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  • cleaner day

    Thank Your Cleaner Day

    17 October 2018 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer

    Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world but is unfortunately often undervalued by many of us who benefit from the service provided by our cleaners.

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  • Furniture

    Using furniture to create engaging environments

    10 October 2018 By Stephanie Knox - Marketing Executive at Godfrey Syrett

    We spend a lot of time at work – 75% of the week, for your typical office worker. It makes sense, then; to have an office environment that’s conducive to staff wellbeing, that they will engage with, and which suits the task at hand. Here are 5 handy tips for using furniture to create an engaging office environment.

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  • mental health awareness

    Looking after your employees matters

    10 October 2018 By Sarah Jarvis - Category Buyer for Corporate Services

    Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The aim of this day is to raise awareness and ensure people dealing with mental health problems can live better lives.

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  • Jo Marshall job shadowing

    National Customer Service Week

    04 October 2018 By Jo Marshall, Executive Director

    For the last few years, our customer service offering has gone from strength to strength. We’ve enhanced our service by improving our customer’s online experience and invested in back-end systems – but a big part of our success story is down to our commitment and drive for increased internal engagement.

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  • Category Manager - Energy

    Meet the Category Manager - Rob Clark

    25 September 2018 By Rob Clark - Category Manager

    Rob joined YPO two years ago and is the Category Manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • School sign

    Diary of a head teacher

    19 September 2018 By Sash Hamidi - Head teacher, Priestmead Primary School

    We're pleased to welcome Sash Hamidi from Priestmead Primary School, who gives an insight into cross-curricular learning in his school.

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  • Boy with magnifying glass

    Why do we teach science?

    19 September 2018 By Hester Binge - Education consultant and trainer, specialising in science and wellbeing

    Why do we teach science? Ok so it’s on the national curriculum but we teach it because it helps us understand and connect to the world we inhabit. We have, at some point in our busy lives wondered about the world that surrounds us. Why does the sea come in and out? How do the trees know when to lose their leaves? How come we lose our sense of taste when we get a cold? That’s why science can be truly cross–curricular. It can be the language we use to access other learning. Many other subjects need science to help them be understood.

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  • Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    Meet the Category Manager - Ash Cartwright

    17 September 2018 By Ash Cartwright - Category Manager

    Ashley joined YPO nine years ago and is a Category Manager for ICT Innovation in the Procurement Services team.

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  • National Fitness Day

    13 September 2018 By Gemma Maw, Buyer for Sports and SEN

    A sedentary lifestyle is becoming ever increasing in children’s everyday life. We’re told that children and teenagers should get a minimum of 60 minutes physical activity every day, but we all know that it’s sometimes easier said than done - especially when phones, TV and games consoles are so easily accessible. This, along with the growing obesity rate in the UK, getting children moving and being aware of the importance of fitness is so important now more than ever.

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  • sustainable future for catering

    The debate - single use paper hot cups

    12 September 2018 By Jo Gilroy - Head of Sustainability at Bunzl Catering Supplies

    Bunzl Catering Supplies are a supplier on our Catering Disposables Framework. They have used their expert knowledge to provide customers in the catering and hospitality industry with the knowledge they need to decide which paper hot cups to purchase.

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