Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

University of Liverpool Receives £1M Gift to Establish Sir Peter Rigby Centre for Enterprise

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has received a £1M donation from Sir Peter Rigby to establish the Sir Peter Rigby Centre for Enterprise. The Centre aims to boost student employability by enhancing enterprise education and entrepreneurial skills, targeting 50,000 … Read the full press release

Unilever’s Pureit Water Purification Business Acquired by A. O. Smith

(IN BRIEF) Unilever has agreed to sell its water purification business, Pureit, to A. O. Smith, a leading global water technology company. Pureit, which operates in countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Mexico, offers a range of water … Read the full press release

EY Appoints Yew-Poh Mak as Asia-Pacific Deputy Managing Partner, Shannon Cotter as SaT Leader

(IN BRIEF) EY has announced significant leadership changes in its Asia-Pacific division, appointing Yew-Poh Mak as the new Deputy Managing Partner and Shannon Cotter as the Strategy and Transactions (SaT) Leader, effective July 1, 2024. Mak, previously leading EY’s Strategy … Read the full press release

bp and Castrol Partner with Audi for Formula 1 Entry in 2026

(IN BRIEF) bp and Castrol have entered into a strategic partnership with Audi for their debut in Formula 1 in 2026. This exclusive collaboration includes the development of FIA-compliant Advanced Sustainable fuels and specialized lubricants for Audi’s F1 power unit. … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to Deliver Major Battery Storage System for Dutch Energy Project

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce Power Systems has been awarded a contract by Battery Park Zeewolde (BPZ) to supply a large-scale battery storage system in Zeewolde, Netherlands. The system, featuring a capacity of 32.6 MW and 65.2 MWh, will support energy trading … Read the full press release

Aviva Enhances Risk Management Capabilities with Cutting-Edge Software

(IN BRIEF) Aviva has revolutionized its exposure management capabilities with the adoption of Orchestra, a sophisticated software solution developed by Symfos. Since its implementation in 2021, Orchestra has streamlined Aviva’s portfolio roll-up process by 60-70%, allowing for quicker data processing … Read the full press release

Lloyds Banking Group Pioneers Major Social Housing Initiatives with £200 Million Commitment

(IN BRIEF) Lloyds Banking Group is taking significant steps to alleviate the UK’s social housing shortage through the redevelopment of decommissioned data centres and former office sites into new affordable homes. Starting with a project in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, the … Read the full press release

SapuraOMV Upstream Achieves First Gas at Jerun Field Offshore Malaysia

(IN BRIEF) SapuraOMV Upstream Sdn Bhd has successfully started gas production at Malaysia’s Jerun field, where Shell plc holds a 30% stake through Sarawak Shell Berhad. Located offshore Sarawak, the field includes an integrated platform exporting gas via an 80-km … Read the full press release

Skanska Joint Venture Secures Additional GBP 50M for UK High-Speed Rail Project

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has received an additional GBP 50 million from HS2 Ltd for phase one of the UK’s high-speed railway project. This brings the total contract value to GBP 1.425 … Read the full press release

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Hosts Spectacular Finale for Flame of Friendship Project, Uniting Coventry Schools in Olympic Spirit

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick concluded the Flame of Friendship project with a lively finale, uniting over 700 school children and teachers from 63 schools across Coventry. Held at the Sports and Wellness Hub, the event featured a vibrant … Read the full press release

Wood Secures Six-Year Contract for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility, Strengthening LNG Engineering Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Wood has secured a six-year contract to provide comprehensive brownfield engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Western Australia. This agreement extends Wood’s longstanding partnership with Shell and … Read the full press release

MTU Aero Engines Showcases Zero-Emission Flight Technologies at Farnborough Airshow

(IN BRIEF) MTU Aero Engines is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the Farnborough International Airshow with a focus on revolutionary propulsion technologies. Highlighting innovations aimed at zero-emission flight, MTU will showcase its Water-Enhanced Turbofan (WET) and Flying Fuel Cell™ (FFC) … Read the full press release

SGW Global Appoints Telcomdis as the Official European Distributor for Motorola Nursery and Motorola Sound Products

