Companies of the United Kingdom

New survey shows Vietnam among highest in online piracy in Southeast Asia

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 2:00am

In Indonesia, a similar YouGov survey found a massive 55% reduction in Indonesian consumers accessing piracy services with 28% of consumers admitting to accessing piracy websites in 2020, compared to 63% in 2019.

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  • In Indonesia, a similar YouGov survey found a massive 55% reduction in Indonesian consumers accessing piracy services with 28% of consumers admitting to accessing piracy websites in 2020, compared to 63% in 2019.
  • In Malaysia, a YouGov survey found a 64% decline in users accessing piracy sites in 2020 when compared to a similar YouGov survey in 2019.
  • In both countries a key variable for the decline in online piracy levels was the government\'s proactive piracy site blocking initiative.\nThe recent YouGov survey suggests that a regulatory site blocking mechanism would be supported by the majority of Vietnamese consumers.
  • Sample size: Vietnam n=1,057\nThe Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific.

Arqit announces BT contract and plan to create 2000 jobs

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 1:19pm

Arqit is in a position now to announce that, as a result of Wednesday\'sannouncedfinancingtransaction,itwillremain operationally headquarteredintheUK.\nArqit and BT today further announced that BT has entered into a contract to become Arqit\'s exclusivereseller in the UK, incorporating their products into its wider portfolio of Security solutions.

Key Points: 
  • Arqit is in a position now to announce that, as a result of Wednesday\'sannouncedfinancingtransaction,itwillremain operationally headquarteredintheUK.\nArqit and BT today further announced that BT has entered into a contract to become Arqit\'s exclusivereseller in the UK, incorporating their products into its wider portfolio of Security solutions.
  • "\nHoward Watson, Chief Technology Officer of BT said: "BT has been undertaking pioneeringresearch in quantum security for many years, including working with Arqit on the research andconcepts behind their technology.
  • This launch is a great example of the innovation and capabilitiesthat are being developed through collaboration across the UK\'s technology ecosystem.
  • Newuncertainties and risks arise from time to time, and it is impossible for Arqit and Centricus to predictthese events or how they may affect Arqit and Centricus.

Arqit announces BT contract and plan to create 2000 jobs

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 1:15pm

Arqit is in a position now to announce that, as a result of Wednesday\'sannouncedfinancingtransaction,itwillremain operationally headquarteredintheUK.\nArqit and BT today further announced that BT has entered into a contract to become Arqit\'s exclusivereseller in the UK, incorporating their products into its wider portfolio of Security solutions.

Key Points: 
  • Arqit is in a position now to announce that, as a result of Wednesday\'sannouncedfinancingtransaction,itwillremain operationally headquarteredintheUK.\nArqit and BT today further announced that BT has entered into a contract to become Arqit\'s exclusivereseller in the UK, incorporating their products into its wider portfolio of Security solutions.
  • "\nHoward Watson, Chief Technology Officer of BT said: "BT has been undertaking pioneeringresearch in quantum security for many years, including working with Arqit on the research andconcepts behind their technology.
  • This launch is a great example of the innovation and capabilitiesthat are being developed through collaboration across the UK\'s technology ecosystem.
  • Newuncertainties and risks arise from time to time, and it is impossible for Arqit and Centricus to predictthese events or how they may affect Arqit and Centricus.

Mueller and Ferguson Waterworks Deliver LoRaWAN® Class B Nodes with AMI System

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:33pm

b'ATLANTA, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller and Ferguson Waterworks today announced the successful deployment of the industry\xe2\x80\x99s first LoRaWAN\xc2\xae Class B endpoints.

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  • b'ATLANTA, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller and Ferguson Waterworks today announced the successful deployment of the industry\xe2\x80\x99s first LoRaWAN\xc2\xae Class B endpoints.
  • The Town of Florence located in Central Pinal County, Arizona, is the first water utility to benefit from this technology advancement.
  • The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services.
  • Please contact your Mueller Sales Representative or Customer Service Representative concerning any other application(s).\n'

One of the world's leading family-owned fine wine companies brings-to-life the JCB Collection through the power of NFC Technology

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 3:00pm

Unlike QR or barcodes; an NFC tag does not use any readable space on the label, nor does it require line-of-sight or adequate lighting conditions to scan.

Key Points: 
  • Unlike QR or barcodes; an NFC tag does not use any readable space on the label, nor does it require line-of-sight or adequate lighting conditions to scan.
  • Today is our first step towards the digitization of the JCB Collection, which initially we are sharing exclusively with our JCB Collectors & Connoisseurs.
  • This is a great opportunity for wine enthusiasts to grow closer to the JCB Collection and consistently push the barriers of creativity.
  • The JCB collection of limited-edition wines and spirits unite centuries of Burgundian family tradition with the graceful exploration of sophisticated terroir.

