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Post Office makes a wheely special delivery in time for Pride

Press release   •   Jul 04, 2018 15:17 BST

  • Three Post Office rainbow vans will be out and about across the UK this summer
  • The vans help to mark the first year the Post Office will take part in the LGBT+ community’s Pride celebrations

Post Office has found a unique way to celebrate Pride this year, with some special rainbow vans hitting the roads over the summer, as the business prepares to take part in the annual celebrations for the LGBT+ community for the first time.

The three vans, which are entirely covered in the Pride rainbow livery, belong to the Post Office supply chain team and help to move stock around the country.

The UK alone has more than 100 Pride events each year and globally there are over 65 countries who have some kind of Pride celebration. Post Office will be participating in the London Pride parade this Saturday, as well as being the main sponsors of Chesterfield Pride (22nd July) and Bolton Pride (21st September) – both towns where Post Office support centres are based.

Post Office’s internal LGBT+ network, Prism, have led the way in terms of the business’s participation and sponsorship of the events, and are busy preparing for the big days. Along with the eye-catching vans, Post Office support centres have been decorated in Pride colours, as has the Great Portland Street Post Office branch in central London (picture attached).

Ben Spencer-White, Chair of Prism at Post Office, said:

“As a business, we want to make sure we truly represent the breadth of customers and communities we serve - and we know that Pride matters to so many of them.

“Pride also matters to our own people; and at the Post Office, we want everyone to feel empowered to be entirely themselves at work. We’re incredibly excited to be taking part in Pride for the first time this year, celebrating difference and diversity across the UK – I am sure this is just the first year of many!”

The vans were wrapped by Stewart Signs, based in Eastleigh, Hampshire. In 2017, they branded more than 17,000 vehicles; but this is the first they’ve done in Pride livery.

James Harris, Commercial Director at Stewart Signs Limited, said:

“Stewart Signs is delighted to support The Post Office with this year’s Pride campaign. It’s the first time we’ve wrapped a van with the pride flag, the results really make an impact and carry an important message. We look forward to seeing it on the road throughout the summer.”

Seen our vans out and about? Taking part in the Post Office Pride celebrations this weekend? We’d love to hear from you – find us on Instagram (ukpostoffice) or Twitter (@postoffice).

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20 Finsbury Street,

LONDON

EC2Y 9AQ

Tel: 020 7012 3456 (24 hours)

Email: pressoffice@postoffice.co.uk

www.postoffice.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

With more than 11,500 branches, the Post Office network is the biggest retail network in the UK, with more branches than all the banks and building societies combined.

97% of Post Office branches are run with retail partners on an agency or franchise basis.

  • The Post Office provides services central to peoples’ everyday lives; 99.7% of the population lives within 3 miles of a Post Office.

We offer the UK’s largest fee free cash withdrawal network through our 11,500 branches and an additional 2,500 cash machines and 99 per cent of UK bank customers can access their accounts at the Post Office.

We sell 170 different products and services spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards; Government services; telephony; foreign currency; travel insurance and mail services.

Post Offices branches remain highly valued and trusted, and are the focal point of many communities. For more information; visit www.postoffice.co.uk and to find out about a Post Office business opportunities; visit www.runapostoffice.co.uk

About the Post Office

Post Office Limited has an unrivalled national network of over 11,600 branches across the UK, more than all the high street banks combined, and sits at the heart of many communities across the country.

It provides around 170 different services and products spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards. Post Office also offers Government services, telephony, foreign currency, travel insurance and mail services.

99.7% of people live within three miles of their nearest Post Office outlet. For many rural communities the Post Office is the only retail outlet. Post Offices remain highly valued and trusted and are the focal point for many communities. For more information, visit www.postoffice.co.uk.