Business in the Community
In 2012-13, the Post Office became a standalone member of the Business in the Community (BITC) scheme, working to develop both our support for BITC and a wider community role in line with our public purpose.
Our work with the BITC-led high street task force is offering the Post Office an opportunity to partner with three of the 27 government-backed Town Teams to help redefine and regenerate their high streets. The Post Office is now working with the Sydenham, Stockton-on-Tees and Brighton teams and their local communities to help regenerate interest and activity and ultimately provide a long- term future for these areas so that they can survive and thrive.
As a part of every community across the UK, The Post Office is proud to be playing its part in this pilot work protecting the sustainability of these local amenities and retail hubs.
The Post Office also supports the BITC Rural Action Group in its work to help communities in villages and rural areas across the UK, where often the Post Office plays an important social and economic role in providing services to those who otherwise may feel isolated.
The Post Office takes pride in being a responsible business, and looks forward to developing its relationships and support further in the coming years.