Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Artistic Expression and Empathy: UEA’s Refugee Week Art Displays Illuminate Stories of Sanctuary Seekers

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia (UEA) is hosting Refugee Week from March 1st to 8th, featuring two collaborative art exhibitions: “Finding Home in Education” and “Families Beyond Boundaries.” The first exhibition showcases posters created by sanctuary seekers exploring … Read the full press release

Global Warming Amplifies Risks: UEA-Led Study Warns of Heightened Climate Threats to Developing Countries

(IN BRIEF) A research program led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) has quantified how climate change risks increase at a national scale with rising global temperatures. Focusing on six countries including Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and India, … Read the full press release

Schroders Tops Forest 500 Assessment for Second Consecutive Year, Urgent Action Needed on Deforestation

(IN BRIEF) Schroders celebrates its recognition as the leading financial institution in Global Canopy’s Forest 500 annual assessment, reaffirming its commitment to addressing deforestation in investment operations and supply chains. The report, evaluating companies and financial institutions across key commodities, … Read the full press release

San Francisco Retains Top Spot in Schroders’ Global Cities Index, London Climbs to Second Place

(IN BRIEF) San Francisco maintains its leading position in Schroders’ Global Cities Index for the second consecutive year, driven by the resilience of its tech sector despite social challenges. London ascends to second place, surpassing its 2023 ranking, despite slower … Read the full press release

Danish Ministry of Defence Partners with BAE Systems for CV90 Fleet Maintenance

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has inked a 15-year framework agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence to provide repair and maintenance services for the Danish Army’s CV90 fleet, valued at approximately $400 million. This agreement ensures sustained operational readiness for … Read the full press release

Barclays’ Omar Faruqui Appointed Director General of UK Takeover Panel

(IN BRIEF) Omar Faruqui, Barclays’ Co-Head of M&A for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has been appointed as the Director General of the UK Takeover Panel, commencing a two-year secondment from Barclays starting May 1, 2024. The UK Takeover Panel, … Read the full press release

Vodafone and Broadcom’s Collaborative Effort to Optimize Network Performance at MWC 2024

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone and Broadcom, showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2024, present a collaborative solution aimed at enhancing network performance amidst the proliferation of bandwidth-consuming short video clips. By leveraging innovative technology co-developed by both companies, content providers can … Read the full press release

Bentley Residences Miami: Where Luxury Living Meets Automotive Artistry

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors, in collaboration with Dezer Development, has broken ground on Bentley Residences Miami, the first-ever Bentley-branded residential tower, located on an exclusive oceanfront stretch in Sunny Isles Beach. Featuring 216 private residences with innovative car lifts and … Read the full press release

EBRD Hosts Western Balkans Investment Summit, Spotlighting Regional Potential

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) convened the Western Balkans Investment Summit 2024 in London, welcoming the heads of government from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The summit aimed to showcase … Read the full press release

EBRD Reinforces Commitment to Türkiye’s Tech Sector with Follow-On Investment in Dgpays

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has solidified its support for Türkiye’s burgeoning technology sector by investing in Dgpays, a rapidly expanding tech firm. Partnering with Truffle Capital, the EBRD’s follow-on investment in Dgpays underscores its … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €30 Million in Sustainable Real Estate Projects Across Baltic and Eastern Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is bolstering sustainable real estate initiatives in the Baltic states and central and eastern Europe with a €30 million investment in UAB Urban Hub Holding, a joint venture with UAB … Read the full press release

BP Announces Cash Tender Offer for Notes

(IN BRIEF) BP p.l.c. has initiated a cash tender offer through its subsidiary, BP Capital Markets p.l.c., to acquire any validly tendered and accepted Notes issued by the Offeror, up to an aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000,000. The Tender Offer, … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Spearheads Trade Innovation: Joins WaveBL for Digital Bill of Lading Transfer

(IN BRIEF) Lloyds Bank makes history as the first UK bank to integrate with the WaveBL electronic trade documentation platform, revolutionizing international trade processes for its clients. By leveraging blockchain-based electronic Bills of Lading (eBLs), Lloyds Bank facilitates swift and … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €2.5 Million in Kyiv Medical University for New Campus Amidst Ukrainian Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is allocating €2.5 million to Kyiv Medical University (KMU) to establish a new campus in Poland, providing critical support amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. With a strategic focus on … Read the full press release

