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

  • Office teamwork

    Facing skills scarcity? Collaboration is the key

    16 September 2021 By Matthew Lewis - UK Public Services and Not for Profit Director at Hays

    Many will have seen the headlines in the media around the lack of people and skills to meet demand across the post-Covid landscape. We’ve hit a perfect storm as a resurgent private sector and transforming public sector compete for skills in a labour market that’s vastly reduced due to large numbers of EU nationals returning home.

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  • Katie Beaumont

    Meet Katie from the ICT procurement team

    13 September 2021 By Katie Beaumont - Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT at YPO

    Katie Beaumont joined YPO two years ago and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT in the procurement services team.

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  • ISDN

    The ISDN/PSTN switch off – are you ready?

    20 August 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer at Abzorb

    From 2023 public sector organisations will be unable to buy ISDN and PSTN telephone systems, and in 2025, they will cease to exist.

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  • Printing services

    Sustainable printing for the public sector

    17 August 2021 By The APS Group

    As part of your social value objectives, you may be considering how to ensure any print requirements are aligned to your environmental and sustainability goals.

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  • Biomass

    Our biomass suppliers fuelling a greener future

    13 August 2021 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    No matter what industry you are in, we are all facing unique individual challenges to become carbon neutral by 2050.

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  • Firefighter PPE

    Decontamination – Firefighter control measures

    09 August 2021 By Laura Megson - Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Firefighters are exposed to many challenging situations and working environments with the potential to have long-term effects on their health.

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  • James Farrimond

    Meet the Buyer - James Farrimond

    21 July 2021 By James Farrimond - Category Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    James has recently joined YPO in June 2021 as the new Category Buyer for Fleet in the procurement services team.

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  • Laura Megson  Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Meet the Buyer - Laura Megson

    08 July 2021 By Laura Megson - Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Laura Megson joined the YPO team 4 years ago and is now the Category Buyer for Emergency Services in the procurement services team.

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  • Remote working

    Seven ways COVID-19 changed our working future

    06 July 2021 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The pandemic has forced all organisations to embrace digital transformation, and in doing so created unprecedented levels of change in the way we work.

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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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