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Coleen Rooney launches McDonald's Football Mum of The Year Award
Date: 06 May 2015

Coleen Rooney, mum to two football-mad sons and wife of one of England’s most prolific strikers, is calling for people across the UK to nominate a deserving ‘football mum’ in their lives who goes beyond the call of duty so that children can experience the joy of playing football, week-in week-out. More

Europe's oldest McDonald's employee celebrates 90th birthday milestone in Wales
Date: 06 May 2015

Bill Dudley, Europe’s oldest McDonald’s employee, is celebrating his 90th birthday in style with a party and cake at the Mold restaurant in North Wales, which was thrown by his fellow crew members. World War Two veteran, Bill - lovingly called ‘Old McDonald’ by his wife – has been with the company for nine years. More

McDonald’s offers 70,000 free kits to accredited grassroots clubs in the UK
Date: 06 May 2015

McDonald’s, in partnership with the four home nation football associations and their official kit suppliers Nike and adidas, is today announcing the launch of the second year of their Accredited Club Kit Scheme. More

McDonald’s surprise Londoners as part of global imlovinit campaign
Date: 24 March 2015

Global superstar Jessie J wowed crowds in London today with a surprise gig on an open top bus, as part of McDonald’s imlovinit24 campaign. A group of lucky competition winners joined her at the top of the bus as she toured London’s landmarks, singing a collection of her greatest hits.  More

McDonald’s UK announces new Managing Director
Date: 10 February 2015

McDonald’s UK has today announced the promotion of Chief Financial Officer, Paul Pomroy, to Managing Director of McDonald’s UK, with immediate effect. Paul will assume leadership of the UK business, reporting into Jill McDonald, North West Division President and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s UK.  More

McDonald's Head of English Football calls on communities to nominate Grassroots Heroes for 2015 awards
Date: 4 February 2015

The 2015 Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s, has today opened for nominations and McDonald’s new Head of English Football, Martin Keown, is urging communities across the UK to nominate a local grassroots hero.  More

McDonald’s UK and James Caan lead coalition calling for re-evaluation of soft skills, worth £88bn to UK PLC
Date: 14 January 2015

McDonald’s UK today launches a new campaign to drive recognition and promotion of soft skills – such as communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, and time- and self-management – as, for the first time, research demonstrates the £88 billion contribution these skills make to the UK economy.  More

Back by popular demand – The McRib returns to the UK
Date: 24 December 2014

Following countless requests and campaigning efforts from fans, including over 20,000 mentions in the UK on social media this summer, the world-famous McRib is returning to McDonald’s restaurants across the UK after a 12 year hiatus.  More