BMT Unveils CAIMEN® Large Design to Enhance Australia’s Amphibious Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) BMT, a global leader in ship design and technical consultancy, has unveiled the CAIMEN® Large design, strategically positioned to bolster Australia’s Landing Craft-Heavy (LC-H) requirements amid the nation’s focus on enhancing amphibious capabilities in littoral environments. Graeme Nayler, … Read the full press release

Voydeya Recommended for EU Marketing Authorization as PNH Treatment Add-On

(IN BRIEF) Voydeya (danicopan), a first-in-class oral Factor D inhibitor, has been recommended for marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) as an add-on to ravulizumab or eculizumab for adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) who experience residual haemolytic … Read the full press release

GSK’s Gepotidacin Shows Promise as Gonorrhoea Treatment: Positive Results from EAGLE-1 Trial

(IN BRIEF) GSK plc has announced positive headline results from the pivotal EAGLE-1 phase III trial for gepotidacin, an oral antibiotic aimed at treating uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhoea in adolescents and adults. The trial demonstrated gepotidacin’s non-inferiority compared to the current … Read the full press release

Reflecting on 27 Years: Stagecoach-Supertram Partnership

(IN BRIEF) After a remarkable 27-year partnership, Stagecoach and Supertram in South Yorkshire are parting ways as Supertram operations transition to the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) on March 21, 2024. Throughout their tenure, the Supertram team has provided … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Shortlisted for ‘Employer of the Year’ at 2024 Ex-Forces in Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, has been recognized as a finalist in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category at the 2024 Ex-Forces in Business Awards for its commitment to employing veterans and building an inclusive … Read the full press release

ZEISS and University of Oxford Collaborate to Advance Biomedical Imaging

(IN BRIEF) The University of Oxford and ZEISS have inaugurated the Oxford-ZEISS Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Imaging, promising cutting-edge microscopy and imaging technologies to further research in global health and disease. This collaboration between the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, … Read the full press release

Sainsbury’s Launches Dedicated ‘Best of British’ Page to Spotlight Locally Sourced Products Online

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has introduced a dedicated ‘Best of British’ page on its groceries website, showcasing over 450 100% British-sourced grocery items. This initiative aims to make it easier for customers to find and purchase … Read the full press release

INEOS Automotive Introduces the INEOS Fusilier: A 4X4 with Dual Powertrain Options

(IN BRIEF) INEOS Automotive has revealed its latest model, the INEOS Fusilier, marking a milestone in the company’s commitment to zero-emission vehicles. Offering both all-electric and range-extender electric powertrain options, the Fusilier promises exceptional off-road performance without compromising on-road capabilities. … Read the full press release

EBRD Hosts Western Balkans Investment Summit 2024 to Foster Regional Development and Green Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is set to convene the Western Balkans Investment Summit 2024 at its London headquarters, gathering prime ministers from six Western Balkans nations alongside international investors. Scheduled for February 26, the … Read the full press release

EBRD and Banque du Caire Partner to Empower MSMEs and Women Entrepreneurs in Egypt with US$50 Million Financing Package

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a financing package of US$50 million (€46 million) for Banque du Caire (BDC), a prominent Egyptian bank, aimed at bolstering support for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) … Read the full press release

EBRD Provides €6 Million Loan to KAM for Expansion and Green Initiatives in North Macedonia

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a €6 million loan agreement with KAM, a leading food retailer in North Macedonia, aimed at supporting the company’s expansion plans and green initiatives. KAM intends to utilize … Read the full press release

Vodafone and Recommerce© Unveil Sustainable Shift: Europeans Favor Refurbished Phones

(IN BRIEF) The latest Recommerce© Barometer, presented in collaboration with Vodafone during Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, reveals a significant surge in European consumer interest in refurbished smartphones. Key findings indicate that over half of Europeans are now open … Read the full press release

Early Forest Fire Detection System Launched in Laguna Primera de Palos Wetland by Vodafone and CEPSA

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone and CEPSA have teamed up to protect the Laguna Primera de Palos wetland in Huelva, Spain, using an innovative IoT solution. The system, powered by solar panels, detects forest fires early by identifying initial combustion particles. Successfully … Read the full press release

