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  • Carmen Emmerson

    Meet the Buyer - Carmen Emmerson

    26 March 2018 By Carmen Emmerson, Category Buyer - Energy

    Carmen joined YPO four and a half years ago and is a category buyer for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Sarah Sesum

    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Sesum

    21 March 2018 By Sarah Sesum, Category Manager - Technology and Communications

    Sarah Sesum joined YPO 11 years ago and is now the category manager for Technology and Communications in the Procurement Services team.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sarah Earl

    Meet the Buyer - Sarah Earl

    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.

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  • Liam Sheanon Image

    The importance of quality contractors

    07 December 2017 By Liam Sheanon, Policy & Membership Officer - Road Safety Markings Association

    We have all heard the phrase “you get what you pay for” and “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”. These phrases tend to resonate within the contracting arena.

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  • Printer / Photocopier Image

    Five top tips for saving money on printing

    29 November 2017 By Zoe Jeffery, Category Buyer for ICT

    Pretty much everything has gone digital these days - but it’s fair to say we’re a long way off seeing paperless schools! Printing and photocopying is still a much needed necessity. As well as environmental factors to think about, we also have to consider how much we spend (or waste) on printing.

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  • Zoe Jeffery cropped

    Meet the Buyer - Zoe Jeffery

    23 October 2017 By Zoe Jeffery, Category Buyer - Technology and Communications Procurement Services

    Zoe Jeffery joined YPO five years ago next month but more recently became the newest member of the Technology and Communications Procurement Services Team as a Category Buyer.

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  • Insurance Broker

    What to consider when choosing an insurance broker

    26 September 2017 By Agnieszka Gajli, Category Buyer - Corporate and People Services

    The process of choosing a broker is often guided by price because of pressure to meet stakeholders’ spending controls and achieve cost savings.

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  • HR Penna Image

    Make your life easier with a recruitment audit

    26 September 2017 By Victoria Smith, Lead Client Partner, Penna

    Resourcing is not a career path for the fainthearted. The pressure and pace of trying to secure the very best talent for your organisation may leave you being unable to see the wood for the trees.

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