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Royal Mail

Our company in a nutshell

Royal Mail is the UK’s pre?eminent delivery company. We deliver more letters and parcels, to more addresses in the UK, than all of our competitors combined. We employ around 159,000 people across our Group. One in every 185 jobs in the UK is provided by Royal Mail.

We are proud to deliver a ‘one?price?goes?anywhere’ service on a range of letters and parcels to around 30 million addresses, across the UK, six?days?a-week, in our role as the UK’s sole designated Universal Service Provider . Royal Mail has helped to shape the history of the UK and the way the world communicates for 500 years.



We make a very significant contribution to the wider UK economy.



Through UK Parcels, International & Letters (UKPIL), our impact, including through employment and procurement, totalled £10.8 billion last year in terms of value added. We made the fifth largest contribution to the UK economy of all UK corporations.

General Logistics Systems (GLS), our pan-European parcels business, operates one of the largest, ground-based deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.