About Us

Business Wire, acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in March 2006, is the global market leader in commercial news distribution.

Thousands of member companies and organisations depend on Business Wire to transmit their full-text press releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, financial professionals, investor services, regulatory authorities and consumers worldwide. In fact, Business Wire has the most comprehensive news and disclosure network in the world. We originate hundreds of thousands of news announcements each year, with a dramatic impact on capital and commercial markets around the globe and in virtually every industry sector.

Business Wire has a clear and concise mission, unchanged since our founding in 1961: To deliver your corporate and regulatory news in the most appropriate and innovative fashion to media and financial markets; locally, nationally and globally. Today Business Wire transmits more than 1,000 full-text releases a day to traditional and online media in 150 countries and in 45 languages.

From press release distribution and disclosure fulfilment to search engine optimisation services, multimedia and monitoring, Business Wire's full suite of public relations and investor relations services are at your fingertips when your company or organisation becomes a member of Business Wire.

Business Wire Mission Statement

The Bottom Line Is Excellence

Member Satisfaction: We acknowledge the significance of each Business Wire member by committing ourselves to superior service.

Employee Satisfaction: We acknowledge the value of our employees by providing a positive work environment in which they can achieve professional growth and satisfaction and develop to their highest potential.

Relationships with Integrity: We develop and maintain relationships with our members, employees and business associates based upon mutual respect and integrity.

Teamwork: By working together as a team — managers, sales, editorial, administrative and technical — we are able to deliver superior service to our members.

Innovation: We encourage each person through initiative and creative thinking to continuously improve products and services. We are equally committed to innovative technological advancements.

Wisdom: We pride ourselves on our imagination, spontaneity and instincts, while drawing upon our experience and unique perspective of the communications and financial industries to constantly better the quality of our service.

Business Wire Europe Ltd, registered in England at Red Lion Yard, Odd Down, Bath, BA2 2PP. Company registration number, 4171920 | VAT 782 622 222

Media Breakfast - Highlights

Media Breakfast

At the beginning of May, around 100 PR and communications people attended the Business Wire London media breakfast on how the Olympics affects the media landscape. On the panel were Andy Rice - Managing Director of PA Sport Commercial, Matt Ball - Editor-in-Chief of MSN UK, Duncan Hooper - UK News and Sport Managing Director at MSN and Darren Waters - head of Devices and Social Media / ex-BBC journalist. The panel was led by Phil Szomszor - Director of Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

Business Wire is clearly the leader in its industry with the best and brightest people at all levels. Their dedication grew Business Wire from a regional player to the most innovative, most trusted commercial news wire in the world. I bought the company because it's a great story and the last chapter is far from written.

Warren Buffett
CEO, Berkshire Hathaway