Mary Macleod, MP for Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Osterley and Hounslow, visited the TNT Post UK delivery unit in Chiswick to meet local Posties recently recruited as part of a significant job creation drive in West London.
Recently opened, the Chiswick delivery unit of TNT Post has been providing the West London area with a new household and business delivery service since mid-April 2012 and has created 400 new jobs in the West London area. TNT Post is hoping to expand the service further in the next five years, taking the number of posties recruited up to 20,000 across the UK.
During the visit, Mary joined a postie on his round, and was able to see how he delivers mail to households and businesses in the constituency. The postie showed the MP the new technology the company is utilising to increase the delivery efficiency in the local area. Every single letter delivered by a TNT Postie is scanned before it is pushed through the letterbox, ensuring guaranteed proof of delivery.
During the round, Mary was able to see the posties in action. The iconic orange TNT Post bikes mean that posties can complete rounds quickly, in addition to keeping fit and maintaining a low-carbon footprint.
Following the visit, Mary Macleod MP, said:
“I am pleased that companies like TNT Post are investing in the Chiswick area and creating opportunities for local people who have found it difficult to find jobs. The roles are providing secure employment for those who have finished education, in addition to parents who require flexible working hours. I am very pleased that they are engaged in the Work Programme and Youth Contract to help young and long term unemployed people into work.
Nick Wells, CEO TNT Post UK, commented:
“We are pleased that Mary Macleod invested time to meet with our posties in Chiswick. Our customers demand quality service and they are doing a fantastic job delivering to the West London community. At TNT Post, we are proud to have created many jobs in the London area and will strive to provide many more in the coming years.”