Archive - 2015

Dec 29 2015

National Grid gears up to take thousands of calls across North West

It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve.  Whilst many of us are making last minute plans, watching Christmas TV and wrapping presents, National Grid engineers will be...

Dec 24 2015

National Grid gears up to take 63,000 emergency calls over Christmas

It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve.  Whilst many of us are making last minute plans, watching Christmas TV and wrapping presents, National Grid engineers will be...

Dec 23 2015

National Grid prepares as over 63,000 emergency calls expected over Christmas season

It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve.  Whilst many of us are making last minute plans, watching Christmas TV and wrapping presents, National Grid engineers will be...

Dec 21 2015

National Award for EmployAbility scheme

A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Hinckley and Nuneaton has scooped a national award.

Dec 21 2015

EmployAbility scheme scoops national accolade

A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Nuneaton and Hinckley has scooped a national award.

Dec 07 2015

National Grid’s Christmas cracker for older people

Kind hearted National Grid and Pertemps employees have brought Christmas cheer to the region’s elderly by giving hundreds of much needed gifts.

Dec 04 2015

Historic occasion: National Grid takes pupils back in time to explore history of gas in Swindon

Pupils went back in time with National Grid to learn about the important role the gas industry has played in Swindon’s past.

Nov 30 2015

National Grid awarded £23 million for three major innovation projects

National Grid has been awarded £22.8 million through Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition, to fund work on three ground-breaking projects.

Nov 25 2015

Bright ideas generate Christmas joy for Wath food bank

National Grid is donating £1,000 to the Wath Community Foodbank.  Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions – an organisation set up by...

Nov 17 2015

National Grid Hinckley team raises thousands for Children in Need

Children in Need has received another bumper cheque for more than £2,300 from the team at National Grid after a fun-filled day at work.

Nov 16 2015

National Grid ‘highlights’ World Prematurity Day

On Tuesday (17 November) National Grid will be illuminating part of its Grade Two Listed Moore Street electricity substation in purple neon to mark World Prematurity Day.

Nov 12 2015

Donation in the pipeline for Laceby’s Stanford Centre

National Grid engineers, who descended on Laceby to restore gas supplies, are returning to the North East Lincolnshire village with a £1,200 ‘thank you’ to the local community...

Oct 30 2015

Halloween raises ‘spirits’ at National Grid Hinckley

Sep 28 2015

National Grid raises £3,800 for Macmillan coffee morning

A feast of cakes made by National Grid staff has helped raise £3,800 towards Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sep 28 2015

Scheme to protect vital gas pipeline in Stockport receives praise

National Grid engineers have finished work on a £250,000 project to shore up the banks of the River Tame after erosion threatened the safety of a high pressure gas pipe running between...

Sep 23 2015

National Grid makes “Over 50’s Day” go with a boom

More than 220 people aged over 50 – helped by National Grid volunteers - joined in a fun-filled day to discover how to get the most out of life.

Sep 23 2015

National Grid teams up with fire and rescue services for CO safety drive

National Grid has teamed up with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to give lifesaving carbon monoxide (CO) advice to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Sep 23 2015

National Grid teams up with Essex Fire and Rescue Service for CO safety drive

National Grid has teamed up with Essex CountyFire and Rescue Service to give lifesaving carbon monoxide (CO) advice to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Sep 23 2015

National Grid teams up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service for CO safety drive

National Grid has teamed up with LeicestershireFire and Rescue Service to give lifesaving carbon monoxide (CO) advice to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Sep 22 2015

IT harnessed in the fight against fuel poverty

Information technology is being harnessed in a new initiative totackle fuel poverty.

Sep 22 2015

National Grid bid to beat Macmillan coffee morning record

It’s kettles on and ovens at the ready for National Grid staff in Hinckley and Leicester as they whip up a record-breaking, five-day feast of fundraising in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sep 17 2015

Hinckley bids to topple world record

There was sitting room only at National Grid Hinckley as hundreds of employees attempted to smash a Guinness World Record for fitness – without even leaving their chairs.

Sep 14 2015

National Grid to help “Over 50’s Day” go with a swing

As people are living far longer and healthier National Grid Hinckley is ensuring more can be done to give baby-boomers a “fuller life”.

