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How colleagues shape Courier

The editorial panel, made up of four posties, is playing a vital role in making sure Courier delivers what colleagues want, writes editor Paul Smith.

The summer issue of our quarterly magazine for all Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide employees will begin landing at homes from Friday 2 July. You can read about what to expect right here.

Integral to its success are the four posties that make up the first-ever Courier editorial panel. There to advise on what content to include, shape the style of it and write their own stories, the panellists have been busy bringing authenticity to the magazine for the second successive issue.

Courier truly is about you, for you and by you.

Bradford postman, Chris Robbins, got the chance to trial our new PDA during his round.

Courier asked me to review the new PDA,’ he said. ‘Of course, I said yes. When the day came, I met a photographer, an editor, and a PDA tech guru, and they followed me around my walk while I tested it.

‘It was such a pleasure to meet new, interesting people, and to do my bit to help the company strive and thrive. An extra added bonus is that now, my ugly mug has somehow become the face behind the new PDA!’

Mossley Hill postwoman, Laura Cornish, had a prominent say in the focus for our popular Big Picture page – and you’ll be able to read a full account of life as a Liverpool postwoman from Laura soon, on the Courier Workplace group.

‘As an honorary Liverpudlian, I was excited to hear that Courier had chosen Liverpool as the location for this edition’s Big Picture,’ she said. ‘Liverpool is such a photogenic city with countless amazing photo opportunities, so I was confident that we’d be able to capture a suitably impressive image. We had a great day scouting locations and trying out various shots - we hope you like the end result.’

And Hedge End postman, Paul Stewart, spotted an opportunity to link an upcoming global event to his own experiences.

‘My article this time was my experience of the being a Gamesmaker for London 2012,’ he said. ‘With Tokyo coming along in the next month, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to roll back the memories of a magical summer.’

Read all of these articles and more in your summer edition of Courier. Interested in getting involved, post a message on the Courier Workplace group, or email

30 Jun 2021