SGW Global (SGW) is delighted to announce the appointment of Telcomdis as the official distributor for Motorola Nursery and Motorola personal audio products across Europe, including the UK. (IN BRIEF) SGW Global has appointed Telcomdis as the official distributor for … Read the full press release

Prudential plc Appoints Pankaj Banerjee as Group Chief Agency Officer to Drive Technology-Powered Distribution Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Prudential plc has announced the appointment of Pankaj Banerjee as Group Chief Agency Officer, effective September 30, 2024. Reporting to Lilian Ng, Managing Director of the Strategic Business Group, Banerjee will lead Prudential’s strategy in enhancing agency operations … Read the full press release

Vodafone UK Unveils Secure Net Home: Enhanced Digital Security and Parental Controls for Pro II Broadband

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone UK has introduced Secure Net Home, a new digital security solution for Pro II broadband users. The service offers advanced parental controls for over 150 connected devices, enabling features such as ‘Pause the Internet,’ ‘Focus Time,’ and … Read the full press release

Vodafone UK and Virgin Media O2 Extend Network Sharing Agreement, Enhancing UK Mobile Market

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone UK and Virgin Media O2 have extended and enhanced their mobile network sharing agreement for over a decade, aimed at improving mobile coverage and service quality across the UK. The agreement, contingent on regulatory approval for Vodafone … Read the full press release

Vodafone Business and LSE Report Highlights Trust Gap Between Businesses and Customers

(IN BRIEF) A joint study by Vodafone Business and the London School of Economics has uncovered a significant “Trust Gap” between businesses and their customers, averaging 11 percentage points across global markets. This gap highlights businesses’ underestimation of the importance … Read the full press release

Sainsbury’s Pioneers AI Veterinary Technology to Enhance Dairy Cow Welfare

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s has introduced advanced AI veterinary technology in partnership with Vet Vision AI to enhance dairy cow welfare on its farms. This innovative system uses cameras to monitor cow behavior continuously, providing real-time insights that help identify early … Read the full press release

EBRD Names Andreea Moraru New Regional Director for Poland and Baltic States

(IN BRIEF) Andreea Moraru has been appointed as the new Regional Director for Poland and the Baltic States at the EBRD, starting September 1st. Currently serving as Regional Director for Greece and Cyprus, Moraru brings extensive experience from her tenure … Read the full press release

EBRD Report: CESEE Non-Performing Loans Stable Amid Economic Uncertainty

(IN BRIEF) The latest NPL Monitor report by the EBRD reveals that non-performing loans (NPLs) in the CESEE region remained stable despite economic uncertainties. While NPL volumes increased marginally, the overall NPL ratio held steady at 2.1%, indicating resilience in … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Harnesses AI to Revolutionize Renewable Energy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) AI is crucial in scaling up the renewable energy industry, with Lightsource bp leveraging AI to address challenges like grid stability and asset protection. AI supports accurate forecasting, risk mitigation from extreme weather, and optimized site design. Lightsource … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp Legal Team Earns High Commendation at The Lawyer Awards 2024

(IN BRIEF) Lightsource bp’s global Legal team received a ‘Highly Commended’ recognition at The Lawyer Awards 2024 for ‘In-house Commerce and Industry Team of the Year,’ securing second place behind BAE Systems. This honor reflects the team’s ability to manage … Read the full press release

Warwick Psychologist Analyzes Wimbledon’s Prestige and Its Appeal Over Football

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Elisabeth Blagrove, a psychologist at The University of Warwick, examines why Wimbledon is often viewed as prestigious and posh. She attributes this to its rich history, strict dress codes, and exclusive elements. Dr. Blagrove also suggests that … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Students’ Union Reveals 2024 Top-Rated Landlords

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick Students’ Union has announced the winners of the 2024 Rate Your Landlord Awards, recognizing the best landlords based on student ratings. The initiative, launched in 2021, helps students share their renting experiences to guide … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and LUHFT Launch Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships to Advance Clinical Research

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) launched the Dr Ronald Finn Fellowships on June 24, 2024. The initiative honors the late Dr. Ronald Finn and introduces five fellows who will undertake significant … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 81 MW Wind Turbine Deal for Scotland’s Pencloe Project with Invenergy

