Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

BAE Systems to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 29-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems announces that it has been awarded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System … Read the full press release

Spectrum Auction: Vodafone Spain paid EUR 350 million for 2×10 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 22-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Spain, a mobile telecommunications operator in Spain and part of Vodafone Group Plc, has announced it has acquired 2×10 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band from the Spanish Ministry of … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Recovery Tracker June 2021: UK hospitality businesses grow at the fastest rate in nine years

UK tourism and recreation sector output grew at the fastest rate since January 2012. The output of every UK sector monitored grew for a third consecutive month in June. However, only five out 14 sectors posted faster month-on-month growth down … Read the full press release

Schroders Capital managed fund aimed at European sub-investment grade infrastructure debt opportunities reached the €1 billion hard cap fundraising target

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders Capital, $65 billion AUM, 257 investment professionals, 19 offices worldwide, has announced that it has reached the €1 billion hard cap fundraising target for the Schroder Euro Enhanced Infrastructure Debt Fund II … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to deliver next-generation 2-Color Advanced Warning System for the U.S. Army

Award is the third of four production lots (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company, has announced it has received a $62 million contract from the U.S. Army … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to deliver support and training to a new joint UK-Qatar Hawk squadron

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company, has announced that it will deliver support and training to a new joint UK-Qatar Hawk squadron based at RAF Leeming, UK … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and Safran joint venture FADEC Alliance marks its 10,000th LEAP EEC delivery

The LEAP EEC is part of the full authority digital engine control (FADEC) used to monitor and control aircraft engine performance during flight. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 14-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and … Read the full press release

Citra Living: Lloyds Banking Group enters the private rental sector to help expand availability of quality and affordable homes in UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British financial institution, Lloyds Banking Group announces its entry into the private rental market by launching Citra Living, as part of its commitment to Helping Britain Recover and helping to expand the availability … Read the full press release

INEOS accelerates and diversifies its clean hydrogen strategy by investing in HydrogenOne

INEOS Energy has agreed to purchase 25 million shares in the forthcoming IPO of HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc, representing 10% of the target fund raise of £250 million. Brian Gilvary Executive Chairman of INEOS Energy said, “The INEOS investment in HydrogenOne will … Read the full press release

Bronson Albery to lead Real Estate Banking EMEA at Barclays Investment Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 28-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays Investment Bank, a British multinational investment bank, has announced the appointment of Bronson Albery as Head of Real Estate Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He joins in August and … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to provide data management system to multiple ships in the Royal Navy fleet as part of 5-year MOD contract

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 25-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems (LON: BA), a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company, has announced it secured a five year contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a data management system to … Read the full press release

Aviva report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK workers

Employee life satisfaction has dropped by 10 percentage points since the start of the pandemic almost three in five are neglecting their physical health due to work and half said they don’t know how much to save for retirement. However, … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial acquires precision agriculture technology leader Raven Industries

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ SIOUX FALLS, SD, U.S.A., 21-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial will acquire 100% of the capital stock of the US-based leader in precision agriculture technology for US$58 per share, representing a 33.6% premium to the Raven Industries … Read the full press release

Aviva’s property and facilities director Stuart Wright awarded the Living Wage Lifetime Achievement Award

Stuart guided Aviva to its accreditation in 2012, and then oversaw the insurer becoming a Principal Partner organisation and joining the Foundation’s Advisory Council in 2014 In 2016, Stuart demonstrated his commitment to the movement by becoming the second Chair … Read the full press release

DHL Express and Universal Music Group launch DHL FAST-TRACK music initiative connecting artists and fans

Zoe Wees kicks off the program with her first ever headline concert Iconic recording studios Abbey Road London and Capitol Studios Los Angeles to support a multitude of innovative activations (PRESS RELEASE) BONN/ LONDON, 14-Jun-2021— /EuropaWire/ — DHL Express announces … Read the full press release

Dave Gledhill named new Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Lloyds Banking Group

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 14-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British financial institution Lloyds Banking Group plc announces the appointment of David Gledhill as Group Chief Operating Officer. Mr Gledhill will join the Group, subject to regulatory approval, as Group Chief Operating Officer … Read the full press release

