Post Office Counters - one of the Post Office’s three main
businesses - has appointed Keith Hardie as head of PR.
Hardie was promoted from head of communications for Post Office
Counters’ Retail Development Centre, which manages and develops the UK’s
In his new job he will work with a team of 23 and be responsible for
co-ordinating national and regional PR. This will include developing a
social policy for Post Office Counters. The organisation aims to focus
and extend PR support for the community and charity work carried out by
staff and sub-postmasters.
Hardie reports to Rob Durrant, director of communications for Post
Office Counters. The head of PR post has been filled on a temporary
basis, by people seconded from with the organisation, since the
departure of Julia Davies two years ago to join the Post Office
Counters’ training division.
Hardie’s appointment comes at a time when the Government is reviewing
its ownership of the Post Office and considering giving the service
greater commercial freedom.