Royal Mail Group is a global organisation. We operate in 44 countries around the world. Our global revenue exceeds £10 billion per annum. We employ almost 160,000 people. We deliver more than 1.8 billion parcels and 14 billion letters every year.
We have two main businesses: our UK Operations and General Logistics Systems (GLS). In the UK, we operate under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands. Outside the UK, GLS is one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe. It provides geographical diversification for our earnings and is a growth engine for the Group. It is expanding its presence in European markets and through focused and targeted acquisitions to capture higher growth segments outside Europe.
Following our 2013 IPO, we’re one of the most widely held stocks on the London Stock Exchange. 20 per cent of the company is owned by our people and retail shareholders. Royal Mail Group continues to innovate. We’re investing in our digital capabilities, particularly in e-commerce and customer connectivity.