Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Natixis to support low-carbon and climate resilient economy by joining the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program

Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program to support investment towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. PARIS/LONDON, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program, an international network of financial actors … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber Center located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation in downtown Augusta

BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber Center to to grow its presence. FARNBOROUGH, 11-Jan-201 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank recognised for its CommunITy Hackathons initiative with the #FinTechforGood Award at the Banking Technology Awards in London

Bank staff joined coding competitions to create apps for UK charities Cure Leaukemia and Autistica FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank’s innovative global hackathons recently won the #FinTechforGood Award at the Banking Technology Awards in London. The bank … Read the full press release

Newcastle University honorary degree awardee Martin Luther King shortlisted in BBC’s Icons history programme

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Civil rights leader Martin Luther King and famed diplomat and archaeologist Gertrude Bell are featured in a new BBC series where members of the public vote for the 20th century’s greatest icon. Towering figures … Read the full press release

Newcastle University to create an online archive of all the headstones, plaques, statues and other memorials dedicated to animals

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Historical memorials The Victorian era is often regarded as a pivotal moment in British society’s attitudes towards animals. It was during this period that the RSPCA was established and several new institutions introduced … Read the full press release

London Economics Report: University of York monetary and social value for the UK economy is £1.8 billion

YORK, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The report demonstrates the monetary and social value of the University of York locally, nationally and internationally. It addresses the economic impact of teaching and learning; research and knowledge exchange; international students; and University and student … Read the full press release

Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations as part of new eight-year contract

As part of the eight-year contract Arriva will add six new routes to its existing Warsaw operations New bus services in Warsaw reinforce Arriva’s position as one of the leading private bus operators in Poland 34 new buses feature air … Read the full press release

Study: social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape

BRISTOL, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions. As reported … Read the full press release

Researchers used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner

BRIGHTON, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner. The … Read the full press release

The European artist Santiago Ribeiro exhibit in London, UK, for the first time and leads the Surrealism Now exhibition to the Portuguese city of Marinha Grande

Chelsea, London 22 – 24 February 2019 Marinha Grande, Vieira de Leiria 26 January – 31 March 2019 COIMBRA / LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The art of the Portuguese artist Santiago Ribeiro will be for the first time in … Read the full press release

Professor of Chemistry at Trinity, Sylvia Draper won the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) David Brown Award

DUBLIN, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor of Chemistry at Trinity, Sylvia Draper, has won the prestigious Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) David Brown Award. She received the award at the Inorganic Ireland Symposium in Queen’s University Belfast where she gave … Read the full press release

UK DFID announced further support to clear explosives from schools, hospitals and roads in Iraq

More than a million Iraqis whose lives were devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to UK aid funded mine clearance work. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — More than a million Iraqis whose lives have … Read the full press release

Neil Bush to succeed Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the UK’s Delegation to the OSCE

Mr Neil Bush is to succeed Ms Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the United Kingdom’s Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in March 2019. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Neil Bush has been appointed … Read the full press release

ABP to provide storage site for 37 wind turbine blades destined for the world’s largest offshore windfarm, the Hornsea One Project

LONDON, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP has secured a 12-month contract with Siemens Gamesa for providing a storage site for 37 wind turbine blades destined for the world’s largest offshore windfarm, the Hornsea One Project. To accommodate the expanding business of … Read the full press release

Burberry celebrates family traditions and togetherness during the festive period in its new Chinese New Year campaign

LONDON, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Burberry has today unveiled its new Chinese New Year campaign, celebrating family traditions and togetherness during the festive period. The campaign, shot and directed by photographer Ethan James Green, stars Chinese actresses and Burberry brand … Read the full press release

Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance warn of the risks for research, staff and students if UK leaves EU without deal

LONDON, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — University leaders have written to politicians and government to warn of the risks for research, staff and students if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. In an open letter to MPs, Universities UK, the Russell … Read the full press release

Russell Group: 3% decrease in the number of EU students enrolling on courses this academic year (2018/19)

LONDON, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New data collected from Russell Group universities in December 2018 suggest there has been a 3% decrease in the number of EU students enrolling on courses this academic year (2018/19), with the biggest drop in post-graduate research … Read the full press release

Co-op to open 100 new food stores during 2019 as it builds on its convenience strategy

MANCHESTER, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op has plans to open 100 new food stores during 2019 as it builds on its convenience strategy to get closer to its members and customers. In addition to opening new stores, the retailer – which has … Read the full press release

Birmingham is the home of British Gas’ 6 millionth smart meter

British Gas has installed 6 million smart meters in homes and offered smart meters to all eligible customers British Gas is leading the smart meter roll out with more installed than any other supplier, despite slower take-up than the government … Read the full press release

List of Loughborough University 2018 researches related to child nutrition

Knowing what to feed your child to keep them healthy is only half the battle. LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As any parent knows, there is no guarantee that just because something is in front of them it will get … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport for GBP2.9 billion

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a … Read the full press release

Barclays research: getting ahead with your Christmas prep in the Boxing Day and January sales can be well worth it

Shopping for the following Christmas in the Boxing Day and January sales could save you £13,000 across your lifetime One in three Brits (34%) admit that they have done all their Christmas shopping in the Boxing Day and January sales … Read the full press release

Premier consumer goods company Newell Brands selects WPP as its communications partner for its portfolio of brands globally

NEW YORK, USA/ LONDON, UK, 20-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Newell Brands, a premier consumer goods company, has selected WPP (NYSE: WPP) as its communications partner for its portfolio of brands globally following a review of some of its agency relationships. In … Read the full press release

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL with new measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London

New measures to tackle congestion, reduce toxic emissions, improve air quality and protect health LONDON, 20-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mayor and TfL have unveiled a package of measures to reduce air pollution and congestion in central London, with the aim … Read the full press release

BMT to provide multiple marine monitoring systems for BP’s Mad Dog Phase 2 floating production facility in the Gulf of Mexico

Teddington, Middlesex, U.K., 20-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mad Dog Field is one of BP’s largest discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico. BMT will provide multiple marine monitoring systems for BP’s new semi-submersible floating production facility in Phase 2.  The Mad … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial: First-ever natural-gas vehicles in Africa, produced by IVECO BUS welcomed with great enthusiasm by Abidjan’s population

The Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, and the Transport Minister, Amadou Koné, officially handed the keys of the first Euro VI gas rapid transit Crealis buses to the CEO of the Abidjan Transport Company (SOTRA), Meité Bouaké. The … Read the full press release

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