Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

EY named Keith Strier as EY Global and Americas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leader, Advisory Services

LONDON, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the appointment of Keith Strier as EY Global and Americas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leader, Advisory Services. Based in Irvine, California, in his new role Keith will assume responsibility for setting the strategy and direction … Read the full press release

Inmarsat commissioned research reveals that agritech companies lack the staff and skills needed to take advantage of IoT solutions

New research finds that over 60% of agritech businesses need additional skilled employees to take full advantage of opportunities offered by IoT LONDON, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased … Read the full press release

Co-op Legal Services launches new service enabling people to start their divorce online

MANCHESTER, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — National family law provider, Co-op Legal Services has launched a fully comprehensive digital divorce service, enabling people to start their divorce online, supported by phone-based advice provided by experienced solicitors. Each year, more than 100,000 divorces are granted² … Read the full press release

New guidance on handling nanomaterials for manufacturers and workers in construction or demolition

Leicestershire, UK, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-cleaning windows, very high strength concrete and thin, lightweight, super-efficient insulation – just three examples of new building materials with impressive properties made possible by nanotechnologies that manipulate materials atom by atom. These unlock new … Read the full press release

MV COSCO Shipping Aries the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship descriptive note for its energy management system

20K TEU container ship built by NACKS has an energy management system cyber-certified by LR LONDON, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MV COSCO Shipping Aries, delivered to COSCOS today, is the first ever container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note … Read the full press release

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World Unprecedented participation expected from global leaders including 70 heads of state or government and 38 heads … Read the full press release

Vital components of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) detectors constructed in the UK and have now been shipped to CERN

SWINDON, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK has built an essential piece of the globally-anticipated DUNE experiment, which will study the differences between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in a bid to understand how the Universe came to be made up of matter. … Read the full press release

Graphics solutions: Inflexion Private Equity completes the buyout of Alston Elliot

LONDON, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion Private Equity is pleased to announce it has completed the buyout of Alston Elliot, a leading provider of premium data-driven graphics solutions for live sports broadcasts. Alston Elliot was founded in 1992, initially to provide computerised … Read the full press release

GKN plc rejects unsolicited acquisition proposal from Melrose Industries PLC: terms fundamentally undervalue the Company and its prospects

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Nanodomains: Universities of Exeter, Leeds and Cambridge researchers unveils new method to gain a greater understanding of signalling stations within the cells

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The complex and mysterious mechanisms that drive communication and reactions within human cells could be on the verge of being unravelled, due to a pioneering new technique. Researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Leeds and Cambridge … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: wild orangutans in Borneo treat joint and muscle inflammation with Dracaena cantleyi plant

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered that the same plant used by indigenous people on Borneo is also used by wild orangutans to treat joint and muscle inflammation. Borneo Nature Foundation scientists have been observing wild Bornean orangutans in … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon on view for the first time in a century

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thousands of fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon have been preserved for future generations to see thanks to University of Exeter experts. The shots – including famous locations in Exeter and Devon as they looked generations … Read the full press release

University of Exeter led researchers to examine commonly used social science techniques

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special feature of the journal Methods in Ecology … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter to become part of The Alan Turing Institute

LONDON, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We are delighted to announce that two universities—the University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter— are set to become part of The Alan Turing Institute. They will join our network of university partners, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick … Read the full press release

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) congratulates colleagues and members recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018

SWINDON, 12-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018. This year’s recipients were honoured for their vital work across a … Read the full press release

Prudential to host series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers

LONDON, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Prudential will begin 2018 by hosting a series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers. At the sessions, which run from 24 January to 22 March 2018 and cover 21 locations across the UK, Prudential’s … Read the full press release

Revealed: How to get the best value savings on your Spanish summer holiday

MALAGA, Spain, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — January is the busiest month for booking a summer holiday. With a little research and flexibility, you can bag a bargain beach holiday this summer for up to 60% cheaper than peak season rates. … Read the full press release

Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited and Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited to establish a bancassurance partnership in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (“SCB”), a leading bank in Thailand, and Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“Prudential Thailand”), a subsidiary of Prudential plc, have agreed to establish a bancassurance partnership to … Read the full press release

Robinsons Bank and Prudential’s subsidiary Pru Life UK establish bancassurance partnership in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gonkongwei-led Robinsons Bank and Prudential’s subsidiary Pru Life UK today announced the establishment of a strategic bancassurance partnership, in the Philippines at a press conference held at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila. Through this partnership, … Read the full press release

The new MINI: The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models

MUNICH, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models in the small car segment with a stylishly refined visual appearance and extensive technological advancements. The update for the MINI 3 door … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia research: shopping cart abandonment phenomenon much higher on mobile than on desktop-based online shopping

NORWICH, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shoppers hoping to bag a bargain in the post-Christmas sales are much less likely to go through with their purchases if they are using phones and tablets to buy goods online. This is because consumers often … Read the full press release

Newcastle University alumna Joy Labinjo will launch her first exhibition at Morley Gallery in London

Newcastle upon Tyne, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emerging artist Joy Labinjo who won one of the art world’s most generous prizes, will launch her first exhibition in London this month. Reflection and debate Joy, who graduated from Newcastle University with … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Professor Carol Rutter appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing Shakespeare’s best known play Hamlet

Coventry, UK, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Carol Rutter, Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discuss Shakespeare’s best known, most quoted … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: biotechnology firm VirionHealth receives non-dilutive funding worth up to $4.2 million from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Coventry, UK, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — VirionHealth Ltd, a new biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for respiratory viral infections, today announced that it has won non-dilutive funding worth up to $4.2 million from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Wellcome Trust funding for Cell Block Science programme

Fife, Scotland, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ground-breaking public engagement programme Cell Block Science, led by researchers at the University of St Andrews to deliver informal science learning to prisoners, receives £150k Wellcome Trust funding to roll-out nationwide. Cell Block Science is a … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham Professor James Arthur awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours

University of Birmingham academic Professor James Arthur has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to character and values education. BIRMINGHAM, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University alumni Andrew Ready, a leading surgeon, and Sabrina Francis, a … Read the full press release

Ian Tyler appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Amey Board

OXFORD, 05-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey is announcing today (January 2,2018) the appointment of Ian Tyler from January 2018 as Non-Executive Chairman of the Amey Board. Ian currently sits on the board of four organisations including Bovis Homes and BAE systems … Read the full press release

British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson visits Kuwait; meeting with HH The Amir of Kuwait

London, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson visits Kuwait today, Wednesday 3 January 2018, for the first time since his appointment in November 2017. During his visit he called on His Highness the Amir Sheikh … Read the full press release

UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice: next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force on 2 January, 2018

LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (2 January), fishermen targeting certain fish in the North Sea must land everything they catch as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced. The … Read the full press release

UK Competition and Markets Authority: Refresco and Cott merger could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets

The CMA has found that the merger of soft drink manufacturers Refresco and Cott could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets and leading household brands. LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Competition and Markets Authority has been carrying out an initial … Read the full press release