Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

COVID-19: Ricoh 3D to produce 40,000 face shields per week for NHS medical workers

The first prototype was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours thanks to 3D printing technology and the strength of Ricoh’s supplier network

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Europe PLC, part of Japanese multinational document management solutions, electronics and IT services company Ricoh Group, announced it will support NHS medical workers in their fight with COVID-19 with 40,000 face shields … Read the full press release

BT Covid-19 update: broadband, mobile perform strongly; no job losses; CEO donates his salary

BT Covid-19 update: broadband, mobile perform strongly; no job losses; CEO donates his salary

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British telecom giant, BT has released its Covid-19 statement. During unprecedented connectivity demand across the country BT’s fixed broadband network, which is the nation’s communications backbone, and EE – UK’s number one mobile network, … Read the full press release

On behalf of Park Leisure 2000, Savills sells Allerthorpe Golf & Park Retreat in East Yorkshire

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills announces the sale of Allerthorpe Golf & Park Retreat near Pocklington, East Yorkshire to a local operator for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is on behalf of Park Leisure 2000 Ltd. Set … Read the full press release

COVID-19: UK start-up Lanterne to launch free app to help observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announces that UK start-up company Lanterne, has developed, and will soon launch, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective … Read the full press release

Hyperkalaemia: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved AstraZeneca’s Lokelma

Hyperkalaemia - Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved AstraZeneca’s Lokelma

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-led biopharmaceutical group AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) has announced that its Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) is now approved in Japan. It is used for the treatment of patients with hyperkalaemia (elevated levels of potassium … Read the full press release

Barclays strengthens senior client coverage in Asia Pacific region with new appointments

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays announces the appointment of Carrie Chen as Vice Chairman of Greater China Banking; and Sung-Min Chung as Head of Technology in Banking for Asia Pacific. The appointments will strengthen senior client coverage … Read the full press release

Total enters floating offshore wind market with the acquisition of 80% stake in project Erebus

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total enters floating offshore wind segment in line with its strategy to develop renewable energy. Total to acquire 80% stake in the pioneering floating wind project Erebus located in the Celtic Sea, in … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading logistics group Kuehne + Nagel has announced it will divest a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio. The NYSE listed transportation and logistics company XPO Logistics will take over … Read the full press release

EBRD now owns approximately 8.4 per cent stake in Addiko Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD now owns a stake of approximately 8.4 per cent of Addiko Bank AG. EBRD has swapped its indirect stake in the bank, which it held via a private special purpose vehicle, with … Read the full press release

Milena Mondini de Focatiis to succeed David Stevens as CEO of Admiral Group

(PRESS RELEASE) CARDIFF, UK, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Admiral Group plc announces the retirement of its Chief Executive Officer. David Stevens has notified the Board of his intention to retire from his position as Group CEO and as a director … Read the full press release

Polymer assemblies and components manufacturer Nylacast takes over Viva Nylons of Leicester, UK

Polymer assemblies and components manufacturer Nylacast takes over Viva Nylons of Leicester, UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LEICESTER, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — High-precision polymer assemblies and components manufacturer Nylacast has announced it has acquired Leicester, UK based Viva Nylons. Nylacast is backed by private equity firm Equistone and the deal is said to be part … Read the full press release

Savills welcomes new team members to its Chester and Manchester office as surge in activity seen in North West

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills welcomes two new team members to its Chester and Manchester office to strengthen its leisure and trade valuation business in the North West. Polly Graham has been transferred from Savills Oxford office, … Read the full press release

BP and Albert Heijn to expand retail cooperation across the Netherlands following successful pilot

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BP and Albert Heijn are extending their retail partnership to more than 100 locations throughout the Netherlands. Albert Heijn ‘to go’ shop’s tasty, fresh food and drinks for the road will soon be … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors to unveil the two-seat Grand Tourer Bentley Mulliner Bacalar on Tuesday 3 March

(PRESS RELEASE) CREWE, England, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors to unveil the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar at a digital press conference on 3 March 2020 at 08:30am GMT. The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is exquisitely hand-built by the oldest coachbuilder in … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Seadrill Limited

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMILTON, Bermuda, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Seadrill Limited welcomes Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen and Herman R. Flinder to its board of directors. Both will be replacing Eugene I. Davis and Scott D. Vogel who are stepping down from their current … Read the full press release

Burberry further invests in British fashion manufacturing with the opening of new training facility

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Burberry announces the opening of its new Centre for Manufacturing Excellence located at its Castleford site in Yorkshire. The new training facility aims to cultivate talent and protect the traditional, artisanal skills that … Read the full press release

Shaista Gohir OBE appointed as Women’s Voices Lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists announces the appointment of Shaista Gohir OBE as the next Women’s Voices Lead. Shaista will succeed Kate Brian, who has held the position since 2016. She will … Read the full press release

Skanska to build 25-storey commercial building in Central London for EUR 286 million

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 13-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska to construct the commercial office building 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London, UK. The contract worth around 286 million euros (GBP 240 M/ SEK 3.0 billion) was signed with Great Elm Assets … Read the full press release

Montagu announces the acquisition of RTI Surgical Holdings’ OEM business

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European private equity firm, Montagu Private Equity to acquire the OEM, sports and reconstructive surgery implants divisions of RTI Surgical Holdings. RTI’s OEM business has a global customer base for biologic, metal … Read the full press release

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has just announced AXA XL clients will now be using its Cyber Incident Response Service in order to respond and recover from cyberattacks. Accenture Security’s global … Read the full press release

BP / Shell: Alligin field starts oil production, performs better than initially expected

Alligin field starts oil production, performs better than initially expected

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Oil and gas giants BP, as an operator, and Shell, partner of BP with 50 percent, have announced early oil production from the Alligin field in the west of Shetland region, offshore United … Read the full press release

Glencore welcomes Kalidas Madhavpeddi to its Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, Switzerland, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore appoints Kalidas Madhavpeddi as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Kalidas has more than 30 years of experience in the international mining industry, including most recently as the CEO of China … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce closes sale of its North American nuclear services business to Westinghouse Electric Company

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces that it has completed the sale of its North American nuclear services business to Westinghouse Electric Company, a leading global nuclear business with a strong presence in North America. The recent … Read the full press release

Bentley EXP 100 GT the ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’ will be on display at the UNESCO world heritage site, Hotel des Invalides

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors proudly begins the year after receiving special recognition for its futuristic centenary concept car, the Bentley EXP 100 GT, at the prestigious French Festival Automobile International event. In the 35th annual … Read the full press release

EBRD names its new EU representative, Florentine Hopmeier

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announces the appointment of Florentine Hopmeier as new head of its Brussels office. She will start her role as the new EU representative today, 27th of January 2020. Florentine succeeds Gwilym Jones, … Read the full press release

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