A look at where we’ve been making the news

Where else to start but highlighting our press activity around our Dog Awareness Week (#daw21) that finished on Sunday?

Dog Awareness Week

The Guardian reported how ‘dog attacks on postmen and women fell by almost a third in the past year’, quoting Dr Shaun Davis, our global director of compliance and sustainability, saying: ‘33 dog attacks per week is still alarmingly high. There is still much work to do to bring the figure down.’

Daily Telegraph and Mirror wrote how Royal Mail ‘considers’ US-style postboxes to help avoid dog attacks. Dr Shaun told Daily Telegraph: ‘In terms of what we can do to build on reducing dog attacks on postal workers, we are looking at options. There are externally-mounted postboxes or there are locker-style postboxes where the customer could give a pin number or a QR code.’

Sunday deliveries

Coverage of our Sunday delivery service picked up last week as we announced Moonpig as one of our customers.

Reports in edelivery and Retail Gazette centred on how Royal Mail has enabled Moonpig to become one of the first retailers to introduce Sunday deliveries. edelivery wrote: ‘The companies also announced a new, expanded contract in 2020, which means Royal Mail also now delivers most of Moonpig’s gifts too.’

Postal apprenticeships

News that we’re seeking around 1,000 new Delivery apprentices is spreading. Operations development director, Ricky McAulay, was interviewed by Daily Mirror’s Jobs section, discussing how he himself started out on an apprenticeship.

Ricky comments: ‘Come and join us, no two days are the same around here and it really is a world of opportunity.’

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13 Jul 2021