Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

National Grid Raises Money for Charity With Wacky Hat Day

Wacky hat day raises money for brain tumour charity Fun loving team brimming with ideas Day capped off with tea served by team leaders WARWICK, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s hats off to a team of fun loving employees from … Read the full press release

EY Recognized As A leader in Digital Financial Technology Consulting by ALM Intelligence

LONDON, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY has been recognized as a leader in digital financial technology (fintech) consulting by ALM Intelligence. In its ALM Vanguard™ report Digital Fintech Consulting, EY is cited for its broad penetration of all key buyer segments, … Read the full press release

New Research Initiative To Find Ways to Improve UK Population Health

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We’ve joined an alliance of research funders to support a new initiative in UK prevention research. A funding call will follow later in 2017. The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), which includes some of the Research … Read the full press release

Cyber Assist Appoints Open GI as Technology Partner

London-based cyber insurance underwriting agency Cyber Assist, in partnership with Novae, have today appointed Open GI London as their preferred technology partner.   WORCESTER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cyber Assist, founded by David Channing and Sean Yeo, provides brokers with a range … Read the full press release

Reed & Mackay Expands Presence Through Partnership With Corporate Travel Providers

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion is delighted to announce that Reed & Mackay, a premium corporate travel management company, has created a new global partnership. This partnership will further expand its presence through multiple selected corporate travel providers who will … Read the full press release

New Exhibition Reveals The Secrets of Powderham Castle

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon, Charlie Courtenay – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed … Read the full press release

TedxExeter’s Sixth Annual Ideas Festival Sponsored by University of Exeter

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter. TEDx is the independently-organised local arm of TED, … Read the full press release

Online Computer Games Helped Scientists To Understand Animal Camouflage

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision. Researchers from the University of Exeter wanted to know why many animals are dichromats (having two types of … Read the full press release

UK Scientists To Gather Data on Geoenergy Technologies

New £31 million research facilities will see UK scientists gather critical data on the use of geoenergy technologies to help meet energy needs. SWINDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Meeting future energy demand for the UK will require new technologies. These may … Read the full press release

Turkish Powder Metal Company Acquired by GKN

Worcestershire, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN plc has agreed the acquisition of Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (Tozmetal). Tozmetal is a powder metal part manufacturer based in the Istanbul Ataturk Free Trade Zone, Turkey.  With sales in 2016 of €24 million, … Read the full press release

Leading Expert on Educational Equality Begins New Role at the University of Exeter

EXETER, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter. Lee Elliot Major’s work as an … Read the full press release

Start-up of Trinidad Onshore Compression Project Announced by BP Trinidad and Tobago

LONDON, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) today announced the start-up of the Trinidad onshore compression (TROC) project – one of seven major upstream projects BP expects to bring online in 2017. Full start-up will take … Read the full press release

European Households Experience More Stress With Use of Technology

But two thirds of the population also see improvements in terms of convenience and energy savings ESSEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For one third of the population in eight European countries, technology in the home makes life more stressful and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

LONDON, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces today that Paul Stein has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Warren East. In his new role, Paul will be accountable for Rolls-Royce’s technology investment and for ensuring its close … Read the full press release

Ninety New Gates Cambridge Scholars Announced

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Minaam Abbas has not yet started his PhD, but he is already co-founder of two businesses with the potential to transform how cancer is treated and how small enterprises are supported. Minaam, who will start his … Read the full press release

Pioneering Digital Learning Initiative Brings GP Surgery to the Classroom

ABERDEEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering digital learning initiative that aims to encourage new medical students to consider a career in general practice has brought the GP surgery into the classroom. A shortage of GPs is predicted in Scotland within … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Orders New Vehicles Worth ₤70 Million

More than 340 new buses and coaches ordered More than £1billion orders for around 7,000 new vehicles placed over past 11 years Latest intake of vehicles all meet latest Euro 6 emissions standards and have USB charging points Innovative emissions-reducing … Read the full press release

TPC Group Awards Wood Group with New Automation Contract

ABERDEEN, Scotland, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wood Group has been awarded a new three year contract valued at $8 million to deliver process automation engineering services to TPC Group, a leading producer of value-added products derived from C4 hydrocarbons. Effective immediately, … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to Honor Notable persons in science and technology

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A space plane designer, someone who manipulated individual atoms to form what became an iconic image, and a leading policy maker on global climate change are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Partners With Also Festival To Bring Festival for the Mind in Warwickshire

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has partnered with Also Festival to help bring to life the biggest and boldest ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy with immersive talks and experiences lake-side, in a leafy Warwickshire setting. … Read the full press release

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

New Aviva Study Shows Millions of UK Households Struggle with Basic Household Tasks

Aviva research finds home skills gap amongst UK householders One in five UK adults aren’t confident changing a light bulb Almost half of UK adults under 35 can’t cook a meal without using a recipe Four out of 10 under-25s … Read the full press release

New Statistics by Aviva Show UK Households Spend An Average of ₤16 Billion On Household Repairs

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, … Read the full press release

Companies Missing Their Pension Deadlines continue to Rise in UK

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In Q1 2017: 1 in 6 businesses (16%) applied to Aviva for a workplace pension after their staging date had passed – up from 14% in the previous quarter A quarter of companies (25%) are … Read the full press release

Aviva Age Inflation Index Reports an Inflation of ⅔% For All Ages

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was today reported to be 2.3%[1]. This figure is an average across all age groups, however Aviva’s Age Inflation Index[2] looks at how different age groups are experiencing price inflation … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release