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

  • Craft activities for Mother's Day

    06 March 2019 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make take home gifts to coincide with key events is a great way to build relationships with parents. If you wanted to, you could even use this as a fundraising activity and ask parents to buy their child’s creation. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we’ve provided a couple of fun craft activities you could do with children for this.

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  • What's it like being an apprentice at YPO?

    05 March 2019 By Jorden Nestor, Business Administration Apprentice - YPO

    Are you considering an apprenticeship? Want to know more about what they’re like? In this blog, i'll be telling you about my time as an apprentice and how the experience is helping me progress with my future.

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  • Chloe Lynn Meet the Buyer

    Meet the Buyer - Chloe Lynn

    18 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn, Category Buyer - AV, IT and Business Machines

    Chloe joined the Education, Learning and Office Supplies team in June 2018. Creating access to best value products at the most competitive prices is the driving force behind her commitment to procurement.

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  • How Messy Play is helping children to write

    07 January 2019 By Holly, Little Learners Southport

    Little Learners is a multi award winning messy play and mark making company with over 30 franchises across the country. We are always looking for the best, most exciting products to use in our classes, which look great and are versatile for the children to make marks in. Mark making is at the heart of our mission and what we focus all of our messy play classes and activities on!

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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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  • 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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  • Jo Marshall job shadowing

    National Customer Service Week

    04 October 2018 By Jo Marshall, Executive Director

    For the last few years, our customer service offering has gone from strength to strength. We’ve enhanced our service by improving our customer’s online experience and invested in back-end systems – but a big part of our success story is down to our commitment and drive for increased internal engagement.

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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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  • 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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