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Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Michael Spiegel joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank to strengthen its position as a leading transaction bank

Michael Spiegel joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Michael Spiegel has been nominated global Chief Trade Officer by Standard Chartered effective 2 January, 2020. He will be based Singapore and will report to Lisa Robins, Global Head of Transaction Banking. Michael … Read the full press release

Centrica champions on climate change disclosure

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, UK, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational energy and services Centrica proves itself once again to be the world leader for strategic action on climate change, said by CDP Worldwide. Based on the climate change report in 2019 … Read the full press release

EY Global will initiate their EY TaxChat™ this year

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ernst & Young (EY) Global Limited has announced its mobile tax preparation service application which will be available late of 2020. EY TaxChat is the first direct-to-consumer EY tax service which is designed by … Read the full press release

Amey appoints Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 highways maintenance and response contract

(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey announces the appointment of Lucy Fell as Account Director for the Area 10 Maintenance and Response contract. Lucy will lead the 15-year highways contract for Highways England, which went live in … Read the full press release

GRAHAM selected for Pagabo’s £10 billion national framework through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process

GRAHAM selected for Pagabo 10 billion national framework through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process

(PRESS RELEASE) Hillsborough, UK, 15-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM announced it has been selected through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process for Pagabo’s £10 billion national framework for major works. The expected value of Pagabo Major Works Framework will be … Read the full press release

Schroders names Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders announces the appointment of Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France. Yves will lead and further develop Schroders’ activities in France. He will report to Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe at Schroders. … Read the full press release

The 3rd largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia gets €100 million from EBRD to finance tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro

Suma Chakrabarti, EBRD President and Christoph Schoefboeck, President of the Management Board of EBC

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announced it is lending up €100 million to the third-largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia (EBC), part of Erste Group, in support of the tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro. The … Read the full press release

FIGO welcomes new Chief Executive Prof Mary Ann Lumsden

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 07-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — FIGO (International Federation Gynecology and Obstetrics) announces the appointment of Prof Mary Ann Lumsden as Chief Executive. Prof Lumsden is the Clinical Lead for Reproductive and Maternal Medicine and also, a Consultant Obstetrician … Read the full press release

Axiom Prepaid Holdings Caps Off Banner Year with a Prestigious Accolade for Its CEO

Steven Foster_Total Prestig

Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO, Steven Foster, will be featured on the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Results with High-Power Laser Technology will Transform Electric Vehicles

(PRESS RELEASE) TAMPERE, Finland, 30-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The northern lights are shining extra-bright in Tampere Finland this month as a major step forward in amplifying the power of lasers was achieved. For the first time a laser using similar … Read the full press release

Rio Tinto to return to full operations at Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa in January 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 30-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rio Tinto started the process of resuming operations at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa. Following discussions led by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, with all stakeholders about securing stability to … Read the full press release

Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire majority interest in Oris Dental, a leading Norwegian dental care provider

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire a majority shareholding in Oris Dental Holding AS, a leading Norwegian dental care provider. BDC will provide support to allow Oris Dental expand and realise its ambitious growth … Read the full press release

Bank of Scotland relaunches its Argyle Street branch with the latest in interactive digital technology

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bank of Scotland has announced it is reopening its completely overhauled Argyle Street branch following multi-million pound renovation. The branch in Glasgow has been designed to meet the changing needs of high street … Read the full press release

Equistone: WHP Telecoms enters the fibre market with the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd

Equistone: WHP Telecoms enters the fibre market with the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WHP Telecoms, private equity backed by Equistone, announced it is about to complete the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd (Sitec). With the deal the wireless telecommunications services provider WHP Telecoms will further … Read the full press release

Vodafone reduces its plastic waste with the roll out of new initiatives

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, UK, 6-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone replaces the standard credit card-sized SIM holder with a new half-sized format as part of its commitment to reduce its use of all non-essential plastics. This move reduces the amount of … Read the full press release