Petrofac Limited: Petrofac management and Board change

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8:01am

Afonso, who has been with Petrofac for eight years, spent the early part of his career in investment banking, focusing on the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Key Points: 
  • Afonso, who has been with Petrofac for eight years, spent the early part of his career in investment banking, focusing on the energy and infrastructure sectors.
  • Alastair has pioneered our transformation back to a capital-light business and leaves Petrofac strongly positioned for efficient and effective execution as markets recover and we rebuild our order book.
  • I look forward to working with him in the years ahead.
  • "\nIn accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.15 it is confirmed that there are no further details to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.\n'

Chartwells Higher Education Launches 100% Plant-Based Dining Hall Option in Colleges Nationwide

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 8:49pm

b'CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chartwells Higher Education, a recognized leader in contract food service management, launches 100% Plant-Forward dining to help universities explore new, plant-based meal options and their health benefits at universities nationwide.

Key Points: 
  • b'CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chartwells Higher Education, a recognized leader in contract food service management, launches 100% Plant-Forward dining to help universities explore new, plant-based meal options and their health benefits at universities nationwide.
  • "With plant-forward dining, institutions now have access to a versatile program geared toward educating and providing students with the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet.
  • "\nChartwells\' Plant-Forward dininghas already seen success in recent months through pilot launches at select schools nationwide, including Colgate University, St. John Fisher College and Northeastern University.
  • At Colgate University, Chartwells helped the local culinary team plan and execute a one-day, plant-based dining hall takeover on campus.

Travis Perkins plc - Directorate change

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 5:02pm

b'Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.\nThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.\nAs part of its Board succession planning process and pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11 Travis Perkins plc ("Travis Perkins" or the "Company") makes the following announcement:\nHeath Drewett is appointed to the Company\'s Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 11 May 2021.

Key Points: 
  • b'Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.\nThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.\nAs part of its Board succession planning process and pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11 Travis Perkins plc ("Travis Perkins" or the "Company") makes the following announcement:\nHeath Drewett is appointed to the Company\'s Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 11 May 2021.
  • On appointment, Heath will also join the Audit Committee of the Board.\nA Chartered Accountant, Heath has extensive experience in the engineering, leisure, transportation and industrial sectors having worked in a variety of roles for PwC, The Morgan Crucible Company, British Airways, WS Atkins plc and Aggreko plc.
  • Heath has significant public company experience having served as Group Finance Director of WS Atkins plc from 2009 - 2017 and operating in his current position as a director and Chief Financial Officer at Aggreko plc, a role he took on in 2018.\nCommenting on Heath\'s appointment, Jasmine Whitbread, Chair of Travis Perkins said:\n"We are delighted to welcome Heath to the Travis Perkins team.
  • His experience in the civil engineering and industrial equipment rental sectors is of particular value to the Company.

United States Hand Sanitizer Market Outlook and Forecast Report 2021-2026: Effect of COVID-19, Increased HAIs, Growth in Promotional Strategies, & Rise in Health Consciousness - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 3:58pm

The U.S. hand sanitizer market was valued at around 16 million gallons by volume in 2019.\nThe U.S. Hand Sanitizer market research report includes a detailed segmentation by product type, end-users, functional ingredient, distribution channels, region.

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  • The U.S. hand sanitizer market was valued at around 16 million gallons by volume in 2019.\nThe U.S. Hand Sanitizer market research report includes a detailed segmentation by product type, end-users, functional ingredient, distribution channels, region.
  • Vendors providing gel-based sanitizers for the healthcare sector should focus on building the brand image and ensuring that their products deliver the promised result.
  • Discounters are a key segment of the retail distribution channel and sell products at prices usually lower than the typical market price.
  • Reckitt Benckiser has established its leadership position in the global hand sanitizer market via its well-trusted brand Dettol.

ITG Brands Announces Kim Reed as Next President and Chief Executive Officer

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 2:30pm

b'ITG Brands, a member of the Imperial Brands PLC family, announced Kim Reed has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1.

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  • b'ITG Brands, a member of the Imperial Brands PLC family, announced Kim Reed has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1.
  • As President and CEO, Reed will oversee all U.S. employees and operations, reporting to Dominic Brisby, Division Director Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia for Imperial Brands.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210510005532/en/\n\xe2\x80\x9cI would like to thank Oliver for his leadership in recent years and am thrilled to announce that Kim Reed will serve as the next President and CEO of ITG Brands.
  • Reed notably designed and oversaw a comprehensive sales transformation strategy that encompassed ITG Brands\xe2\x80\x99 largest ever external recruitment for field sales while prioritizing a diverse and inclusive culture.\n\xe2\x80\x9cI am honored to accept the role of Chief Executive Officer of ITG Brands,\xe2\x80\x9d said Reed.