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Meet our people and discover our work in our communities.

Get to know us better. Meet our people and find out more about their work and passions, discover our work in our communities and get the inside story on what it’s like to be part of the changing energy industry.

Female engineer wearing PPE holding National Grid high-voltage power cables

Women must be part of engineering a better future

This week, International Women in Engineering Day recognises the huge contribution women have made to engineering and highlights the career opportunities it offers young women as we work to build a more sustainable future. Read more about our award winning female engineers and how women will play a crucial role in our post COVID-19 economic recovery.

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Man working on laptop holding a baby - used for the National Grid story 'Mental health comes first - especially in a crisis'

Mental health comes first – especially in a crisis

Here our CEO John Pettigrew explains why protecting mental wellbeing is always a priority, but never more so than during a pandemic.

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Pride in diversity

Pride month gives us the chance to celebrate and show our commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion in National Grid and the community. Here the UK’s Pride network co-lead Emily Backhouse explains why Pride is important.

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National Grid kicks off £1m coronavirus appeal to support NHS superheroes

National Grid’s Ventures business has donated £100,000 to help kick start the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity’s appeal to raise £1m to provide vital support for both patients and staff during the coronavirus crisis.

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Backing the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine

Across the world, companies are joining the battle against COVID-19, whether it’s by researching treatments or making PPE. Read how we’re supporting one NY biotech business to switch production to help with the quest for a vaccine.

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Woman looking through a window - social distancing - used for the National Grid story 'Caring for mental health during a crisis'

Caring for mental health during a crisis

Looking after the mental wellbeing of everyone who works for us is always a priority but, as we all adjust to the ‘new normal’ imposed on us all by the coronavirus pandemic, taking care of mental health is particularly important. Find out more about the steps we’re taking to look after our people.

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Blurred image of a US ambulance in motion - used for the National Grid story 'Powering healthcare in New York'

Powering healthcare in New York

Upgrading the gas to help turn a college gym into mission control for a 1,000-bed hospital on Long Island, this was the task given to our teams by the US Army Corp of Engineers at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in New York.

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Back of a US ambulance parked outside sliding doors - used for the National Grid story 'Lending a helping hand during the COVID-19 crisis'

Lending a helping hand during the COVID-19 crisis

With the Northeastern USA among the regions worst hit by the global coronavirus crisis, we’re especially conscious of our responsibility to help our customers and communities there.

Meet the Energy Changers

Meet Lucy

Lucy Manning is a Commercial Advisor at Grain LNG. Here she talks about her passions, her life and explains how she balances her role with an invisible disability.

Meet Miriam

Miriam Oliver is a Substation Engineer. Discover how her job allows her to make a positive impact on the world.

Energy explained

Ever wondered what net zero means? Want to know how windfarms make energy? Or how electricity and gas gets to you? Here we answer all your energy questions.

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