Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read: today we have pledged to become fully ‘net zero’ by 2040

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone (LON: VOD), a British multinational leader in technology communications, has announced today that it committed to reducing the company’s total global carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2040. In addition, the group … Read the full press release

Aviva plc to sell its holdings in Aviva Vita to UBI Banca for €400 million

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc (LON: AV), a British multinational insurance company, has announced that it will divest its entire 80% shareholding in the Italian life insurance joint venture, Aviva Vita S.p.A., to its partner UBI … Read the full press release

Cebr’s study for FairFuel UK: forcing people to use electric vehicles would make car ownership unaffordable for the poorest

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), one of the UK’s leading economics consultancies, has released its commentary on UK Gov’s green agenda which has started to emerge in a series of … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) approved in the US for new four-week 1,500mg fixed-dosing option

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 20-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LON: AZN), a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, has announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Imfinzi (durvalumab) for an additional dosing option, a 1,500mg fixed dose every four … Read the full press release

The Bentley Collection introduces a range of exquisite festive gifts

The Bentley Collection presents a range of exquisite festive gifts to satisfy every wishlist Stylish and luxuriant Bentley branded accessories for men, women,  children and the home Also includes selection of gifts for golfers, motorsport aficionados and Bentley enthusiasts Exciting … Read the full press release

Unilever launches ambition to help people transition towards healthier diets and reduce environmental impact of global food chain

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever announces new annual global sales target of €1 billion within the next five to seven years, from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The launch of The Vegetarian Butcher … Read the full press release

Visual Data Media Services to Partner with Endeavour Capital for Next Phase of Growth

Visual Data Media Services to Partner with Endeavour Capital for Next Phase of Growth

Investment will fuel organic and M&A growth as entertainment industry needs continue to grow (PRESS RELEASE) LOS ANGELES, Calif., United States, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Visual Data Media Services, a leading entertainment services company serving studios and distributors globally with … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial once again is the leader in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment Industry Group in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI),  a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence, has announced that is has been … Read the full press release

Vodafone in H1 FY21: increased confidence in our full year outlook on resilient first half performance

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Group Plc (LON: VOD), a British multinational leader in technology communications through mobile, fixed, broadband and TV, has released its H1 FY21 results (ended 30 September 2020) delivering on its strategic priorities … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered and CDC Group ramp up their trade finance programme to help business sectors impacted by COVID-19 across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered (LON: STAN), a leading international banking group, and CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, have announced an additional US$100 million commitment to their existing master risk participation agreement. … Read the full press release

Haizol Expand its Capabilities into Motorcycle Manufacturing & Custom Made Bike Parts

Haizol Expand its Capabilities into Motorcycle Manufacturing & Custom Made Bike Parts

Haizol introduces high quality OEM automotive parts at competitive prices. From prototypes to mass production, parts and whole product manufacturing (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Haizol entered the market as a manufacturer of metal and plastic parts and … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s Passenger Confidence Tracker: Over 80 percent of airline passengers unlikely to return to their previous travel routines post COVID-19

Inmarsat’s ‘Passenger Confidence Tracker’ is the largest global survey since the pandemic began, revealing attitudes of almost 10,000 airline passengers Eight in ten air passengers say their travel habits will change as a result of COVID-19, with 41 per cent … Read the full press release

bp’s Lingen refinery in Emsland will deploy electrolyser technology at large scale to showcase real-life use of renewable hydrogen

(PRESS RELEASE) FREDERICIA, 10-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ørsted (CPH: ORSTED), Denmark’s largest energy company, and bp (LON: BP), a British multinational oil and gas company, have announced they will partner over the development of a potential large-scale renewable hydrogen project … Read the full press release

BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham to accelerate the development of advanced sensing technology

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 6-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New collaboration between BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham will see the development of Advanced sensing technologies which have the potential to benefit aspects of everyday life. BAE Systems and the University … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered welcomes Michael Spiegel as its Global Head, Transaction Banking

