New Cross site hosts signing of Armed Forces Covenant

The London Power Tunnels team was delighted to host representatives of the armed forces and National Grid ESO, as the organisation signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a voluntary pledge to support the welfare, employment and education of the armed forces community and their families.

The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. All 407 local authorities in mainland Great Britain and four Northern Ireland councils have pledged to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant. Thousands of organisations have signed the covenant, including businesses and charities.

By signing the pledge, ESO joins more than 10,000 organisations across a range of sectors including education, manufacturing, the charity sector, hospitality, retail and financial services that have committed themselves to providing fair treatment for veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families.

Claire Dykta, Head of Markets for National Grid ESO joined David Wright, National Grid’s Chief Engineer and Vice Admiral Phil Hally CB MBE, at the New Cross substation of National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project to mark the signing.

The commemoration, which was witnessed by members of the LPT team, will also be marked with the unveiling of a new plaque at the London Power Tunnels site, to represent a lasting reminder of our commitment to the armed forces community.

David Wright, National Grid’s Chief Engineer commented:

“We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the important role that armed forces personnel play in our society and are committed to supporting them and their families.

“National Grid research shows that the energy sector needs to fill 400,000 roles between 2020 and 2050 to meet net zero targets and the armed forces community possess a wealth of skills, talent and experience that will be invaluable as we look to build the net zero workforce of the future.”