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

  • 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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  • Yorkshire Dales

    10 reasons why Yorkshire's so great

    01 August 2017 By Sally Shenton, Marketing Apprentice

    Today is Yorkshire Day and what better excuse do we need to celebrate how great our wonderful county is!

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  • Interactive flat panel

    Enhancing teaching with interactive technologies

    01 February 2017 By Amy Shelley - Buyer for ICT, AV and Business Machines

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  • Lizzy Grayson

    Achieving outcomes in temporary recruitment

    13 December 2016 By Lizzy Grayson, Buyer - Corporate and People Services

    It's the the first anniversary of our flexible framework for HR services and to mark it, buyer Lizzy Grayson explains how an innovative approach to temporary staffing will help to achieve better outcomes in recruitment strategy.

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  • Fire Fighter flood

    Keeping safe during winter floods

    29 November 2016 By Sarah Earl, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services

    Firefighter's are dealing with more than just fires - this time of year floods are a big concern for many, especially during festive periods

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  • YPO School Profit Share

    UK schools benefit from 2 million profit share

    26 October 2016 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation is rewarding thousands of schools across the UK, with a share of £2 million of YPO’s Share of Profits Loyalty Scheme.

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