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured an 81 MW contract from Invenergy for the Pencloe wind energy project in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The project involves the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of 18 V136-4.5 MW wind turbines. Vestas will also … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to Sell West of Shetland Assets to The Prax Group in Strategic Portfolio Realignment

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has agreed to sell its entire stake in West of Shetland assets, including several fields and the Shetland Gas Plant, to The Prax Group. This transaction, pending regulatory approval, is part of TotalEnergies’ strategy to divest mature … Read the full press release

Wood to Redevelop UK’s Rough Field for Hydrogen Storage, Eyes Global Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Wood has been awarded a contract by Centrica Energy Storage (CES) to redevelop the UK’s Rough field in the Southern North Sea for hydrogen storage. This project aims to repurpose the long-standing natural gas storage facility to potentially … Read the full press release

EY Reports Global IPO Decline in H1 2024, Highlighting Regional Disparities with Americas and EMEIA Growth as Asia-Pacific Falters

(IN BRIEF) Global IPO activity in the first half of 2024 saw a decline, with 551 listings raising US$52.2 billion, marking a 12% decrease in volume and a 16% drop in proceeds year-on-year. While industrials led in number of IPOs … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Hits £1 Million Donation Milestone to Royal Navy Charity

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has reached a significant milestone by donating £1 million to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) since its establishment in 2007. The RNRMC supports personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Fleet … Read the full press release

Shell Advances Carbon Capture Initiatives with New Projects in Alberta

(IN BRIEF) Shell Canada Products has announced the Final Investment Decision (FID) for two major carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Scotford, Alberta. The Polaris project is designed to capture approximately 650,000 … Read the full press release

Centrica Launches Energised Futures to Simplify and Affordable Energy for Consumers

(IN BRIEF) Centrica has introduced Energised Futures, a new start-up venture aimed at simplifying and reducing the cost of energy for consumers. The venture will combine research, innovation, and development expertise from various Centrica brands, including British Gas and Hive, … Read the full press release

Loughborough Tennis Prodigy Henry Searle Granted Wildcard Entry for Wimbledon Singles Main Draw

(IN BRIEF) Henry Searle, an 18-year-old talent from Loughborough University National Tennis Academy (LUNTA), has been granted a wildcard entry to compete in the singles main draw at Wimbledon this summer. The tournament runs from July 1 to July 14. … Read the full press release

Logicor Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Logistics Facility in Gothenburg, Sweden

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a key player in European logistics real estate, has commenced construction on a state-of-the-art logistics facility in Backa, Gothenburg, Sweden. This project marks Logicor’s strategic expansion in Sweden, aiming to meet the high demand for modern, sustainable … Read the full press release

Amey Secures £30 Million Contract to Enhance Northern Ireland’s Water Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Amey has secured a new £30 million contract with Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure Rivers to provide civil engineering consultancy and water management services over up to five years. The contract includes improving watercourses, constructing flood defenses, and … Read the full press release

UK Economy Set for Multi-Million Pound Boost During European Championships and Paris Olympics

(IN BRIEF) The UK economy is expected to receive a significant boost as fans spend an additional £233 million during the European Championships and Paris Olympics this summer. Experian Economics highlights increased spending in pubs, bars, supermarkets, and on electronics … Read the full press release

Diabetes Costs UK £14 Billion Annually, Highlights Need for Continued Investment in Prevention and Care

(IN BRIEF) A new study reveals that diabetes cost the UK nearly £14 billion in 2021/22, with over £10 billion in direct NHS costs. Complications from diabetes account for the largest share of these costs. Despite advancements in management technologies, … Read the full press release

EY Highlights Battery Storage’s Role in Global Energy Transition, Identifies Top Investment Markets

(IN BRIEF) EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI 63) underscores the critical role of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in addressing global energy challenges amid substantial clean energy investments. The index identifies the US, China, and the UK … Read the full press release

EY Implements Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Globally, Aiming for 100,000 Users by 2025

(IN BRIEF) EY has launched a global deployment of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales and Copilot for Sales across its organization, aiming to reach 100,000 professionals in 700 offices across 150 countries by January 2025. This initiative positions EY as one … Read the full press release