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Royal Mail

Royal Mail

About:

Royal Mail is the UK’s designated Universal Postal Service Provider, supporting customers, businesses and communities across the country. We are the only company that has the capability to deliver a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, six-days-a-week service on a range of letters and parcels to more than 29 million addresses across the UK. General Logistics Systems (GLS), our European parcels business, operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

Founded:

In 1516 by Henry VIII of England

Parent Company:

Royal Mail Group Ltd

Fun Facts:

  • After the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, over 100 Royal Mail post boxes were painted gold in honour of the United Kingdom’s gold medal winners in both the Olympics and the Paralympics.
  • The Royal Mail uses 342 million rubber bands per year to bundle up letters and packages. Royal Mail Group’s rubber bands are red so that the letters can be more easily spotted.