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Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Beacon of Change – Royal Mail Invest in Springboard


. Sue Whalley, Royal Mail’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) talks about changing the internal culture of Royal Mail. The privately-owned organisation, employer of more than 130,000 people, is now known for its inclusivity and equitable treatment of all their employees. In this frank and thought provoking interview with Costco, Sue cites investment in our Springboard programme as part of the development of their women employees moving from frontline Royal Mail positions into junior management roles. She talks confidence building, seizing new opportunities as they arise and identifying your ambition, just some of the things that can hold women back in the [...]

A Beacon of Change – Royal Mail Invest in Springboard2020-07-08T21:15:27+01:00

I wanna tell you a story – David McLaughlin


As the late Max Bygraves used to say, “I wanna tell you a story”.  When I was younger there were two things that would publicly embarrass me but privately amaze me.  The first was Max Bygraves – the East End singer, actor and comic, the second was old people telling stories about the war.  These amazed me as I could never understand at the time why Max was so popular – though I have to admit some of the songs were real ear worms.  I also struggled to understand why old people always went on and on with stories about [...]

I wanna tell you a story – David McLaughlin2020-07-08T21:15:28+01:00

Springboard proves a long-term faithful friend


Next year it will be 20 years since I was first introduced to Springboard and since then a lot has changed in my world. We all go through life’s varied experiences; I’m no different. All the usual things like job changes, bereavement, divorce, more job changes. But the one thing that’s remained by my side and in my head like a faithful friend has been Springboard. As my life gets ready to lurch into its next stage it is my old friend I turn to once again. I decided to reconnect with my Springboard tutor, Patricia Cresswell and through the [...]

Springboard proves a long-term faithful friend2020-07-08T21:15:41+01:00

Making Royal Mail an employer of choice


Springboard contributes to Royal Mail’s continuing success The Organisation Royal Mail is the UK’s most trusted letters and parcels delivery company, supporting customers, businesses and communities around the country. It is the designated Universal Postal Service Provider and the only company delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, six days a week service to more than 29m addresses across the UK. Its vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. Royal Mail floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 2013 and is now a member of the FTSE 100. Royal Mail is one of the [...]

Making Royal Mail an employer of choice2020-07-08T21:15:42+01:00
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