Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

University of Dundee won the Gold award in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Dundee, Scotland, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do

Fife, Scotland, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. A new study published in Current Biology found that a particularly rare kind … Read the full press release

University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of successful students will feel the tap of the Dundee bonnet this week as the University of Dundee hosts its annual summer graduation ceremonies. Some 2746 students will graduate with degrees, postgraduate diplomas and … Read the full press release

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week: critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 … Read the full press release

Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research created at the University of Dundee

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research … Read the full press release

University of Dundee Professor Wendy Moncur leads project aimed at understanding how people keep secrets online

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). One of the projects is led by Professor Wendy … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: advanced new microscopy technique may help us understand cancer cells find their way through the body

Fife, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body. Elastic Resonator Interference Stress … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham student Dafne Gaviria Arcila awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International

NOTTINGHAM, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dafne Gaviria Arcila, a second year mechanical engineering doctoral student at the University of Nottingham, has been awarded the prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International for her work in enhancing the performance of the new … Read the full press release

Amey Investments Managing Director Asif Ghafoor joins the Executive team

OXFORD, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading public service provider Amey today announced that Investments Managing Director Asif Ghafoor is joining the Executive team. Asif joined Amey in 2006 as Finance and Commercial Director, and since then has developed its investments … Read the full press release

Equistone Partners Europe Limited acquires majority stake in Willerby, UK’s leading manufacturer of static holiday homes

LONDON, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”), one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces its investment in Willerby (or “the Company”), the UK’s leading manufacturer of static holiday homes. Equistone has acquired a majority stake … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Element and Tecnatom form international equipment qualification service alliance

COLOGNE, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global testing service provider TÜV Rheinland has launched a new partnership to qualify components and elements for nuclear power plants . Its partners are British companies AMEC Foster Wheeler and Element, and Tecnatom, a Spanish company. … Read the full press release

GSK: Benlysta plus standard of care prolonged control of disease activity in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Final efficacy and safety results from phase II continuation study Madrid, Spain and London, UK, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK today announced results from a 10-year continuation study, which showed that Benlysta (belimumab) plus standard of care prolonged control of disease … Read the full press release

C&W Networks Gets First-Time Recognition for Most Innovative and Successful Wholesale Service

LONDON, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — First-time recognition for leading the industry’s most innovative and successful project partnerships between operators and vendors C&W Networks, part  of C&W Communications (C&W), was recently recognized for outstanding industry leadership in wholesale service innovation as it … Read the full press release

National Grid raised money to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue

WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over £4000 has been raised from a variety show performance organised by National Grid’s choir to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue. The show included acts from National Grid’s choir, Gridtones, who … Read the full press release

National Grid: School children to learn about engineering, wildlife and safety as part of the Western Link project

Ysgol Golftyn school children take to the water to learn about the River Dee Quay Watermen’s Association teach valuable lessons in engineering, wildlife and safety Western Link project funds the day and provides life jackets for the river trip WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

National Grid’s proposals to build new electricity substation in Braybrooke parish now under consultation

National Grid shares proposals for new electricity substation at community consultation event in Braybrooke Work supports Network Rail’s upgrade of the Midland Main Line and its electrification programme Representatives from National Grid and Network Rail on hand at the event … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL) launches TravelBot powered by artificial intelligence (AI)

LONDON, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL) has launched the next generation in customer service technology with its first ever ‘TravelBot’. The new social media tool, which is powered by artificial intelligence, can “chat” with customers using Messenger and … Read the full press release

30 million targetable TV viewers in UK and Ireland now available to advertisers through Sky and Virgin Media partnership

Partnership to give access to more than 30 million targeted TV viewers in the UK and Ireland More impactful targeted TV ad campaigns, underpinned by intelligent data Transparent, brand safe environments and trusted measurement for advertisers HOOK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Virgin Media Business: the ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity now availble in Sheffield and Leeds

Ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity for hundreds of businesses in Sheffield and Leeds HOOK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media Business today announced it is powering up hundreds of businesses in Sheffield and Leeds by bringing its ultrafast Voom Fibre connectivity, which … Read the full press release

PwC Global Economy Watch: some of the highest levels of uncertainty seen for decades

LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The current political and economic climate has contributed to some of the highest levels of uncertainty seen for decades, say PwC economists in their latest Global Economy Watch. Indeed, in recent years, uncertainty has been … Read the full press release

PwC’s SCOOP platform now available globally on premise and on Cloud via Microsoft Azure

LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC, the world’s leading professional services organization, has combined its expertise in supply chain and analytics to create a platform of analytics applications called SCOOP – supply chain opportunity and optimization platform. SCOOP, launched in pilot … Read the full press release

ABP: Port of Ipswich installs new, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras to enhance security

Maritime Event at Ipswich Haven Marina LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Port of Ipswich has invested £33,000 in the installation of a new, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras to enhance security. The system upgrades, which began in February this year, have been … Read the full press release

ABP: Unifeeder’s 2nd Polish/Baltic sailing to the Humber will call at the port of Hull

LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP has today announced that market leader for container transportation, Unifeeder have confirmed their second Polish/Baltic sailing to the Humber will call at the port of Hull. This additional service will compliment the existing weekly Immingham … Read the full press release

Real estate industry veteran Mark Grinis succeeds Howard Roth as EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader

NEW YORK, U.S.A., 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY is pleased to announce that 30-year real estate industry veteran Mark Grinis has been named the EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader. Grinis previously led Real Estate for Ernst & Young … Read the full press release

EY report on mining and metals companies: Does cutting debt have to mean reducing your ambitions?

Top 50 miners reduce debt by 25% since 2014; and by 17% year-on-year in 2016 Debt-to-equity ratio down to 34% among leading mining companies Caution over balance sheet management could risk compromising future returns LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global mining … Read the full press release

EY to expand the use of drones in inventory observations as part of its digital audit capabilities

EY to use pioneering industry software to improve inventory counts Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be built into the drones to extend capability Information to feed directly into EY Canvas, the EY Assurance global audit digital platform LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

United Airlines will participate in technology evaluation of Inmarsat’s next generation flight deck communications platform SwiftBroadband-Safety

United Airlines’ Boeing 767 aircraft to be equipped with Cobham’s AVIATOR 300D and Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Cobham SATCOM, the leading manufacturer of satellite communications solutions, … Read the full press release

Speedcast International signals growing industry acceptance for Global Xpress-powered services from Inmarsat

Leading connectivity provider extends commitment to ground-breaking Global Xpress-delivered services in energy, cruise and leisure markets LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Speedcast International (ASX: SDA), one of the world’s leading providers of high-speed broadband connectivity to the global maritime industry, … Read the full press release

Centrica’s new on-demand service called Local Heroes now open for business across the UK

WINDSOR, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Innovative on-demand service connects customers online with local tradesmen Innovative on-demand service connects customers online with local tradesmen Quality of Local Heroes’ work is backed by a British Gas guarantee Centrica enters £5.7 billion on-demand home … Read the full press release

New multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology to be built at Loughborough University

Leicestershire, UK, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Work officially began yesterday (12th June) on the new multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology at Loughborough University. Representatives from the University, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Rolls-Royce, Charnwood Borough Council … Read the full press release