Royal Mail’s Mark Higson will step down from his role as MD operations and modernisation later this year in a move that will see a number of new roles created. Higson will be replaced by Sue Whalley, who will take up the newly created role of chief operations officer. The current director of regulation, pricing and government affairs played a key role in the recent privatisation of the company and will focus on improving safety, quality, culture and efficiency in […]
Parcelforce Worldwide is to invest £75m in its network and hubs over the next four years, creating 1,000 new jobs. The investment, which is part of parent company Royal Mail Group’s strategy to expand its express parcel business in the UK and internationally, will also see the opening of a new parcel processing centre in Chorley, Lancashire, as well as two additional depots in Cornwall and Hampshire. There are also plans for nine of its 53 existing depots across the […]
Having fired the starting gun on the sale of its remaining stake in Royal Mail last week, the government is out of the blocks and has sold 15% of its shareholding to institutional investors.
Ofcom has said it does not see competition from final-mile delivery firms as a threat to Royal Mail’s ability to continue to provide a universal postal service.