Our heritage

It all started over 370 years ago...
With a few footsteps.

The first determined strides...
Taken by a passionate few...
Beginning the incredible journey of many.

Born of bold and innovative thinking...
Of the desire to spread word far and wide...
...further and faster...
We’ve always led the way for others to follow.

Trusted to connect customers and companies...
Governments and royalty...
Nations and empires...
And, of course, friends and families...

From Britain’s most remote corners...
To the corners of our communities...
To our bustling towns and city streets...
We’ve been there for people to turn to – a trusted friend.

We’ve been at the forefront of our country’s biggest changes...
The unforgettable moments in all our lives.

Our passion and energy revolutionised postage...
Trusted by our customers, to look after their savings for the very first time.
Helping Britain ‘live for today’ and ‘plan for tomorrow’...
Networking telegrams and telephones...
A true innovator: the first to get our nation talking!
The champions of public, universal and simple service.
Always striving to make life easier...


As the world evolved, we evolved...

We’ve spent centuries forging friendships
There’s nothing we wouldn’t do for our communities, our customers – even our country...

Been passionate in going that extra mile...  
Cared for and protected people...
Redefined the meaning of ‘frontline service’...
And found ever-new ways to be at the centre of people’s lives.

We are the constant people depend upon.
The nation’s most trusted brand.
The bedrock for millions – Britain’s binding force.
Local and familiar yet nationwide and solid.
Continuing to innovate and inspire in an ever more digital age...
Delivering world-class, industry-first technologies
Always adapting to care for and serve our customers better.

A brand as reliable and relevant in the 21st Century as ever.
A brand only possible because of it’s passionate people...
The pioneering leaps they’ve taken through the centuries...
These are the people our customers still trust to deliver...
And whose proud spirit continues to inspire the next steps on our incredible journey.

Quite simply – we are the Post Office.