Sep 08 2015

Sitting pretty – Hinckley bid for Guinness World Record fame

Two Hinckley organisations have joined forces in a bid to smash a Guinness World Record for fitness – and spread the healthy living message to National Grid staff.

Sep 07 2015

Government grant awarded to fuel UK towards sustainable future

A consortium of UK companies led by advanced waste to energy and fuels company, Advanced Plasma Power (APP), has today been awarded £11m in government funding to develop and build the first...

Aug 27 2015

National Grid pipes up for gas safety

National Grid Hinckley staff will be joining the carnival this weekend to spread the message about carbon monoxide safety.

Aug 27 2015

National Grid volunteers help to transform School

The Dorothy Goodman School in Hinckley has been given a brand new look – thanks to employees from National Grid.

Aug 21 2015

Gas mains upgrade finishes early in Clare, Suffolk

Vital National Grid work to renew gas mains in the Suffolk village of Clare is set to finish today (Friday 21 August), a week early.

Aug 20 2015

National Grid charity duo put the boot into cancer

An intrepid National Grid Hinckley duo are gearing up for the daunting Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, this weekend, to help raise over £40,000 for charity.

Aug 19 2015

National Grid goes back to school early for decorating challenge

A team of 11 volunteers is heading back to school early for two days this week to brighten up school life for more than 200 school children.

Aug 18 2015

National Grid team tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks

A determined team of National Grid employees will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this weekend to raise over £40,000 for charity.

Aug 14 2015

Cavendish Road reopens in Clare, Suffolk

Cavendish Road, in the Suffolk village of Clare, is set to reopen to traffic this weekend as a vital National Grid gas mains upgrade heads to the finishing line.

Aug 11 2015

Utilities unite: National Grid and Thames Water work to deliver vital work in Haringey smoothly

National Grid is working with Thames Water to ensure that vital work to replace local infrastructure causes minimal disruption to residents and road users.

Aug 04 2015

Inspirational interns: Nuneaton youngsters win permanent roles after completing pioneering National Grid scheme

Four young people with learning needs and disabilities have been offered permanent jobs after completing a pioneering National Grid scheme.

Aug 04 2015

Inspirational interns: youngsters win permanent roles after completing pioneering National Grid scheme

Four young people with learning needs and disabilities have been offered permanent jobs after completing a pioneering National Grid scheme.

Jul 29 2015

Working Together: National Grid and Thames Water work to deliver vital work in Camden with minimal disruption

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Jul 27 2015

Green gas set to ‘amaize’ as Euston Biogas powers up to fuel 1,000 homes

A brand new ‘green gas’ facility in Euston, Suffolk, has started delivering gas into National Grid’s pipeline network and is set to fuel 1,000 local homes with sustainable energy...

Jul 13 2015

Four-week road closure set to start in Clare, Suffolk

Residents, businesses and motorists are being reminded that Cavendish Road, in the Suffolk village of Clare, will be closed for four weeks, starting at 6pm this Saturday (18 July).

Jul 07 2015

Gas work set to start in Clare, Suffolk

National Grid is reminding residents, businesses and motorists in the Suffolk village of Clare that essential gas mains renewal work will start in Cavendish Road on Monday (13 July).

Jul 07 2015

New storage building rises from the ashes

Two local companies came to the rescue when Hindsford Primary School in Atherton was attacked by vandals who set fire to a storage building used by the school’s wrap-around care club...

Jun 30 2015

Detailed gas plans for Clare, Suffolk, shared with public

National Grid has laid out details of how essential gas mains replacement work will be carried out in the Suffolk village of Clare, this summer.

Jun 17 2015

National Grid Hinckley volunteers help bring Café culture to community centre

A group of National Grid volunteers has spruced up a community house for people to enjoy its gardens, and a soon to be launched café.

Jun 16 2015

Follow-up public meetings for revised gas mains upgrade plans in Clare, Suffolk

National Grid is inviting residents in the Suffolk village of Clare and the surrounding area to further public information events next Tuesday (23 June), after putting forward new proposals for gas...