Kai Fehr joins Bank as Head of Trade Lisa Robins retires from banking after distinguished career (PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 6-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational banking and financial services company, Standard Chartered announces the appointment of Michael Spiegel as Global … Read the full press release

Savills: European hotel occupancy rates grew to 38.6% in Q3 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills (LON: SVS), a global real estate services provider, has released its insight on to the European hotel occupancy during the third quarter of 2020. According to the research, pricing shifts in Europe’s … Read the full press release

Hydro’s low-carbon aluminium and expertise selected for Arksen’s sustainable vessel project

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 4-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro, aluminium and renewable energy company, has been selected by UK-based marine adventure company Arksen to provide low-carbon aluminium and aluminium expertise for its sustainable vessel design. The partnership with aluminium producer Hydro … Read the full press release

Empa / Aerial Robotics Lab: Smart drones equipped with sensors to boost the amount and precision of environmental and ecological data

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, 3-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, and Imperial College London, a public research university with focus on excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business, have announced that they … Read the full press release

Accenture extends partnership with The Alan Turing Institute to deliver cutting edge AI and Data Science research and development in the UK

Five-year extension signed to expand existing collaborative research partnership to help deliver on the promise of artificial intelligence in the UK (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for … Read the full press release

Animated comedy series The Epic Adventures of Morph joins family friendly entertainment available on Sky Kids

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 28-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sky Kids announces the debut of a brand new action-packed stop-frame animated comedy series from Aardman, The Epic Adventures of Morph. The 15-five minute episodes, the longest season of Morph yet, will air … Read the full press release

Large-scale study by University of Cambridge: globalisation may be decreasing the security of global supply chains

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge researchers have just released their large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources finding that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, … Read the full press release

Inmarsat announces shortlisted candidates of ‘Open Innovation Challenge’ for crew welfare

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, announces the three finalists to the ‘Open Innovation Challenge’, a global competition aimed at identifying new technologies to benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing … Read the full press release

Aviva welcomes Mohit Joshi and Jim McConville to its Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational insurance company, Aviva plc announces the appointment of Mohit Joshi and Jim McConville as Independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 December 2020. Jim and Mohit bring significant experience … Read the full press release

Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited and NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS sign Memorandum of Understanding

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, UK / BERGEN, Norway, 21-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited (SCEU) and the Norwegian research institute, NORCE, have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which strengthens the two organisations’ commitment to ongoing collaboration in … Read the full press release

LAURETI DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST MOBILITY OPERATING SYSTEM

(PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Laureti, a pioneering mobility technology company, reveals MiRA.OS– a first-of-its kind mobility operating system designed to deliver a dedicated passenger-centric experience. The central rationale of the operating system supports passenger wellness, productivity and connectivity—in … Read the full press release

China’s manufacturing industry continues to expand according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index figures, with Haizol at the forefront of the growth

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Caixin China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) measures the performance within the manufacturing sector, and is based on over 400 private industrial companies in China. The PMI shows a steady figure … Read the full press release

Arriva Group: The new three-year contract is positive recognition of CrossCountry’s stewardship since 2007

(PRESS RELEASE) SUNDERLAND, UK, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Arriva Group, a multinational public transport company, has responded to the announcement by the UK Government made on 16 October 2020 of a new three-year contract for CrossCountry Trains. David Brown, Managing … Read the full press release

2020 John McGahern Annual Book Prize is now open for submissions

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies announces that its John McGahern Annual Book Prize for the best debut novel or short story collection by an Irish writer or writer resident in … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool leads new global project on understanding the effects of COVID-19 on the brain

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A new global project has been established to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain. The COVID-Neuro Global programme, led by the University of Liverpool in cooperation with five leading research … Read the full press release

Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM to connect 732 fishing vessels active in the Maldives Economic Exclusion Zone to Inmarsat’s Fleet One maritime broadband services

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, British mobile satellite telecommunications company, has announced that together with Cobham SATCOM, provider of mission critical products and services at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for over 75 years, … Read the full press release