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

  • Staff room

    The benefits of a well designed staff room

    21 September 2021 By Sam Watling – Project Manager, Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    Having worked with many different schools over the years, the YPO design team have project managed the supply and installation of furniture within a whole host of different staff rooms.

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  • Washroom

    Citron is changing for the better

    16 June 2021 By Tim Lusher – Business Development Manager at Citron Hygiene

    Citron Hygiene discuss the major benefits and reasons behind why they're moving their customers across to a 6-weekly service schedule, and the positive impact this will have on the environment.

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  • Fire Extinguisher

    Fire Extinguishers – The First Line of Defence

    24 May 2021 By Richard Parker - Account Director at Chubb

    Richard Parker, Account Director at Chubb explains why regular maintenance of fire extinguishers is an essential part of any fire safety strategy and shares his best practice advice on fire prevention.

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  • Sally Pemberton

    Meet the Assistant Buyer - Sally Pemberton

    22 April 2021 By Sally Pemberton - Assistant Buyer for Facilities Management at YPO

    Sally started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from NHS Supply Chain and now works in the very busy facilities management procurement team as an assistant category buyer.

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  • Lawn mower maintenance

    There's no substitute for regular maintenance

    01 April 2021 By Nigel Church - Product Trainer at Ransomes Jacobsen

    Nigel from Ransomes Jacobsen explains the importance of carrying out regular checks and routine maintenance on mowers.

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  • fire alarm on building wall

    Fire safety in the workplace

    11 February 2021 By Jo King - Category Buyer of Facilities Management at YPO

    When it comes to fire safety in the workplace, it is everyone's responsibility to ensure all fire hazards and other risks of fire are minimal.

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  • Lauren Robinson

    Meet the Buyer - Lauren Robinson

    10 June 2019 By Lauren Robinson, Framework Manager - Furniture

    Lauren started her YPO journey when she was just 19, and has worked her way to her current role of office furniture framework manager, working closely with customers and assisting them through the entire procurement process.

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  • Laura Hills meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Laura Hills

    23 April 2019 By Laura Hills - Facilities Management Category Buyer

    Laura Hills joined YPO in May 2018 and has since progressed to her current role as a category buyer for facilities management.

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  • Top tips to encourage teenagers into libraries

    03 December 2018 By Alexandra Wainwright – Furniture and Design Project Manager

    Having spent several years planning and designing school and public libraries, one of the issues mentioned in design consolation meetings is how to encourage teenagers to read more. A recent study conducted by The Reading Agency states that 44% of young people in England don’t read for pleasure. This is becoming ever increasing with the availability of digital and social media in teenagers’ lives, whether it be through e-books, online articles, smart phones or tablets.

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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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