Royal Mail launches Christmas competition for small businesses

Royal Mail launches Christmas competition for small businesses

Key points

  • Royal Mail has launched a Christmas competition for small businesses across the UK
  • Christmas is a time for giving and during this festive season Royal Mail has four prizes on offer for small businesses
  • There are two ways you can get involved, each with the chance to win £1000: Share a photo of your festive shop window display or tell Royal Mail about the special festive communications you have planned for your customers
  • There will also be two runners up for each part of the competition, who will both win £500
  • The competition is running from Tuesday, 27th November – Sunday, 16th December
  • Royal Mail has opened six dedicated parcel sort centres and recruited an additional 23,000 temporary staff to support its seasonal operation and to deliver the best possible service to customers throughout the Christmas period

Royal Mail has launched a Christmas competition for small businesses across the UK.

Christmas is a time for giving and during this festive season Royal Mail has four prizes on offer for small businesses.

All UK small businesses are able to enter the competition and there are two ways to get involved, each with the chance to win £1000:

  1. Share a photo of your festive shop window display with us.
  2. Or, tell us about what special festive communications you have planned for your customers. This could be anything from direct mail, email, a social media campaign or any unique festive packaging!

There will also be two runners up for each part of the competition, who will both win £500.

UK small businesses should send competition entries by one of the following ways:

  • By uploading your photo or comment to Twitter or Instagram, including #RoyalMail and #smallbizfestivecompetition as well as your own username. Don’t forget to tag @RoyalMail on Twitter or @RoyalMailOfficial on Instagram 
  • Via email: win@royalmail.com with the subject line Small Business Festive Competition
  • Royal Mail’s contact form: www.royalmail.com/small-business-saturday
  • Or direct message Royal Mail’s Facebook account with the hashtags #RoyalMail and #smallbizfestivecompetition

The competition opens at 10.00 on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 and closes at 23.59 on Sunday, 16th December 2018. All winners will be announced no later than the 21st December.

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said “We support the growth of each and every small business that we have the opportunity to work with and pride ourselves on being the most reliable business partner to all. We’re delighted to be providing small businesses with the chance to win special prizes through our festive competition.”

During the Christmas period in 2017, Royal Mail handled a staggering 149 million packages. This year, Royal Mail has opened six dedicated parcel sort centres and recruited an additional 23,000 temporary staff to support its seasonal operation. Over 1,100 Enquiry Offices will be open on Sunday 23rd December and they will all be open on Christmas Eve. These measures are about our commitment to deliver the best possible service to customers throughout the Christmas period.

 

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Note to Editors

 

About Royal Mail plc

Royal Mail plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK’s designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International and Letters (“UKPIL”) comprises the company’s UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the “Royal Mail” and “Parcelforce Worldwide” brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to around 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. Royal Mail also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

Media contacts

 

For journalist enquiries contact:

Jasmin Prichard, Royal Mail press office

Email: jasmin.prichard@royalmail.com

Royal Mail press office: 020 7449 8246

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