Jun 11 2015

National Grid charity climb set to 'pylon' £24,000 for Macmillan

Plucky National Grid employees, who embarked on a white-knuckle climb to the top of a 150-foot electricity pylon, have generated a whopping £24,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jun 10 2015

Stephanie’s charity climb set to ‘pylon’ the pounds for Macmillan

It was a case of ‘fortune favours the brave’ for plucky Hammersmith resident Stephanie Hazell as her white-knuckle climb to the top of a 150-foot electricity pylon helped generate a...

Jun 09 2015

Wired for pounds – Sally’s pylon climb sees cash soar for Macmillan

Hinckley’s plucky Sally Barson took charity fundraising to new heights when she scaled a 150-foot electricity pylon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jun 05 2015

National Grid charity climb set to ‘pylon’ the pounds for Macmillan

Plucky National Grid employees are scaling the heights of fundraising success in a bid to generate thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jun 04 2015

Volunteer of the year: Melanie’s endeavours scoop top Macmillan award

The efforts of an Islington based National Grid employee have been recognised at the Macmillan Volunteer awards.

May 26 2015

Public meeting to shine a light on gas mains upgrade for Clare, Suffolk

National Grid is urging people in the Suffolk village of Clare and the surrounding area to come and find out more about forthcoming gas mains renewal work at a public meeting next Tuesday (2 June).

May 26 2015

Success written on the walls for National Grid paint challenge team

It was a tall order but when a team of National Grid volunteers were asked to spruce up Burbage Millennium Hall, near Hinckley, they rose to the challenge.

May 22 2015

Bra Wars – National Grid Hinckley helps fight breast cancer

National Grid employees have swung into action to donate their bras to help beat breast cancer. They’ve handed in their underwear as part of the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer campaign.

May 05 2015

Minister Praises scheme to help pupils with special educational needs gain employment

Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, has today (Monday 12 January 2015) praised a National Grid scheme to help young people with learning disabilities get into work.

May 01 2015

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Clare in Suffolk

July will mark the start of an essential gas mains upgrade in Cavendish Road, Clare, that will keep gas flowing to local homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Apr 22 2015

Manchester youngsters get a leg-up on the career ladder thanks to National Grid

Young people in Manchester taking their first steps into the world of work are set to get a leg-up on the career ladder from National Grid as part of Responsible Business Week (20 - 26 April).

Apr 17 2015

National Grid staff provide life skills to West Midlands residents

National Grid staff will be sharing their knowledge and expertise to help West Midlands residents land a coveted job or training place in an initiative to mark Responsible Business Week (20 - 26...

Apr 17 2015

National Grid staff provide life skills to Solihull residents

National Grid staff will be sharing their knowledge and expertise to help Solihull residents save money in an initiative to mark Responsible Business Week (20 - 26 April)

Mar 24 2015

Lancaster students help trial lifesaving alarms

National Grid has enlisted the help of Lancaster University to trial a new intelligent carbon monoxide alarm within student accommodation managed by the university.  200 new alarms have been...

Mar 19 2015

National Grid ‘chips in’ to free lunch for elderly residents

The gas network company had to cut gas supplies today (Thursday 19 March) to some 56 retirement flats and bungalows while it carried out essential gas mains renewal work.

Mar 09 2015

National Grid Hinckley does "something funny for money"

So far, the celebrity driven charity has raised £950 million in the UK. But it's mainly the public that brings in the money.

Feb 23 2015

National Grid ‘chips’ in to Cub Scouts’ IT skills

Scouting isn’t just about exciting outdoor activities – as Earl Shilton Cubs have been finding out. The youngsters are set to earn badges in information technology and science related...

Feb 02 2015

From green grass to green gas – Suffolk (Ellough AD) plant set to fuel 7,000 homes

A brand new ‘green gas’ facility in Suffolk is set to fuel thousands of local homes with sustainable energy and benefit local farmers.

Jan 17 2015

Minister gives thumbs up for EmployAbility Scheme

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson MP has given the thumbs up to a pioneering National Grid programme that is helping three students from Hinckley’s Dorothy Goodman School prove...

Jan 14 2015

Minister visits EmployAbility scheme

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson MP has given the thumbs up to a pioneering National Grid programme that is helping three students from Nuneaton’s Oak Wood School prove their...

Jan 12 2015

Minister Praises scheme to help pupils with special educational needs gain employment

Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, has today (Monday 12 January 2015) praised a National Grid scheme to help young people with learning disabilities get into work.