A hero in our midst!

Umar Hussain receives his award from Steve Holliday

One of our employees, Umar Hussain, substation craftsperson in ETAM, helped save the lives of three people on his way to work. Not everyone gets to literally save someone’s life. Even fewer get to save multiple lives. 22 year old Umar Hussain, a substation craftsperson within our Sundon Team of SE1 Operations, did exactly this at […]

What’s your flavour? Submit a recipe and help fundraise for Macmillan

Are you a Nigella in the kitchen or do you see yourself as a budding Jamie Oliver?  This could be your opportunity to shine! The Community and Health & Wellbeing teams are currently running a ‘Macmillan Lunch Challenge’ with the aim of raising funds for the employee chosen charity. Employees are being asked to send […]

National Grid is proud to support End Youth Homelessness

There are 80,000 young people currently homeless in the UK – that’s tough! National Grid has joined forces with a group of dedicated national businesses and UK leading homeless charities, with one common goal – to end youth homelessness. The End Youth Homelessness alliance aims to lobby local and national government to get homeless young […]

Macmillan two-year partnership gathers speed

George Mayhew, Corporate Affairs Director

It’s hard to believe but the stark fact is that, in approximately 15 years’ time, 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer. This statistic is so powerful that it really makes you think, not only about who could be affected but also the families and friends that are affected as a result. […]

Energise – celebrating the end of the project with the help of National Grid staff


Back in December 2011, National Grid teamed up with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver the ‘Energise Project’ as part of its commitment to working with local communities, near to Eade Road in Haringey, as part of the London Power Tunnels Project (LPT). As Energise is drawing to an end this spring, National Grid is […]

National Grid joins multi agency mission to safeguard Croydon’s drinking water from flood chaos

A team of National Grid engineers joined a multi-agency effort to protect a water works from a torrent that threatened to engulf it. On Friday (February 7) flood waters were drawing perilously close to Sutton and East Surrey Water’s Kenley Water Treatment Works near Croydon, which supplies drinking water to 47,000 local people. National Grid […]

Stepping up to the Mark

The launch of Step up to Serve

National Grid is taking a leadership role in a national initiative designed to double the number of young people involved in social action and volunteering by 2020. The company is one of the pioneer organisations and is on the steering group of the programme Step up to Serve, which has been launched to inspire a […]

Helping people with disabilities find jobs

Our Employee Resource Group helps ‘save the day’ At National Grid, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is the signature program of our Enabling Disability Confidence employee resource group (ERG). So it was no surprise to see the group promoting the American Association of People with Disabilities’ program at Brooklyn’s MetroTech facility October 30. The day aims […]