Post Office hunts for Matlock partner

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Post Office chiefs this week announced they were looking for a retailer to run the Matlock Post Office branch.

The Matlock business is one of 70 Crown Post Office branches where they are looking for retail partners.

These branches are part of the current Crown network of 370 branches which are directly managed by the Post Office and based in high streets and city centres across the UK.

Kevin Gilliland, Network and Sales Director at the Post Office said: ““Matlock branch serves thousands of customers every week.

“However, we must change the way it operates to ensure its long term viability and to maintain services for people in the area.

“We welcome approaches from potential retail partners who want to work with us to provide our customers with high levels of customer service and easy access to Post Office products from a modern retail space.

“We are committed to modernising our Crown network to make it as easy as possible for customers to access our services and bring in new business. It is currently losing £40m a year of public money. Partnering 70 branches with retailers and investing £70 million in 300 Crown branches is the best way to keep our branches on high streets and city centres across the UK.”

Visit www.postoffice.co.uk/business-opportunities to find out more or email franchise.opportunities@postoffice.co.uk to request a form. Forms must be returned by May 27.