On Tuesday, June 28, Mr Bice Osei Kuffour led the Ghana Post team and strategic partners, Three Turns Shipping, to woo United Kingdom’s postal giants Royal Mail to explore possible areas of collaboration and consolidation.
Addressing a high-profile leadership of Royal Mail, Mr Osei Kuffour expressed his desire to build the needed partnerships with market leaders, share knowledge and experiences and learn best practices while looking at innovative ways of delivering world-class services to Ghana Post’s customers.
He intimated that a tour of the Royal Mail’s state-of-the-art facility presents a great source of inspiration and opportunity for Ghana Post to learn best practices from industry players with a distinguished track record.
Royal Mail has progressed from an initial manual operation to state-of-the-art technology postal services.
Even though Royal Mail and Ghana Post are both members of the Universal Postal Union, this is the very first time a Managing Director of Ghana Post is paying a working visit to the global postal giants Royal Mail, founded in 1516.
Ghana Post’s visit to Royal Mail remains very crucial and significant since Ghana Post was founded under British colonial rule in 1854.
Among other strategic alliances, Mr Bice Osei Kuffour proposed exchanges between the two organizations, permitting Ghana Post staff to embark on practical training attachments with Royal Mail while very experienced pensioner staff of Royal Mail offer consultancy to Ghana Post.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Mail Simon Thompson and his team were very excited and impressed by the enthusiasm and deliberateness of Mr Bice Osei Kuffour in engaging Royal Mail for purposes of working exchange for knowledge transfer.
On behalf of Royal Mail, Nick Landon, the Chief Commercial Officer, expressed Royal Mail’s willingness to engage Ghana Post in strategic ways for the mutual benefit of the two organizations.
There seems to be no end to Ghana Post’s new Managing Director’s drive to bring the organization to global heights as he moves to court and woo global postal giants to build new alliances and partnerships to propel growth.
Representing Royal Mail at the meeting included Nick Landon (CCO Royal Mail), Antony Harvey (International Managing Director), Eric Ashiagbor (London Jubilee Plant Manager), Jay Brooks (London Mount Pleasant Manager) and Kevin Cooper (Head of Processing).
The Ghana Post team included Mr Robert Asiedu (Head of International Affairs), Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa (Head of Government Business and External Relations), Hanson Owusu (CEO of Three Turns Shipping) and Kwesi Gyesi (MD, TTL Belgium).
The meeting was facilitated by Odana Consult, a subsidiary of GUBA Enterprise UK.