Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Agritech: Inmarsat, ApisProtect to deploy IoT to connect apiaries around the world

Inmarsat delivers highly reliable hybrid satellite/cellular and LoRaWAN technologies to ensure that ApisProtect can provide services to beekeepers no matter how remote their location is Severe food shortages can occur across the world without a healthy bee population LONDON, 20-May-2019 … Read the full press release

One of the largest European telematics providers joins Michelin Group

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy in the Services & Solutions … Read the full press release

BAE Systems welcomes Tom Arseneault as president and chief operating officer

Farnborough, UK, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Tom Arseneault has been named president and chief operating officer of BAE Systems, Inc. and appointed to the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors. Jerry DeMuro will continue to serve as CEO for the … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports now owns majority shareholding in London Gatwick airport

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports completes the acquisition of a majority shareholding (50.01%) in London Gatwick airport. The airport is a freehold property and the UK’s second-largest airport. The transaction fits perfectly into the VINCI Concessions long-term … Read the full press release

LR certifies the Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) against the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS)

LONDON, 10-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s largest fishing association, the Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA), has become the world’s first ever certified as group certification under the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS). Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global certification body and … Read the full press release

UK based Ships Electronic Services Ltd joins Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä acquires UK based Ships Electronic Services Ltd (“SES”), a company specializing in navigation and communication electronics, installation, maintenance and repair services, mainly for commercial and leisure vessels. The acquisition strengthens Wärtsilä’s service offering in … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca will use BenevolentAI’s advanced AI to dive into its disease area expertise and massive datasets to gain insights into the complex disease biology

AstraZeneca / BenevolentAI artificial intelligence collaboration will accelerate drug discovery Potential new drugs discovery in the area of chronic kidney disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis CAMBRIDGE / LONDON, 30-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New partnership, announced today, by AstraZeneca and BenevolentAI … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Aviva plc

LONDON, 24-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva has announced that Aviva’s Group Chief Risk Officer Angela Darlington will assume the interim CEO position of UK Insurance as Andy Briggs has decided to step down as CEO UK Insurance and as a … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi … Read the full press release

Unilever to acquire premium U.S.-based wellbeing business in VMS category

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA, 19-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever to acquire a premium U.S.-based wellbeing business in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) category, OLLY Nutrition. OLLY Nutrition, established as a B Corp, was co-founded by Eric Ryan in 2014. … Read the full press release

Unilever named the most effective marketer by Effie for the sixth time

LONDON, 19-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever named the most effective marketer globally for the third year in a row in the 2019 Effie Index. The Effie Index is one of the most prestigious global marketing effectiveness rankings, from the insights … Read the full press release

UKFast pledges additional £3 million to its BASEfund contributing further to people’s safety and security online

The Cybersecurity Fund of UKFast tops £20m The fund provides up to £10,000 funding towards improving cybersecurity By year end UKFast is set to have given away a total of £20 million to protect its clients MANCHESTER, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Milestone: 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights for the ultra-reliable long distance business aircraft engine – the Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8

LONDON, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has just announced its Tay 611-8 engine has recently reached to 10 million flying hours milestone in after having had nearly 5 million flights. The engine was originally launched in 1987 and is powering … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover prepares tomorrow’s engineers for the self-driving future through its Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme

WHITLEY, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover is looking to inspire the next generation of software coders and talents with its Land Rover 4×4 In Schools programme. Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme gives tomorrow’s engineers the chance to learn … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines to power Air Premia’s 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

LONDON, 12-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Korean airline Air Premia to power 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology), the latest version of the Trent 1000 will be used … Read the full press release

Snowman releases new EP

“Inner Light” available on all major online stores LISBON, 10-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Snowman releases new EP “Inner Light”. A journey about life, people and hope. They’ll kick things off with a record release show for their new EP and … Read the full press release

UKFast doubles its DDoSX capacity; Amsterdam, Seattle, Manchester now part of the firm’s network

MANCHESTER, 5-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UKFast has just announced it is more than doubling its DDoSX capacity. The UK cloud technology firm will invest £4 million into its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation network. The investment is part of UKFast’s network … Read the full press release

Equinor Energy AS: drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3 part of production licence 885 finished: the well is dry

EDINBURGH, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 885, containing the Presto prospect, has just finished the drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3. Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility was responsible for the drilling of the well 36/1-3, and … Read the full press release

Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group announce executive team for new joint venture

LONDON, 27-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint venture between Schroders plc and Lloyds Banking Group plc, Schroders Personal Wealth announces its executive team. Schroders Personal Wealth will be launched later this year with the aim to help more people in … Read the full press release

Initial seed corn funding for the Mersey Basin project (AI-Enabled Materials Chemistry) by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund

LONDON, 22-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mersey Basin project has just won £50,000 seed funding, which is meant to help prepare the full bid, which, if successful, could deliver up to £50 million investment in the North West. The funding … Read the full press release

Airbus takes its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services to 2019’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus to exhibit its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services at this year’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia. Indeed, Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at … Read the full press release

David Clark, Lloyd’s Register’s newly appointed global energy director, to lead LR’s energy business transformation

LONDON, 12-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyd’s Register‘s newly appointed global energy director David Clark to lead the transformation of the energy business of Lloyd’s Register (LR). The company is planning to reposition the professional services portfolio for growth through the … Read the full press release

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye: 2018 was the best ever year at Heathrow

LONDON, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Heathrow reports 2018 as the best year in the airport’s history after eight years of consecutive growth. Commenting on an exceptional year at Heathrow, the airport’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “2018 was the best ever year … Read the full press release

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019: Nominations for BPG Radio Programme, Broadcaster and BPG Podcast announced

HOOK, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The radio nominations for the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards 2019 have just been announced. The winners will be named at the 45th BPG Awards lunch at Banking Hall in the City on Friday March 15th 2019. The BPG Awards … Read the full press release

Wind energy continues to grow as share in EU’s electricity mix

BRUSSELS, 21-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope report reveals that in 2018, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity, an increase from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore and … Read the full press release

New partnership between Lloyds Banking Group and Visa aims to ease access to cash across UK

LONDON, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New pilot cashback scheme, aimed at making it easier and more convenient for people to access cash in areas across UK where it might be challenging, is going to be launched in the UK by Lloyds Banking Group … Read the full press release

UKFast’s new One-Click Apps feature eliminates lengthy install processes on virtual machines

MANCHESTER, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UKFast introduces a new feature on its eCloud hosting portfolio that allows users to install popular applications on new virtual machines in seconds. The new One-Click Apps feature eliminates lengthy install processes and reduces the … Read the full press release

Destatis: United States remains the most important buyer of German goods in 2018; China still main trading partner

WIESBADEN, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has just released its preliminary results on Germany’s international trade for 2018. According to the data, China remains the biggest trading partner for Germany, already 3 years in a row.  Goods worth … Read the full press release

Ernst & Young LLP wins competitive tender process for Vodafone Group Plc statutory audit contract

LONDON, 15-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Group Plc competitive tender process for the statutory audit contract of the Group has been concluded with Ernst & Young LLP announced as the winner. Vodafone Group Board approved the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP following … Read the full press release