Whistl has become the first company to secure a postal contract with the Government of Northern Ireland which will see it process 20m items of mail a year. The five-year deal will see the carrier collect mail from a number of departments and public sector bodies within the government, sort it, and transport it to Royal Mail for final mile delivery. The departments listed in the contract include those of education, health, finance and transport. To meet the workload from […]
Growth in Royal Mail’s parcels division is disappointing in the context of a booming e-commerce market, according to an industry researcher.
Private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) has bought an undisclosed stake in CitySprint in a deal which values the same-day courier at £175m.
Royal Mail is opening eight temporary sorting centres to handle the expected rise in parcel volumes this Christmas. The centres will be dedicated to sorting a ‘significant proportion’ of the parcels handled by the firm before they are distributed to regional depots across the country. Temporary operations will be phased in across the peak period and will open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford, west London. Managing director of operations and modernisation Mark Higson said: “Christmas […]