, some souls are simply superb. Britnie Turner is top tier.
When she was 12, home-schooled with five siblings in a poor area of North Augusta SC with no television, she found her calling. Her grandma showed her a book on sex-trafficking. When she grew up she would save the world, she said. She is now 34 and expecting her first baby in two months.
She became Miss North Carolina, but she was living in her car. At 21, however, she founded Nashville TN-based Aerial Group. Her companies today include Aerial Development Group, Aerial Properties, Aerial Produced media, Aerial Recovery Group, G-FORCE to do good, and a non-profit arm, Aerial Global Community. Forbes has called Aerial Group the sixth Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned/Woman-Led Company in the World.
The route to the Britnie Turner’s personal base – she lives on Buck Island BVI – happened by chance. She had been rescuing women throughout Africa and a book about Richard Branson really inspired her. She was determined to meet him but coincidentally and fortuitously he invited her to a young entrepreneurs’ thinktank on Necker Island. BVI made such an impression that she moved there.
She and her husband Locke, a US veteran, bought 45ha on Buck Island and built what would open, post-hurricanes and Covid, as the 17-room The Aerial Hotel. At first it was solely for veterans’ recuperation or buy-outs, but now it operates as a main hotel, with strong emphasis on retreats (she hosts four a year, personally – the next is an Abundance Retreat, 25-29 February 2024). Food, she says, is body-conscious, and she claims even Aerial’s alcohol cocktails have super-food additives.
Britnie Turner plans more properties – The Aerial Miami, say. Until the Foundation needed money to allow rescue of over 1,000 Ukraine orphans, it was entirely self-funded. Now she relies partly on donations, and on hotel income.
See why she’s so simply super?