#Royal Mail

.London, UK
Royal Mail has been under interim leadership since last year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Royal Mail)

  • Simon Thompson has been appointed as the new chief executive of Royal Mail
  • He is the former managing director of the coronavirus Test and Trace app
  • The app has been massively criticised for failing to prevent rising COVID-19 infection rates

.London, UK
Parcel delivery is seeing an unprecedented rise. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RoyalMail)

  •  Company said growth in online shopping during the coronavirus outbreak led to group revenue growth
  • Royal Mail said it was recruiting about 33,000 temporary staff to meet customer demand
  • It said it would invest £100 million "to ensure we deliver Christmas for our customers