Neptune Energy begins seismic surveys in Petrel field located in the Bonaparte Basin of Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neptune Energy makes its first substantial investment in Petrel for five years with the start of seismic surveys in the extensive Petrel field, located in the Bonaparte Basin of Australia. The study will … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s pioneering GX Aviation and EAN connectivity solutions for the airline industry recognised at the World Travel Awards

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat named the ‘World’s Leading Inflight Service Provider’ for the third year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The world leader in global, mobile satellite communications was recognised for its … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce wins multi-million euros contract to provide safety I&C systems for the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce to provide safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems for the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (LABGENE), located in São Paulo, Brazil. LABGENE is currently under construction and which will be operated by the … Read the full press release

UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge welcomes 8 new SMEs from Central and Eastern European countries

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN/LONDON, 19-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit announces 8 new companies joining the UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge today. ELITE and UniCredit established UniCredit CEE Lounge to leverage the London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE platform to support the growth of … Read the full press release

Nils Andersen to succeed Marijn Dekkers as Chairman of Unilever

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ ROTTERDAM, 13-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever announces the appointment of Nils Andersen to succeed Marijn Dekkers as Chairman of Unilever. Marijn has decided to step down so that he can focus on his growing responsibilities as Founder … Read the full press release

Flexitarian? Burger King and Unilever launch plant-based Rebel Whopper powered by The Vegetarian Butcher

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 12-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Vegetarian Butcher teams up with Burger King brand to launch the plant-based Rebel Whopper. The new Rebel Whopper powered by The Vegetarian Butcher is being launched simultaneously in over 2,500 Burger King … Read the full press release

BP Ventures backs Mobility-as-a-Service Finnish start-up with €10 million investment

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP Ventures invests €10 million in MaaS Global. The Finnish-based start-up is a provider of digital mobility software designed to make transport easier and smarter. MaaS Global’s innovative Whim app provides users to … Read the full press release

Virgin Media partners with Vodafone to bring innovative new services including 5G to its customers

(PRESS RELEASE) HOOK, UK, 6-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media signs new Mobile Virtual Network Operator agreement with Vodafone UK. The five year deal will bring innovative new services, including 5G, to more than three million mobile customers and provide … Read the full press release

Santander takes over the majority stake in UK based Ebury for EUR 400 million 

Santander takes over the majority stake in UK based Ebury for EUR 400 million 

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 5-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK based Ebury, which is the best-in-class trade and foreign exchange facilitator for small and medium-sized companies has received €400 million (~£350 million) strategic investment from Banco Santander. Santander’s investment in Ebury will … Read the full press release

BAE Systems welcomes Caitlin Hayden as senior vice president of communications

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems, Inc. announces the appointment of Caitlin Hayden as senior vice president of communications. Caitlin will lead BAE Systems’ external and internal communications activities in support of key business campaigns, community investment … Read the full press release

EDF becomes a leader in battery storage in the UK with the acquisition of British start up Pivot Power

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Group acquires battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging specialist, Pivot Power. EDF, already the largest low carbon electricity producer in the UK, becomes a leader in battery storage with this … Read the full press release

Loughborough University welcomes first cohort of players into the Loughborough University National Tennis Academy

(PRESS RELEASE) LOUGHBOROUGH, UK, 22-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Tennis Academy officially opened its doors at Loughborough University to the next generation of talented British tennis players. Devised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the National Tennis Academy will … Read the full press release

carwow’s ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ — Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur

(PRESS RELEASE) CREWE, 18-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur named ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ by carwow. carwow’s team of in-house reviewers and writers, led by editorial director Mat Watson chose the award winners. The award was given … Read the full press release

Jason Windsor appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Aviva plc.

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 26-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva plc announces the appointment of Jason Windsor as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director with effect from 26 September 2019. In July 2019 Jason became Interim Chief Financial Officer and was previously … Read the full press release

TRAVEL NEWS: Malaga tops the list of best value city break destinations in Spain

Where to escape the winter blues for less with the City Breaks Cost Index report by Spain-Holiday.com (PRESS RELEASE) MALAGA, Spain, 20-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much … Read the full press release