Blog

Keep up to date with the latest news and views in the YPO Blog RSS Feed

We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Regulations blog

    Negotiated procedure without prior publication

    15 February 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    When the term “negotiation” is mentioned around a public sector procurement, particularly those over the OJEU threshold, it generally creates immediate unnerving feelings.

    Read more
  • fire rescue dog

    4 things you might not know about fire rescue dogs

    14 February 2018 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Everybody knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know that fire investigation dogs have been around since 1996?

    Read more
  • Category Buyer – Highways and FM

    Meet the buyer

    06 February 2018 By Kateryna Johnson, Category Buyer - Highways and Facilities Management

    Kath Johnson joined YPO two and a half years ago and is the category buyer for Highways and FM in the Procurement Services team.

    Read more
  • Insurance due diligence blog

    Insurance due diligence and commercial assurance

    05 February 2018 By Chris Lloyd, Executive Director at Willis Towers Watson

    Fundamental to any public procurement or contracting process is the objective of achieving optimum allocation of risk between the authority and its suppliers.

    Read more
  • Sarah Earl

    Meet the buyer

    24 January 2018 By Sarah Earl, Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Sarah Earl joined YPO 20 years ago and has recently become the category buyer for the emergency services and blue light team.

    Read more
  • The 5 do’s and don’ts of handwriting

    The 5 do's and don'ts of handwriting

    23 January 2018 By Heidi Winter, Apprentice

    To celebrate National Handwriting Week, we have put together 5 top tips that will help you stop asking yourself this question and be well on your way of mastering that ‘neat’ style.

    Read more
  • The secrets of success blog

    The secrets of success by Chris Quigley

    23 January 2018 By Chris Quigley - specialist in primary education, trainer and author

    There’s a lot more to success than fame and fortune – it’s about feeling good about yourself and learning to overcome setbacks.

    Read more
  • Time management tips blog

    Time management tips for teachers by John Harrison

    23 January 2018 By John Harrison - Learning and Development Business Partner at YPO

    Type ‘time management theories and models’ into Google and you’ll get over 1.4 million results in 0.66 seconds.

    Read more
  • Paul Reed

    Battlefield tours for schools

    14 December 2017 By Paul Reed, Historian and Battlefield Guide

    The four years of the First World War witnessed a conflict which touched every family in Britain.

    Read more
  • Horse rescue

    Top 10 animal rescues of 2017

    07 December 2017 By Johnathan Carr, Assistant Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Did you know, the UK Fire Services have spent at least £3.5m rescuing 17,000 animals in the last three years!

    Read more