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  • energy team group photo

    Six months on of Meet the Buyer

    21 November 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement Services

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  • AI and the rise of Virtual Worker

    07 November 2018 By Ashley Cartwright, Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    As we move into what is commonly dubbed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” businesses are evolving at increasing speed. Customers are expecting more and more from their service providers, making technological flexibility and work-place productivity paramount in staying on top of demand.

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  • Lucy Simpson

    Meet the Buyer - Lucy Simpson

    26 October 2018 By Lucy Simpson, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Lucy joined the corporate services team in June and is passionate about public sector procurement and helping tackle the challenges our customers face.

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  • World of Procurement

    Reflecting on our World of Procurement

    25 October 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement Services

    Our inaugural 'World of Procurement' event took place on 19 September in London with over 250 registered delegates.

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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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  • 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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  • Adam Throup

    Meet the Category Manager - Adam Throup

    13 July 2018 By Adam Throup - Category Manager

    Adam joined YPO nine years ago and is a category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Lesley Harper 1

    Meet the Category Manager - Lesley Harper

    12 July 2018 By Lesley Harper - Category Manager

    Lesley joined YPO in May as Category Manager for Social Care

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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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