Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

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

EBRD welcomes Istanbul as the 47th member of EBRD Green Cities urban sustainability programme

EBRD President Renaud-Basso and Istanbul’s Mayor sign accord Turkish metropolis to scale up urban regeneration with new metro line EBRD to help design tailor-made environmental improvement plan for Istanbul (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announces that Istanbul, … Read the full press release

4 ways to build a more flexible supply chain

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Supply chains worldwide have experienced some level of turbulence in the last 18 month. The pandemic continues to cause disruption, as well as other events such as the obstruction of the Suez Canal … Read the full press release

#EarthDayImpact: Schroders employees to collectively reduce their carbon footprint in celebration of the Earth Day

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders (LON: SDR), a British multinational asset management company, has announced the firm is marking the Earth Day and its employees are taking further action to collectively reduce their carbon footprint and lead … Read the full press release

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EUROPE’S LARGEST DEDICATED CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS EVENT TAKES PLACE APRIL 28-30 ONLINE (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The CANNAVIST, the UK & Ireland’s essential guide to CBD & medical cannabis, presents CBD Live Europe, the biggest dedicated … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recognises its dealers around the world

Awards announced at a series of five virtual events, organised by region Categories reflect a range of business objectives and achievements (PRESS RELEASE) WESTHAMPNETT, UK, 16-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents this year’s awards … Read the full press release

EBRD supports Ukraine agribusiness main player Kernel Group

US$57 million EBRD loan to Kernel Group as part of US$200 million syndication Funds to benefit farmers and support Kernel’s climate action strategy (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that … Read the full press release

LBBW among top three export financiers worldwide according to TXF Export Finance Industry Report 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 15-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) announces that it has been once again named top bank for export finance according to the results of the London-based trade information service Trade & Export Finance’s (TXF) Export Finance … Read the full press release

LV= survey reveals how millions of Brits have become forced savers during the coronavirus pandemic

72% (38m) UK adults said that in the last 12 months their household saved money as a result of reduced spending due to Covid-19 (E.g. reduced commuting costs, childcare costs, eating out costs Those that saved money saved on average … Read the full press release

M&S launches new programme to support Select Farmers to become more resilient to environmental challenges

M&S launches industry-leading bee programme – introducing over 30 million bees to its Select Farms – to boost pollination, improve product quality and produce delicious British honey for its customers M&S raises the bar even further to offer more RSPCA Assured … Read the full press release

BT switches on 5G in 35 new places, to some of the UK’s most popular tourist landmarks, historical sites, and coastal locations

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BT announces that it is expanding its outdoor 5G coverage across the UK as restrictions gradually start to ease. In the past year, much of our socialising, working, learning and entertaining has been … Read the full press release

Halifax Buying vs Renting Review: First-time buyers are now saving more than £800 a year

(PRESS RELEASE) HALIFAX, 5-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — New Halifax data reveal that the gap between buying and renting has stretched by 8% in the past 12 months resulting to more than £800 savings a year for first-time buyers. The Halifax … Read the full press release

Cebr: This Easter garden centres and DIY stores to benefit from trend of Brits spending on home improvements

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) unveils its outlook on this year’s Easter retail sales in the UK. The Easter weekend has traditionally been one of the highlights for retailers with shoppers … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to continue its vital role in supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 2-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems announces that it has secured two contracts worth up to £1.3 billion for the extension of its key role in supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base. The contracts, which … Read the full press release

Australian Defence Force extends contract with Inmarsat

ADF-Inmarsat Australia sign AUS$221m contract extension to 2027 New virtual satellite operations centre enables ADF to control satellite use and monitoring directly (PRESS RELEASE) CANBERRA, ACT, Australia, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, … Read the full press release

Foundation Scotland partners with Made By Sport to support sports clubs in bringing sport into young people’s lives

(PRESS RELEASE) EDINBURGH, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Foundation Scotland announces its partnership with charity Made By Sport to offer the Clubs in Crisis Fund with the aim to give grants to local sports clubs and organisations to help support young … Read the full press release

BT’s new generation cloud-optimised connectivity solutions to upgrade Alstom’s global network

New BT managed network to support global leader’s smart mobility solutions and optimise connectivity to cloud (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 25-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BT announces that it will continue connecting Alstom’s global operations after signing a five-year contract with the … Read the full press release

Ricoh Europe to support the launch of SoftBank Robotics’ smart cleaning innovation

Dedicated Ricoh repair centre and 24/7 support to help make working lives easier (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Europe announces partnership with SoftBank Robotics EMEA (SBRE), creators of cobots (collaborative robots) designed to empower people in their … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered launches new Sustainable Trade Finance Proposition to help clients achieve more sustainable and resilient supply chains

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 23-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered announces the launch of its new sustainable trade finance solutions across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Standard Chartered’s Sustainable Trade Finance Proposition aims to help clients … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel the official logistics partner of SailGP

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 22-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel announces partnership with SailGP for the sponsorship of the global championship for the world’s fastest sail racing in class. Kuehne+Nagel, as the official logistics partner for the next three seasons, and SailGP … Read the full press release

Inmarsat participates in UK Space Agency project to develop telemetry services for rockets

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, announces that it has been awarded a National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) contract by The UK Space Agency for the development of an in-orbit … Read the full press release

Centrica launches new Fleet Charging Management System that breaks down barriers in accessing public charging networks

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, 11-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational energy and services company Centrica announces the launch of its new Fleet Charging Management System that answers the question of what happens when drivers need to charge their commercial vehicles while … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s outstanding support to airline and business aviation customers recognized at the Aviation Achievement Awards 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has been named ‘Satellite Network Provider of the Year’ at the Aviation Achievement Awards 2021. Judging panel hails Inmarsat’s outstanding support to airline and … Read the full press release

Nationwide Building Society invests in two branches in Leicester and Coalville

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 5-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British mutual financial institution, Nationwide Building Society announces that it has opened a new larger branch in central Leicester at 7-11 Humberstone Gate and also reopened newly refurbished Coalville branch at 32 Belvoir … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform enters the UK market through 50 MW deal with EnergieKontor for Longhill Burn wind farm in Scotland

(PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, 5-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa announces that it will supply EnergieKontor UK Ltd with eight industry-leading SG 5.8-155 turbines for the subsidy-free Longhill Burn wind farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. The 50 MW deal with … Read the full press release

Aviva announces the sale of its remaining Life and General Insurance businesses in Italy

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva’s transformation to focus on its strongest businesses continues and thus announces its exit from Italy with the sale of its remaining Italian Life and General Insurance businesses (“Aviva Italy”) for €873m in … Read the full press release

Allianz to consolidate its leading position in the Italian P/C market with the acquisition of Aviva Italia S.p.A.

Allianz to acquire the Italian P/C entity of Aviva Group, including  almost 500 agents Transaction worth 330 million euros (PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 4-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz S.p.A. announces the acquisition of Aviva Italia S.p.A., the Italian P/C entity of … Read the full press release

Accenture acquires supply chain and retail technology consultancy specialists REPL Group

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture expands its retail technology and supply chain capabilities with the acquisition of REPL Group (“REPL”), a U.K.-based technology consultancy specializing in solutions for supply chain, workforce management, store operations and retail customer … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Framo pumping systems to be used in the installation of Scotland’s largest offshore wind park Seagreen

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 2-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling announces that it will supply Saipen with Framo pumping systems for the foundations of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors names Nico Kuhlmann as the Regional Director of Asia Pacific

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs, Bentley Motors announces that it has appointed Nico Kuhlmann as the Regional Director of Asia Pacific, with effect from 1 March 2021. Kuhlmann succeeds … Read the full press release