Date: Monday 14th November 2022
This week Tynwald will be asked to review Isle of Man Post Office’s Annual Plan 2022-23.
The annual plan sets out IOMPO’s progress to date of its modernisation strategy, as well as its future focus areas to become a fit for purpose postal provider.
The Board of IOMPO introduced a five year strategy in 2017 and having made significant progress in key areas which have created efficiencies and savings, it has refreshed the strategy extending it to 2025. However there remains a great deal of work yet to be accomplished with innovation and investment being made to ensure the business can evolve its purpose, rival its competitors, align itself with customers’ expectations and provide a first class service.
Stu Peters MHK, Chairman of Isle of Man Post Office said: “We look forward to Tynwald this week and being part of what we hope will be a meaningful debate on the key challenges and opportunities facing our business, and the proactive measures being taken to tackle these. IOMPO is fortunate to have a loyal and dedicated workforce with expertise in their respective roles, all working together for the sole purpose to secure the business long into the future, along with a good working relationship with the unions representing our employees. This is without doubt all critical to our success.”
IOMPO is transitioning to become a parcel-led delivery company with the introduction of its first ever automated parcel sorting machine in the New Year. This significant investment is also in addition to the business developing an online postage service to provide greater convenience to customers, and a handheld solution to make it easier for retailers to provide postal services in the community.
Mr Peters added: “There have been many debates on the Post Office in recent years and I hope the will of Tynwald is to offer support and encouragement to a trusted business, which is preparing itself to be in the best possible position to secure its long term future, as it continues its transformational passage. This can only be of benefit to us all.”