Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

EBRD supports DIY retail chain OMA to open up to nine new stores across Belarus by the end of 2019

Project to promote cross-border cooperation and business expansion LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Belarusian customers will benefit from the expansion of the leading domestic DIY retail chain OMA supported by the EBRD. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is … Read the full press release

EBRD celebrates four years of its Advice for Small Business programme in Jordan

ASB programme has provided support and advice to 191 SMEs in the country. LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is celebrating four years of support for small businesses in Jordan under the Bank’s Advice for Small Business programme funded by … Read the full press release

EBRD on talks with Uzbekistan government on ways of increasing its engagement in the country

Discussions with government on ways to increase EBRD engagement in the country LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EBRD delegation, headed by President Suma Chakrabarti, will visit Uzbekistan on 15-17 March 2017. The visit will include high-level meetings with the authorities … Read the full press release

Charity report calls on government and industry leaders to support low-income communities to prevent suicide

SURREY, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Samaritans releases a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce opens new Boutique showroom in Phuket, Thailand

Rolls-Royce has opened a new Boutique showroom on the resort island of Phuket in Thailand. The facility was opened by Paul Harris, Asia Pacific Regional Director for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, at a grand opening attended by customers, VIP guests, celebrities … Read the full press release

University of Leeds hosts 25th Eye on Asia competition, 13 to 23 March

LEEDS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A lens-eye view of Asia is presented at an exhibition of photography launched today at the University of Leeds. Now in its 25th year, the Eye on Asia competition runs in Parkinson Court from Monday … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool study shows that phage therapy is highly effective in treating chronic respiratory tract infections

LIVERPOOL, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibitotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections. Chronic lung … Read the full press release

Dundee, Edinburgh embark on joint Regenerative Medicine Research

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration … Read the full press release

Vintage Find: Retro Dundee Footage Surfaces

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

Decades-Long Scientific Research Reveals Secret to Sheep Sex During Winter

NOTTINGHAM, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered for the first time how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study, led by academics at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and published in the journal Proceedings of … Read the full press release

Animals Measure Time of Year to Align Reproduction and Critical Vital Functions for Survival

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. A new … Read the full press release

Researchers Develop World’s First Synthetic Receptor to Mimic How Cells “Communicate” to the World

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms ‘talk’ to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals … Read the full press release

Protect Security Online with Quantum Mechanics

Scrambled and indecipherable messages are the back bone of the internet as we know it. BRTISOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Complex cryptography protects our bank accounts and identities from fraud, allowing us to safely buy and sell online without ever leaving … Read the full press release

Local Organisations in Bristol Make Life Better for Bees

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A report which outlines how local organisations have made life better for bees and pollinating insects in Bristol and the surrounding area over the last two years will be published tomorrow [March 7] to coincide with … Read the full press release

Ricoh continues to build on its decades-long legacy as it grows its inkjet portfolio

Ricoh hits new highs around the world; showcased at Hunkeler innovationdays 2017 LONDON, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh presented its inkjet technologies at Hunkeler innovationdays 2017. The global technology company continues to expand its impressive portfolio and build on its … Read the full press release

Digital Disruption and Automation to become biggest game-changers this year according to Ricoh research

LONDON, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Blockchain technology is revolutionising the financial services industry, additive manufacturing is reengineering product development and the first autonomous cars are due on the road by 20201. Technology is driving disruption at great pace – and it … Read the full press release

Daimler becomes the latest adopter of Ricoh’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation

LONDON, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading car manufacturers has become the latest adopter of Ricoh’s first branded Additive Manufacturing (AM) printer. Renowned for its use of innovative 3D printing solutions, Daimler has chosen the RICOH AM S5500P … Read the full press release

Experian, MLA strike partnership to promote financial innovation

Costa Mesa, Calif., U.S.A., 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketplace lenders continue to be at the forefront of transparent and responsible financial innovation. This growth has helped to ensure that consumers and small businesses have access to the capital that they need … Read the full press release

EMA to broadcast workshops on personalised medicines

EMA workshop will discuss role of patients, consumers and healthcare professionals LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How has the concept of personalised medicine evolved globally and in the European Union and what are its regulatory challenges and opportunities? These are some … Read the full press release

Lloyd’s indicates support as it awaits completion of Standard Life And Aberdeen merger

LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) notes the announcement of the proposed all-share merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management plc (Aberdeen). Lloyds has provided Standard Life and Aberdeen non-binding indications of support in its capacity … Read the full press release

Pbb Provides £147M Facility to Prologis Logistics Venture SCSp

Facility finances seven newly constructed or to be constructed logistics assets located across the United Kingdom Deal indicative of continued strong performance of UK logistics sector Munich/London, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has provided a £147 million facility (approx. … Read the full press release

Geopolitical Disruptions Are Driving Companies to Pursue Divestments

82% of companies say macroeconomic volatility will increase their likelihood to divest over the next year 48% believe tax-related divestment challenges have increased in the last 12 months 88% say advanced analytics would help make faster, better divestment decisions LONDON, … Read the full press release

CFOs Cite Providing Better Insight A Priority In Insurance Sector Growth

LONDON, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chief financial officers (CFOs) in the insurance sector operating in an extremely challenging economic environment, say that achieving growth is an imperative but one of the biggest parts they must play is in supporting the business … Read the full press release

Associated British Ports welcomes Royal Navy Warship; public viewing on March 18

ABP’s Port of Grimsby recently hosted the HMS Severn which was also open to public viewing. LONDON, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  ABP has today announced that it will be welcoming a Royal Naval Warship into the Port of Hull on … Read the full press release

£11 million allocation among 14 UK universities to develop research in robotics and artificial intelligence

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University will contribute to a new £11 million programme aimed at developing research into robotics and artificial intelligence. The project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is split into two categories.The … Read the full press release

B&B Hotels selects Vertical Booking CRS for enterprise hotel distribution across their 400 hotels

BERGAMO, Italy, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — B&B Hotels Group, one of the main independent chains of economy hotels in Europe, a brand renowned for the quality of its smooth, efficient and cozy stays, has selected the Vertical Booking CRS solution … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s John Anderson awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science at Umeå University

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå … Read the full press release

Loughborough University enters Women’s Super Rugby competition

LEICESTERSHIRE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced the 10 clubs that have been offered places in the new Women’s Super Rugby competition, with Loughborough University being one of them. Kick-starting in September 2017, the … Read the full press release

MedImmune and Sanofi Pasteur to jointly develop and commercialise respiratory syncytial virus monoclonal antibody

LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, today announced an agreement to develop and commercialise MEDI8897 jointly. MEDI8897 is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) for the … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca announce FDA approval of once-daily Qtern for the treatment of type-2 diabetes

Qtern fixed-dose combination will provide an additional oral medicine option for patients taking Farxiga (dapagliflozin) to improve blood sugar level LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily Qtern (10mg … Read the full press release