National Grid Named 2014 Local Corporation of the Year

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Company Recognized by Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council for U.S. Procurement Supplier Diversity Achievements

National Grid today announced that it was awarded Local Corporation of the Year 2014 by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) at an awards gala held earlier this month.
“It is such an honor to receive this award on behalf of National Grid’s procurement team,” said Supplier Diversity Director Carla Hunter Ramsey in her acceptance speech. “They work hard to support and grow minority business in New England and this award is a true reflection of their efforts and dedication.”

The GNEMSDC Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) typically selects the Corporation of the Year based on the following considerations:

  •     Total spend with certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  •     Senior executive support for supplier diversity
  •     Structure and resources dedicated to supplier diversity and minority business development
  •     Activities to provide opportunities and information to certified MBEs.

Held this year on May 6 at the Aqua Turf Country Club in Southington, Conn., the GNEMSDC Awards Gala has been held every year since the mid-1970s to honor minority owned businesses as well as corporations and rising minority entrepreneurs in the Greater New England area. The gala has become the largest dinner of diverse suppliers and corporations in the Northeast. This year, as in others, the distinguished audience included governors, senators, members of congress, mayors, corporate CEOs and other leaders.

As a result of winning the award, National Grid will participate in the long-held tradition of serving as co-chair for the 2015 Awards Gala and Expo, which will also be the GNEMSDC’s 40th anniversary, and is expected to take place in Boston, MA.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.

In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.

National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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