The National Grid has placed JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs on its roster with a brief to provide community relations.
Along with JBP, who have worked with the National Grid for over 18 years, Camargue, Cooper Consultancy, Grayling, Local Dialogue, IPB Communications and PPS have also been appointed.
The two-year contract will see JBP provide stakeholder and community engagement support to National Grid on a variety of project including new grid connections, replacing infrastructure and regeneration of surplus land it owns.
“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,” commented Roseanne Battye, National Grid external affairs and regional engagement manager.
Managing director for JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs, Liam Herbert, added: “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.”