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

  • Gas

    What makes a gas standing charge?

    19 June 2018 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

    It’s a question we get often in various forms – why has the standing charge gone up? What causes the standing charge to change? If I reduce my AQ will it reduce my standing charge?

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  • care home

    Ten happy days tips for care homes

    15 June 2018 By Gillian Hesketh, Happy Days

    Designers spend weeks, months, even years researching safe environments, product durability, audience potential usage and much more.

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  • YPO World

    World of Procurement - My world and yours

    14 June 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement

    With the exciting news of our first ever 'World of Procurement' event taking place in London on 19 September, I wanted to take the opportunity to explain what this means for you - our customers, for YPO and the public sector, and for me personally.

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  • energy for schools blog

    Five reasons to NOT use an energy broker

    17 May 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer for Energy

    Schools and academies often ask why they would come to YPO rather than go through a traditional energy broker.

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  • Why do councils need a digital strategy

    Why do councils need a digital strategy?

    17 May 2018 By Georgina Bowell - Canon UK LTD

    Increasingly we rely on digital services to facilitate our everyday lives. From ordering and paying for items online to researching a place to eat, reading newspapers, ordering taxis and communicating worldwide, digital technology satisfies our need to have everything right now.

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  • Paul Smith_1

    Eight reasons why a DPS should be in your toolkit

    03 May 2018 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    I was recently invited by Sigma (a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union) to present YPO’s expertise in the use of Dynamic Purchasing Systems to the public procurement teams in both Turkey and Ukraine.

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  • CEO Nicky Chance Thompson from The Piece Hall

    An educational partnership with The Piece Hall

    01 May 2018 By Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall

    The Piece Hall Trust is proud to be partnering with our friends at YPO who have been hugely supportive of our very valuable education programme, working with schools to teach youngsters about the fascinating heritage of The Piece Hall in Halifax.

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  • Scott Hesketh2

    Meet the buyer - Scott Hesketh

    27 April 2018 By Scott Hesketh, Category Buyer - Fleet

    Scott joined YPO five years ago and is now the category buyer for Fleet in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Time management YPO

    Time management tips for teachers part 2

    27 April 2018 By John Harrison - Learning and Development Business Partner at YPO

    In the last edition, I shared some tips and advice around time management. Here’s part two that looks at more ways you can master your time – give it a go, you might find a technique that really works for you.

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  • Leeds canal

    Staying safe around water

    26 April 2018 By By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer – Emergency Services

    It’s surprising to hear that drowning is one of the UK's leading accidental causes of death, resulting in more than 300 fatalities after tripping, falling or simply through underestimation of risks involved with being near water.

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