JBP PR win place on National Grid roster

15 July 2013, News

Following a rigorous tender process, JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs has been reappointed as one of the community relations providers for National Grid.

JBP has worked with National Grid for over 18 years and will be working with National Grid in the Wales, West, East and South regions. The two-year contract see JBP provide stakeholder and community engagement support to National Grid on a variety of projects including new grid connections, replacing infrastructure and regeneration of surplus land it owns.

The appointment comes at a time when National Grid is heavily investing in its electricity and gas network to meet growing consumer demand and to incorporate new sustainable energy projects, with £2-3 billion expected to be spent on infrastructure in 2013 alone.

Liam Herbert, Managing Director at JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs, said: “We are proud of our long association with National Grid having worked closely with them for almost 20 years. We are looking forward to expanding our role into the East and South from our office bases in London and Coventry bringing our expertise National Grid projects in these regions”.

Roseanne Battye, National Grid External Affairs and Regional Engagement Manager, said: “JBP plays a vital role in one of Britain’s biggest challenges: to secure affordable energy, while meeting low-carbon energy targets and connecting communities to new sources of energy.

“With an unprecedented level of investment, providing good communication to the communities touched by our development work around the country is essential – not just in explaining our plans, but also so that local views can help to shape them”.

JBP, which was founded in 1984, has offices in London, Bristol, Coventry and Cardiff. The stakeholder and public policy teams work to support clients on new infrastructure development, construction and regeneration projects across the UK.

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