Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

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

Aviva commits to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by 2040

Aviva takes on the most demanding target of any major insurance company in the world today (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational insurance company Aviva announces its plan to become a Net Zero carbon emissions company by … Read the full press release

PIONEERING DECENTRALISED SECURE MESSAGING PLATFORM MANYONE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON CENTRE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

(PRESS RELEASE) VANCOUVER, 24-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Manyone Inc., a pioneering technology venture in decentralization and digital identity, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a new strategic relationship with the globally renowned University College London (UCL) Centre … Read the full press release

Breakthrough delivery fiber to enable ultrafast high-power laser processing

(PRESS RELEASE) TAMPERE, Finland, 24-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The PULSE project has now packaged a unique fiber design into a rugged water-cooled laser-light cable ready to enable a new era in ultrafast light delivery for advanced manufacturing (Figure 1). Increased power … Read the full press release

Neptune Energy announces start-up of gas production at Gjøa P1 development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of Europe’s largest independent exploration and production companies Neptune Energy together with its partners Wintershall Dea, Petoro and OKEA announce that the Gjøa P1 development in the Norwegian sector of the North … Read the full press release

Total relies on DNV GL to enhance its operations in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL announces that it has secured a three-year services contract from Total E&P UK Lt to provide multiple services across the full portfolio of Total’s oil and gas assets in the UK … Read the full press release

HSBC Holdings Plc announces senior management team changes

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational banking and financial services organisation HSBC announces a number of changes to its senior management team. Nuno Matos is confirmed as the CEO of Wealth and Personal Banking with immediate effect. … Read the full press release

Adapt Fast or Disappear – Choosing the Right Supplier

Haizol Deliver Fast Lead Times & Quality Parts at speed in the lead up to Chinese New Year

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — We are moving more and more into an on-demand world, where the companies who embrace digitalization and agility thrive. We have witnessed that the companies surviving in this new era of manufacturing are … Read the full press release

EBRD supports green investments and women-led businesses in Turkey through US$ 100 million loan to Denizbank

Building resilience of the Turkish economy (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that it has provided US$ 100 million in new funds to Denizbank A.S. for on-lending to local businesses … Read the full press release

EBRD appoints key position to support its green and sustainable transition

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces the appointment of Harry Boyd-Carpenter as Managing Director, Green Economy and Climate Action, a key position for the Bank’s delivery of its goal to … Read the full press release

Anglo American welcomes Elisabeth Brinton to its Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational mining company Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces the appointment of Elisabeth Brinton as a non-executive director, effective 1 March 2021. Elisabeth Brinton is EVP of Global Renewables & Energy Solutions … Read the full press release

Panos Kakoullis appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces the appointment of Panos Kakoullis as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. Panos will be succeeding Stephen Daintith who is leaving Rolls-Royce, as previously announced with our … Read the full press release

Aviva announces new partnership agreement with UK cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational insurance company Aviva to help its protection customers living with cancer get access to the emotional, clinical and financial support they need through a new partnership agreement with leading UK cancer … Read the full press release

LOC successfully completes Marine Warranty Survey (“MWS”) services on the Tengizchevroil Project

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — LOC, part of the AqualisBraemar LOC Group, strengthens its position as the go to specialist for global energy construction projects with the successful completion of its Marine Warranty Survey (“MWS”) services on the … Read the full press release

Virgin Media to hire more than 400 new employees in 2021

More than 400 new apprenticeship, graduate and intern roles to be created at Virgin Media throughout 2021 offering the opportunity to learn on the job Virgin Media has more than doubled the number of roles available year on year, providing … Read the full press release

Anna Mossberg leder Nordens största privata AI-lab i Sverige: “Utan AI riskerar svenska företag att förlora sin konkurrensfördel.”

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, Sverige, 10-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Anna Mossberg, den nyutnämnda MD:n för Silo AI Sweden, tror att svenska företag riskerar att förlora sin konkurrensfördel utan AI. I sin nya roll siktar hon på att lösa de två stora … Read the full press release

What COVID-19 has taught us about manufacturing & the importance of a digital online marketplace

Haizol Deliver Fast Lead Times & Quality Parts at speed in the lead up to Chinese New Year

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — COVID-19 taught us numerous things when it comes to manufacturing. Throughout 2020, we saw countless industries and companies alike struggling to source materials, complete production, and get their product to the end user. … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered to implement Gloat’s solution to create upskilling and reskilling opportunities to its colleagues

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational banking and financial services company Standard Chartered Bank announces a multi-year strategic partnership with Gloat to enhance the Bank’s ability to use the best of its colleagues’ skills and experience for … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Australia on the integration of the most precise clock in the world at three JORN radar sites across Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 5-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems Australia, part of BAE Systems plc and one of the largest defence contractors in Australia, has announced it congratulates Adelaide-based technology company Cryoclock, the maker of the most precise clock in … Read the full press release

Croatia: EBRD to support Erste & Steiermärkische Bank’s bonds issuance with EUR 9 million

EBRD invests €9 million in bonds by Erste & Steiermärkische Bank Securities compliant with EU regulation Engagement to strengthen resilience and green agenda (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral … Read the full press release

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca confirmed safe and effective at preventing COVID-19

Increased efficacy with longer inter-dose interval Protection of over 70% starting after a first dose First indication of reduction in disease transmission of up to 67% (PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 3-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN), a British–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical … Read the full press release

Chinese New Year 2021: seafarers get extra 33% talk-time on Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband ChatCards

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the owner and operator of the world’s most reliable global satellite networks, has announced it is offering seafarers an extra 33% talk-time on Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband ChatCards in celebration … Read the full press release

Vodacom Foundation supports massive reforestation programme in Tanzania

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 2-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone announces that a project run by the Vodacom Tanzania Foundation and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) plans to improve the lives of around 12 million people in Tanzania (20% of the population) … Read the full press release

Vodafone partners with Nokia to test new broadband network technology running at the speed of 100 Gbps

Vodafone and Nokia record speeds of 100 gigabits-per-second in test of a new broadband network technology. 100 Gbps Passive Optical Network (PON) will power next generation cable and fibre broadband connections from 2030. 10 times faster than today’s multi-gigabit networks, … Read the full press release