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Royal Mail Moves Forward With Privatisation Plan

This week the state-owned Royal Mail postal service moved forward with its plans for privatisation by employing the services of two banks (Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch) as advisors in the ownership transition, whilst British-based Barclays have already been assisting them for … [read more]


Christmas time charitable support at Speed Couriers

  Speed Couriers value greatly all of our customers; due to their continued support of our business we are able, in a small way, to support projects in the local community.   Rather than send a Christmas card or  try and visit each and every … [read more]


Notes Before Driving This Christmas

Christmas is a fun and festive time of year, but it can also be very demanding when it comes to travel and visiting friends and family. While some are lucky enough to have all their relations come to visit them on the 25th, many have … [read more]


Royal Mail to Cut Compensation Limit for Standard Post

Royal Mail announced last week that they are planning to cut compensation fees for the loss of or damage to untracked, first and second class post from £46 to £20. The taxpayer-owned postal service are in the midst of mass changes, as they try to … [read more]


Posties Bite Back 2: This Time, Its Personal

One of our blog posts earlier in the year told how posties nationwide were getting sick and tired of the common threats posed by household dogs. We noted how postie Gary Haldane was fighting for new safety measures for postal workers after being attacked by … [read more]


Sending Post This Christmas

Christmas is the busiest period for post, as many people send parcels and cards to ensure they reach friends and family before the festive cheer comes to a close. Making Sure They Arrives On Time Royal mail has recommended and released last posting dates in … [read more]


Winterizing Your Motorcycle: Part 2

In our first part of this guide, we looked at how to prepare your bike for winter using fuel stabilizer and duck oil. Let’s continue or preparation for the chilly months with some additional tips for riding safe this winter! Battery Removing the battery during … [read more]


A Quick Guide to Posting Jewellery

Having high value items such as jewellery delivered is always going to be a concerning experience; the risk of something going wrong during the delivery or damage occurring to the piece is enough to worry anyone. All the more reason to use a reputable and … [read more]


Efficient Delivery Services are Vital, say IMRG

Online retail industry association IMRG has compiled a report detailing the usefulness of reliable and credible delivery services. The organisation carried out extensive research, concluding that the annual cost of failed deliveries is over £850million, a 7.5% increase when compared to 2010 (some of which … [read more]


Winterizing Your Motorcycle

The team at Speed Couriers love to talk motorbikes, and with the icy hand of winter lurking just around the corner, we thought some handy tips on how to prepare your bike for cold weather would help our fond fans through the chillier months to … [read more]


Royal Mail’s New Delivery Scheme

As of the beginning of this month, Royal Mail postmen and women will now leave undelivered packages with the next-door neighbours, so it may be wise to get friendly with your neighbours and patch up any garden hedge disputes! The new scheme aims to reduce … [read more]


Posties Bite Back at Dangerous Dogs

While the presence of large “beware of the dog” signs are commonly placed to deter would-be thieves and send them packing with their empty stereotypical SWAG bag, the signs also commonly cause more than a little anxiety with many of the UKs postal workers. For … [read more]


Amazon Create Thousands of Jobs in the UK

With Amazon’s latest bid to open three new UK distribution centres, courier services nationwide are likely to see a noticeable increase in business (especially the good ones!). The presence-boosting distribution centres are set to create over 2,000 new jobs and a further 3,000 temporary positions … [read more]


Drive Safely During Winter

  Chilly mornings are upon us already in the Northwest of England, and early bird drivers have found themselves wrapping up warm in their vehicles until the car’s heating kicks in. As winter approaches, we can certainly expect these cold conditions to cause problems on … [read more]


Local Collection Points: When not to Use them

  There are many ‘collection point’ services that  provide a delivery/collection service with which customers can pick up their purchased item from a registered collection station such as local shops and post offices, but there are many cases in which they cannot provide customers with … [read more]


How International Legislation Can Effect British Delivery Companies

Offering international delivery can be an incredibly difficult process, for a number of different reasons. First and foremost it’s difficult because of the expenditure of travelling abroad, mixed with the complicated nature of creating the right type of protocol for an international deliveries service. Many … [read more]


Favourite Driving Apps at Speed Couriers

  At Speed Couriers we spend plenty of time on the road, and we love to hear about developments in technology that make time behind the wheel safer and even more enjoyable. We took a little time to create this quick rundown of modern mobile … [read more]