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  • Corona a year in...

    It’s been a great first year for the YPO basket. With many successful events carried out and lots of positive numbers to show; it’s evident that the last 12 months have served as the foundation for a growing and lasting relationship between...

  • YPO Christmas card competition launches for 2019

    DEADLINE EXTENDED! YPO Christmas card competition launches for 2019 Ahead of Christmas, Wakefield-based YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear...

  • Energy market update - May

    Moving in to summer, the month commenced with downward pressure on fundamentals but the Trump effect really impacted mid-May as he withdrew America from the Iranian Nuclear Deal.  This sent the Oil markets into a spin as Iran had built up a...

  • May 2019 delivery information

    Our annual staff conference is being held on Friday 24th of May therefore we are unable to make deliveries on this day. Prior to or following this day you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your exact delivery date 48...

  • Energy market update - October

    Power Supply started the month comfortably as demand reduced due to warmer temperatures around Europe.  The nuclear capacity in France increased following a period of maintenance, but the interconnector’s capacity was halved to 1GW due...

  • Energy market update - November

    Gas and Power Volatility was in the market as we moved from summer to winter 2018, with large market movements starting the month.  The markets started to settle and become bearish as the weather outlook became warmer and the level of...

  • YPO wins two energy awards

    We’re thrilled to have come away from The Energy Awards 2018 last Wednesday with not just one, but two awards! The ceremony saw over 600 of the most senior operators in the energy market come together to celebrate the best of the energy...

  • YPO helps with contingent labour sector

    Together we are here to help. We're please to announce that we will be working with ESPO, CCS and NEPO on a collaborative and coordinated response with regards to the contingent labour sector. You can read the full statement below. The...

  • YPO helps deliver the UCI Road World Championships

    PRESS RELEASE Everything from first aid and folding chairs to radios and lunch for event volunteers was procured for this year’s UCI Road World Championships with support from YPO. The Wakefield-based public sector procurement buying...

  • YPO partners with BESA and DfE on edtech events

    We’re delighted to be partnering with the British Education Suppliers Association (BESA) and the Department for Education on a series of edtech training events across the UK. The one-day roadshows ‘LearnEd’ will explore how schools can best...

  • Lighting upgrade to save YPO 78%

    At YPO, we practice what we preach. We've recently used our own framework to upgrade the lighting in one of our large offices. Like many buildings of its era, our office had fluorescent lighting that had become inefficient and outdated...

  • Local School Celebrates Loyalty Scheme Windfall

    The Co-op Academy Manchester is celebrating a bumper windfall of £708.32 to spend on resources thanks to a public sector loyalty scheme which seems profits shared with over 13,000 customers across the UK. YPO, one of the UK’s largest public...

  • Join us on our sustainability journey!

    Here at YPO, we truly believe in the positive impact good procurement can have on the world, and the huge benefits it can have on our customers, suppliers and our communities. As well as compliance, value for money and good quality, public...

  • Attracting students to sixth form using design

    Funding in schools has decreased over the years, causing problems throughout all aspects of education. This cut has especially affected sixth forms, with an estimated funding drop of 26% in the period from 2010/11 - 2018/19.  Colleges offer...

  • Visualisers more than just a presentation tool

    Visualiser technology is used in hundreds of thousands of classrooms up and down the country – usually simply to show objects in large scale on the interactive whiteboard – a nice visual for all pupils to see, for the teacher to refer to...