Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

BMT to provide engineering services for the Pengarang Deepwater Terminals development in Johor, Malaysia

Teddington, Middlesex, U.K., 19-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT has been appointed by a major international EPC contractor to provide engineering services for the Pengarang Deepwater Terminals development, a major petrochemical and petroleum terminal in Johor, Malaysia. Pengerang Deepwater Terminals has the … Read the full press release

EY Building a Better Working Europe survey: Skill shortages in Europe are damaging the growth prospects of companies and the continent’s economy

European companies struggle to recruit and retain talent with digital skills Almost half (48%) lack cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and robotics skills Digitally mature companies record higher productivity and better top-line growth LONDON, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skill shortages in Europe are … Read the full press release

Loughborough University students set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Loughborough University have set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table – a charity that ensures Leicestershire children, who would otherwise receive nothing, … Read the full press release

Sarwjit Sambhi to succeed Mark Hodges as CEO Centrica Consumer and will join the Centrica Board as an Executive Director

WINDSOR, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc (the ‘Company’) announces that after nearly 4 years with the Company Mark Hodges, Chief Executive, Centrica Consumer will be leaving on 28th February 2019 to take up a new role as Chief Executive of … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY announces acquisition of leading designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in the UK

STOCKHOLM, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has acquired Lorient, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in the UK with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. “I am very pleased to … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Cebr: oil price will cycle around $60 until the mid to late 2020s

Forecasting Eye  LONDON, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The announcement from the margins of the G20 that Russia and the Saudis were cooperating on oil pricing certainly gave a fillip to the oil markets. The Brent crude future rose from $58.76 per barrel … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Group ranked 82 (2017: 166) in the overall Britain’s Most Admired Companies (BMAC) 2018 survey

Bus and rail group rated sector leader for innovation and people development Management Today reputation survey of 250 companies across 25 sectors PERTH, Scotland, 10-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach Group has been rated one of Britain’s top three most admired transport … Read the full press release

Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

Siemens: Nemo Link connects the Belgian and the British power grid with a combination of subsea and underground cables

Nemo Link is the first transmission link between the two countries It enables transmission of 1,000 MW electricity using Siemens HVDC Plus technology Siemens built converter stations housing the state of the art HVDC equipment in both Herdersbrug (Belgium) and … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham part of government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis in London

NOTTINGHAM, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham is part of a major new government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis around parts of London. Led by Jaguar Land Rover, the ServCity pilot has won £11.15m from Innovate UK towards … Read the full press release

Skanska UK to provide facilities management services to the Ministry of Defence at Northwood HQ in Hertfordshire

STOCKHOLM, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska UK has been awarded a contract by Eastbury Park Limited to provide facilities management services to the Ministry of Defence at Northwood HQ in Hertfordshire. The contract is worth GBP 196 M, about SEK 2.3 … Read the full press release

Cloud hosting firm UKFast on track to deliver more than £53m revenue in 2018

MANCHESTER, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Impressive growth continues at one of the UK’s most innovative technology businesses, as cloud hosting firm UKFast reveals that it is on track to deliver more than £53m revenue in 2018. The result equates to a 13 … Read the full press release

Unilever to acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio (GSK HFD) of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Asia

LONDON/ ROTTERDAM, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Health Food Drinks portfolio (GSK HFD) of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in India, Bangladesh and 20 other predominantly Asian markets. The transaction consists of three elements: … Read the full press release

FIGO: rights-based advocacy to end Violence Against Women (VAW)

Violence Against Women (VAW) is a global issue, a public health issue and a human rights issue that violates autonomy and hinders development. It is wholly incompatible with FIGO’s vision of a world where women achieve the highest possible standards … Read the full press release

The first shipment of bauxite from Rio Tinto’s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia

Rio Tinto’s Amrun project in Queensland, Australia, has achieved a significant milestone, successfully making the first shipment of bauxite, six weeks ahead of schedule. LONDON, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The US$1.9 billion (A$2.6 billion) investment in Amrun will replace production from … Read the full press release

CAF to present its new digital platform LeadMind at the Rolling Stock Maintenance 2018 summit in London

BEASAIN, Spain, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CAF will take part in the next Rolling Stock Maintenance 2018 summit that will be held in London on December 4 and 5. This conference will present different practical case studies and experiences in saving … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca, Acerta Pharma, MedImmune to present at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego

27 scientific presentations, including long-term data from Calquence in mantle cell lymphoma and updated early-phase trial results in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia New data on six medicines and potential new medicines across a variety of blood cancers demonstrate breadth of haematology portfolio … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund made seed investment in WeTrip

InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, today announces seed investment in WeTrip, the digital platform making group holiday planning and booking simpler. Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund invests in group travel experience platform WeTrip InMotion Ventures backs … Read the full press release

The FP WHEB Sustainability Fund won the ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund’ award at Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The FP WHEB Sustainability Fund has won the award for ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund’ at Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018. The awards are aimed at fund managers and organisations who are at the … Read the full press release

BOURBON completes the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland

PARIS, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, BOURBON completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer. Bourbon Subsea Services’ experience in floating wind turbine … Read the full press release

WPP and Women Political Leaders to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WPP today announces a new partnership with Women Political Leaders (WPL) – the only global network of female politicians with a mission to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions … Read the full press release

WPP: Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson will unite to form Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data and technology agency

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WPP today announced that Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson will unite to form Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients. The new organisation will be distinctively positioned as … Read the full press release

Volkswagen selects WPP as its lead creative partner in North America

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen has named WPP as its lead creative partner in North America following a competitive review. Responding to VW’s emphasis on expertise in technology alongside outstanding creativity, WPP put forward a cross-company and multi-disciplinary team comprising … Read the full press release

New Holland Agriculture, ICAR and IARI to develop a holistic straw management solution and crop residue management in India

NEW DELHI, India, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), has initiated a three-year pioneer project, in partnership with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute … Read the full press release

ABP’s Port of Immingham recognised as the Best Dry Bulk Port at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

LONDON, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s Port of Immingham has been globally recognised as the Best Dry Bulk Port after winning the prestigious accolade at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards. The Immingham Bulk Park (IBP) which offers a premium dry … Read the full press release

QBE further expands SME product distribution by launching Office insurance on Open GI’s commercial platform, Powerplace

Business insurance specialist QBE has further expanded its SME product distribution by launching Office insurance on Open GI’s commercial platform, Powerplace. WORCESTER, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The launch will see the product available across all Open GI broker platforms including Mobius … Read the full press release

Chris Williams to lead LBBW’s Project Finance segment in Great Britain

Chris Williams heads up project finance business in Great Britain and Ireland STUTTGART, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Chris Williams has taken over the management of LBBW’s Project Finance segment in Great Britain. The 48-year-old comes from the Bank of Ireland, where … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo organised two events in London dedicated to the circular economy applied to food tech

• Innovation and circularity are key to feeding the planet in the future • Intesa Sanpaolo intends to become the first Impact Bank in the world also thanks to a systemic transition to the circular economy. • Two events dedicated to food in … Read the full press release

The Alan Turing Institute Fellows appointed to the board of the world’s first Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Board chaired by Roger Taylor includes experts from academia and industry such as Lord (Robert) Winston, world renowned expert in fertility and genetics The Alan Turing Institute is proud to announce two of its Fellows, Luciano Floridi (Chair of Data … Read the full press release