Christmas / New Year arrangements

Desk calendars and diaries

Our handy desk calendars and desk diaries have proved extremely popular in the past and 2014 versions are now available on a first come, first served basis.
Please email your request to . Please specify exactly what you’d like: i.e. a 2014 desk calendar insert, a desk calendar holder, and/or a 2014 desk diary.

Christmas and New Year arrangements

Please note that, in addition to the Public holidays on 25th and 26th December and 1st January, we will also be closed all day on Friday 27th December.  If you have any queries on the services available please let us know as soon as possible.

Day / date Opening hours Estimated delivery dates for each service
Start Close Next day parcels Economy
Post (1st)
Monday 23.12.13 Normal Normal 24.12.13 31.12.13 24.12.13
Tuesday 24.12.13 Normal Midday 30.12.13 2.01.14 27.12.13
Wednesday 25.12.13 Public Holiday – Closed
Thursday 26.12.13 Public Holiday – Closed
Friday 27.12.13 Closed
Monday 30.12.13 Normal Normal 31.12.13 3.01.14 31.12.13
Tuesday 31.12.13 Normal 16:00hrs 3.01.14 6.01.14 3.01.14
Wednesday 1.01.14 Public Holiday – Closed
Thursday 2.01.14 Normal Normal 3.01.14 7.01.14 3.01.14
Friday 3.01.14 Normal Normal 6.01.14 8.01.14 6.01.14
Latest recommended despatch date for pre-Christmas delivery 20.12.13 18.12.13 20.12.13

Please note:

  1. For any dates that are not specified, normal operating hours apply. All delivery dates are based on mainland UK excluding Highlands and Islands and additional time should be allowed for these areas.
  2. For palletised deliveries and large item consignments special arrangements apply. Please contact your account team for further details if required.
  3. The above schedule does not take account of any delays that may arise as result of adverse weather conditions. If you have any particularly time-sensitive delivery requirements please get in touch with your usual EC Group contacts.
  4. We would be delighted to discuss any significant volumes of work that you anticipate may arise over the holiday period as soon as possible in order that we can make appropriate arrangements at the earliest opportunity.