Comprehensive Review in The Lancet Explores Atrial Fibrillation Risk Factors and Management

(IN BRIEF) A recent comprehensive review published in The Lancet Regional Health Europe offers insights into the risk factors and management strategies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a prevalent heart rhythm disorder affecting millions globally. Conducted by researchers from the University … Read the full press release

EBRD Commits €10 Million to GapMinder Fund II to Foster Tech Innovation in Romania and Beyond

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated €10 million to GapMinder Fund II, managed by Romanian venture capital firm GapMinder, to support early-stage technology-driven companies primarily in Romania and other EBRD regions. This investment aims … Read the full press release

ABP Hosts ECG Maritime Meeting, Showcasing Automotive Industry Hub

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP) is hosting the inaugural ECG Maritime & Ports Working Group meeting at its Grimsby port, a pivotal location in the UK’s automotive sector. ABP’s Humber ports, including Grimsby and Immingham, handle over 700,000 vehicles … Read the full press release

ABP Appoints Francis Paonessa as Capital Projects Director to Drive Growth Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, is intensifying its focus on growth and strategic development with the creation of a new role, Capital Projects Director. Francis Paonessa, with extensive experience in delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, … Read the full press release

The latest on quantum computing in Europe, January 2023 – February 2024

(IN BRIEF) Europe has made significant progress in quantum computing with investments, partnerships, and innovations. Highlights include a €3.5 million investment in LioniX International by the University of Twente, and T-Systems offering cloud access to IBM’s quantum systems. Other developments … Read the full press release

Anglo American Acquires Vale’s Serpentina Iron Ore Resource for Integration into Minas-Rio Mine

(IN BRIEF) Anglo American plc announces its acquisition of Vale SA’s high-quality iron ore resource, Serra da Serpentina, to integrate it into its Minas-Rio mine in Brazil. This transaction, facilitated by Vale’s contribution of Serpentina and cash, enables Anglo American … Read the full press release

INEOS Automotive and BASF Forge Strategic Partnership for Automotive Refinish Solutions

(IN BRIEF) INEOS Automotive and BASF’s Coatings division have entered a global agreement to advance automotive refinish body and paint development, aiming to surpass industry standards. The partnership focuses on delivering sustainable refinish solutions, digital color-matching solutions, and training to … Read the full press release

Schroders Solutions Guides Vector Pension Scheme to £114 Million Bulk Annuity Buy-In

(IN BRIEF) Vector Pension Scheme, a client of Schroders Solutions, has completed a £114 million bulk annuity buy-in with Standard Life, securing retirement benefits for its 1,800 members. Schroders Solutions, with its vast global capability, collaborated closely with Vector Pension … Read the full press release

UK Energy Transition Outlook 2024: DNV Highlights Need for Policy Clarity

(IN BRIEF) DNV, a leading independent energy expert, released its 2024 UK Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) report, highlighting the urgent need for the UK Government to prioritize long-term policy clarity and consistency to drive the transition away from fossil fuels. … Read the full press release

BT Group Sells Iconic BT Tower for £275m to MCR Hotels for Transformation into Landmark Hotel

(IN BRIEF) BT Group has reached an agreement to sell the iconic BT Tower to MCR Hotels for £275 million. MCR Hotels, known for preserving historic landmarks, plans to repurpose the tower into a hotel, securing its status as a … Read the full press release

SCC Expands Managed Services with Acquisition of Resonate, Bolstering Microsoft Teams Expertise

(IN BRIEF) SCC, a European technology solutions and services firm, has announced the acquisition of Resonate, a leading provider of cloud voice and collaboration services based on Microsoft Teams. This strategic move marks SCC’s third acquisition in the past year … Read the full press release

Bristol Veterinary School Marks 75 Years of Leading Veterinary Medicine and Conservation

(IN BRIEF) In 2024, the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School commemorates 75 years of excellence in educating veterinary professionals and spearheading advancements in veterinary science. Established in 1949 following recommendations from the Loveday Committee, the school has evolved into a … Read the full press release

Report Offers Immediate Solutions to Lift One Million People Out of Poverty

(IN BRIEF) A report co-authored by a University of York academic and published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Changing Realities outlines costed recommendations to alleviate poverty for one million people overnight. The recommendations include increasing core … Read the full press release