Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

170 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 October 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


More than 170 new jobs are being created in the north-east of England by Royal Mail.

The organisation says it is recruiting additional staff to improve postal services in the region, which have come under fire for late deliveries. Residents, businesses and MPs had criticised Royal Mail after it scrapped its traditional second delivery. The company said it was taking on more staff to deliver a ‘reliable service’ to its customers.


  • 20 October 2004: BBC News


Eurofound (2004), Royal Mail, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60686, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60686.