The Ownership of Two Contrasting Businesses.

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Introduction.
In this assignment I will be describing the ownership of two contrasting business, which will be Oxfam and Royal Mail. Also, I will describe the different types of business and the purpose of the businesses. For Oxfam and Royal mail, I will describe the different stakeholders that influence the purpose of the businesses and how the businesses are organised. I shall also explain how Oxfam and Royal Mail’s style of organisation helps them to achieve their purposes. I’ll also be explaining the points of view from different stakeholders that influence the aims and objectives of my two chosen organisations.
Business 1 – Royal Mail
Royal Mail is in the private sector, this means that it is owned by private individuals or organisations.
Royal Mail is a postal service that delivers letters all around the UK. It was established in 1516. The company’s subsidiary, which is Royal Mail Group Limited, also operates Parcelforce Worldwide which are the parcels that are delivered.
Royal Mails strategy is ‘To become the best delivery and marketing mail business in the UK.’ They believe that being brilliant at the basics means getting delivery right first time, every time. And they focus on a number of areas to achieve this aim.
Royal Mail’s core business activity is to deliver letters and parcels to the correct address safely, and to ensure a sustainable service for the benefit of everyone in the UK. Growing their parcels business is part of their strategy to drive profitable growth. Royal Mail delivers a six days a week, one price, goes anywhere postal service that goes to more than 29-30 million addresses across the UK. The size of the business is obviously very large as they operate all around the UK every week, and they have 140,000 employees varying from postmen/women to managers. The scale of the operation for Royal Mail is global as they are worldwide.…...

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