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  • How to build a wishlist

    Wishlists are a great way of saving favourite items for future reference or to share with your colleagues.  Unlike a basket, your wishlist won't time out after four hours. You can use the wishlist functionality if you have an account with...

  • Working at YPO

    We understand that good relationships within the workplace underpin business success. Productivity is driven by our employees and what is happening in the work place – something which we have explored further with Acas (Advisory,...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    By recycling your used batteries you are contributing to protecting our environment and the Earth's natural resources. We offer a free recycling service to all customers that purchase batteries from YPO. Your role in contributing to the...

  • Governance

    The YPO Board share responsibility for managing all YPO employees and meet formally on a monthly basis. The Board is chaired by the Managing Director. Reports requiring further scrutiny or decisions outside of the delegated responsibilities...

  • Free Next Day Delivery

    Need something in a hurry?   We offer FREE next day delivery!   If you need your items in a hurry, we can help. Our FREE next day delivery service is available on request for stock items. All you need to do is select the option when you...

  • Deanery Academy

    The Deanery Academy was a £25 million new build and the newest member of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust which was built by BAM Construction starting August 2017 for opening September 2019.   YPO was selected after numerous...

  • Presentations from the event

    On the day, we had seven different presentations all themed around enabling change on topics including: Using Procurement to Define and Deliver Wider Value, Enabling Change Through Fleet Transformation, Enabling Change Through Customer...

  • 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...

  • Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    Name: Andy Perrins Position: Category Manager (Social Care) How long have you been working for YPO?  I started working for YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority.  What do you most like about YPO? YPO is a great place to work,...

  • Energy efficiency in schools

    Energy in schools… This chart is from the carbon trust and shows the biggest areas of energy usage and cost in schools. As you can see by the pie chart, heating takes up the highest percentage of energy used and nearly half of the cost....

  • Utilising furniture for safe social distancing

    It’s important that staff feel comfortable within their whole school environment to be able to successfully get back to teaching, whilst being confident they can encourage safe practices for social distancing. It’s also important for pupils...

  • Apprenticeship levy of the future

    Since April 2017, if an organisation earns in excess of £3 million annually, then they will pay the apprenticeship levy to help fund new and existing apprenticeships. In the news, there are many views about the apprenticeship levy and it's...

  • The Sheephouse Way

    There seems to be more focus than ever on outdoor learning. We all receive the enews bulletins which have the latest go-to outdoor play suggestions on what activities settings should be offering and what the benefits are. Social media feeds...

  • Comensura: COVID-19 and qualified social care

    At Comensura we manage the supply of temporary workers on behalf of our customers. We spoke with three qualified social work recruitment specialists - Sanctuary Personnel, Liquid Personnel and Tripod Partners, and asked them how demand for...