Supporting our heritage
In 1516, King Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke, the first Master of the Posts and designer of what would become the world's first national postal service.
This heritage is a great source of pride to our business. We celebrate the role we have played in the country’s development and promote knowledge about the postal system’s rich heritage.
The UK has been through enormous changes in the last 500 years. Our business has evolved too. We have innovated and experimented to find new and more efficient ways to keep people connected. We played a vital part in two World Wars, both at home and abroad. We have served 21 monarchs and lived through countless events. We have provided hundreds of thousands of men and women with high-quality employment.