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  • £20 notes

    Saving money by buying better

    05 May 2016 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    Working closely with hundreds of schools across the country, we know only too well the financial challenges facing the majority of schools - primary, secondary and academies. The recent Budget provided little relief or reassurance to schools about future funding.

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  • Talking customer service with the Czech government

    Talking customer service with the Czech government

    04 May 2016 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    Last week, I was invited by the EU to present at a workshop in Prague at the Czech Government. The European Commission are helping the Czech Government review the potential for a central purchasing body for public procurement.

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  • Employee Value Proposition

    Creating a compelling Employer Value Proposition

    28 April 2016 By Victoria Smith, Lead Client Partner - Penna

    A great employee value proposition (EVP) is vital in persuading the best talent to join your organisation. This guest blog article from Penna explains what EVP actually means and how to create a compelling proposition.

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  • Time to face up to cyber risk

    Time to face up to cyber risk

    18 April 2016 By Agnieszka Gajli, Category Buyer - Corporate & People Services

    With public bodies the number one target for cyber attacks, local authorities need to ensure they understand the risks and take proper precautions

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  • Searching for best value travel

    Searching for best value travel

    14 April 2016 By Duncan Spokes, Procurement Manager - Corporate & People Services

    While there’s no doubting that you can find a bargain online if you spend long enough searching for it, does the Internet really always offer the best value option?

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  • How to store biomass pellets in six easy steps

    07 April 2016 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Energy

    One of the most commonly asked questions from customers about a biomass boiler is, how do you store the biomass pellets?

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  • Gas Light

    The truth about fixed price energy contracts

    18 February 2016 By Georgina Penfold, Category Manager - Energy Solutions

    It has been well publicised that the price of energy has been gradually falling over the past 12 months. Gas is at a seven year low, and electricity prices are holding steady, despite green taxes.

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  • Streetlights

    Competition in Connections: Are you missing out?

    18 January 2016 By Beverley Upcraft, Category Business Partner - Energy

    Until recently, local authorities were unable to select which companies connected their equipment such as streetlights to local electrical networks.

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  • Harlesden Primary

    UK schools to benefit from £2 million profit share

    02 December 2015 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    Thousands of schools across the country are benefitting from a share of £2 million as part of our unique share of profits scheme.

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  • West Riding County Supplies - Van

    Over 100 years of collaborative procurement

    28 October 2015 By Paul Smith, Executive Director

    A recent visit to Belgium to discuss the role of central purchasing bodies in Europe prompted YPO Executive Director Paul Smith to delve into the YPO archives and discover our history in collaborative procurement.

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