BAE Systems sets up two new Community Clean Up Hubs in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Upstream Battle campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 8-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipbuilder, BAE Systems marks World Oceans Day by partnering with Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. As part of the partnership, BAE Systems signs up to support Upstream Battle®, the charity’s award-winning campaign to … Read the full press release

AqualisBraemar LOC appointed in designing Europe’s first emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going passenger and car ferry

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 7-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading independent global energy and marine consultancy, AqualisBraemar LOC announces that it has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) to partner in designing Europe’s first emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going … Read the full press release

Amey and Bell Group launch new academy to provide prisoners opportunity to gain vocational qualification

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 4-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey, leading provider of critical infrastructure for local and national Government announces partnership with Bell Group to create a series of academies within the prison environment to help transform lives and reduce reoffending. … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp to co-develop solar projects in Portugal with local company INSUN

1.35GW of local solar projects identified through co-development partnership The investment will be deployed over six years Over 3000 green jobs could be created in the regions of Moura, Castelo Branco, Mogadouro Chamusca and Viseu (PRESS RELEASE) LISBON, 28-May-2021 — … Read the full press release

Unilever and food-tech company ENOUGH to inspire plant-based food revolution

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever (LON: ULVR), multinational consumer goods conglomerate, has announced its partnership with food-tech company ENOUGH (formerly 3F BIO) to bring new plant-based meat products to market. ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation … Read the full press release

New research unlocks long tail growth opportunity for the tech industry

Are Freelancers the Long-Tail Channel of the Future

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 25-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study looking into the business models and strategies of freelancers has revealed a unique and untapped growth opportunity for digital service providers. Freelancers today represent a growing labour market segment, one … Read the full press release

Inmarsat unveils Digital Yacht initiative to help the superyacht, yachting, explorer and racing communities with the sector’s digitalization

Inmarsat ambassador Nick Moloney presents Digital Yacht series exploring potential of reliable connectivity and digital solutions to revolutionise yachting (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced the … Read the full press release

Savills launches Strategic Advisory EMEA service to advice on distressed assets as well as diligent underwriting for new acquisitions

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills (LON: SVS), one of the world’s leading property advisors, has announced it is expanding its offer to include a dedicated Strategic Advisory EMEA team, bringing together the firm’s multi-disciplinary expertise from across … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce marks World Bee Day with the launch of new apiary project in Dubai and the appointment of its first‑ever Junior Beekeeper

(PRESS RELEASE) GOODWOOD, UK, 20-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British luxury automobile maker, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces the appointment of Poppy Liddle from Selsey as its first‑ever Junior Beekeeper at the Goodwood Apiary. Appointment follows story in the Chichester Observer concerning the theft … Read the full press release

Visa donates to the UEFA Foundation for Children

Visa to make €50,000 donation following this weekend’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final Winner of the Player of the Match Award can choose which charity or project will receive the donation UEFA Foundation for Children currently supports 168 humanitarian and … Read the full press release

Winners of the inaugural SAS global Hackathon announced

From saving lives of first responders to exploring manure recycling, the winners transformed data into decisions. (PRESS RELEASE) MARLOW, UK, 14-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Analytics leader SAS announces the winners of the first-ever SAS global Hackathon. Throughout March, SAS brought … Read the full press release

Virgin Media teams up with TV personality Tom Read Wilson to unveil series of lockdown lifting life hacks

TV star Tom Read Wilson and Virgin Media help Brits ease into a faster-paced routine with a series of lockdown lifting life hacks To help the country bounce back into the swing of things, Virgin Media has enlisted the help … Read the full press release

Lightsource bp secures planning approval for Wellington North solar farm in ‎New South Wales, Australia ‎

The solar farm is adjacent to Lightsource bp’s 200MWdc Wellington solar farm which is ‎currently under construction. Once operational, the solar hub with a combined installed ‎capacity of 600MWdc could become the state’s largest solar project Lightsource bp’s solar hub … Read the full press release

Aviva completes sale of its entire shareholding in AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat AS

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational insurance company Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces completion of sale of its entire 40% shareholding in the Turkish life insurance and pensions joint venture, AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat AS (“AvivaSA”), to Ageas … Read the full press release