About Royal Mail

Royal Mail were established in 1516 when Henry VIII ordered the creation of the first national postal service, commanding every town to have a horse available to carry mail from his court.

Things have changed quite drastically since then. Instead of horses they operate with a 33,000 strong fleet, delivering approximately 13 million letters and small parcels every year to over 29 million addresses across the UK.

Continuing to move forward with the times, Royal Mail are focused on leveraging the increasing number of parcels driven by the world of ecommerce.

Illustration of a Royal Mail Postal Worker