Press releases from our media team
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...
National Grid gears up to take 63,000 emergency calls over Christmas
National Grid prepares as over 63,000 emergency calls expected over Christmas season
National Award for EmployAbility scheme
A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Hinckley and Nuneaton has scooped a national award.
EmployAbility scheme scoops national accolade
A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Nuneaton and Hinckley has scooped a national award.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Halloween raises ‘spirits’ at National Grid Hinckley
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT harnessed in the fight against fuel poverty
Information technology is being harnessed in a new initiative totackle fuel poverty.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspirational interns: youngsters win permanent roles after completing pioneering National Grid scheme
Working Together: National Grid and Thames Water work to deliver vital work in Camden with minimal disruption
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...
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).
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).
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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)
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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