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

  • Cheryl Gahan

    Meet Cheryl from the HR procurement team

    25 March 2021 By Cheryl Gahan - Further Competition Coordinator of HR at YPO

    Cheryl Gahan joined YPO in 2015 and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for HR in the procurement services team.

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  • Covid safe team meeting

    Top tips for looking at new recruitment solutions

    22 March 2021 By Lucy Simpson – Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    When starting to look at recruitment solutions, timing is the key. It can often take time to make decisions internally and understand the requirements from all internal stakeholders, and more than one solution may be needed depending on how you procure recruitment.

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  • Helicopter

    NetZero 2050: Go green with our aviation suppliers

    01 March 2021 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Co-ordinator at YPO

    Sam from our Energy team explores the new net zero laws and regulations set by the government to become carbon neutral by 2050, and the pressure this has put on our suppliers within the Aviation Fuel sector.

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  • Gritter triple point

    How leasing helps councils with COVID-19 recovery

    17 February 2021 By Caroline Davis - Head of Public Sector Leasing at Triple Point Investment Management

    Even before Covid-19, many public sector bodies were struggling with budgetary pressures, the pandemic has made this significantly worse.

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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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  • Electric car charging

    The road to a greener planet

    27 January 2021 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer, Fleet at YPO

    The government has a 10-point plan for 'green industrial revolution’, of which includes phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.

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  • Andy Perrins Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    20 November 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care and Emergency Services at YPO

    Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority, he is now the Category Manager for Social Care and Emergency Services.

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  • fireman smiling

    Fuelling our emergency services during a crisis

    21 August 2020 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    We all know the importance of keeping our energy levels high and eating proper meals to ensure we are ready for a full day of work; this is especially important when it comes to our Emergency Services.

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  • fire extinguisher in office

    Procuring your essential fire safety equipment

    12 August 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer of Facilities Management at YPO

    Everyone’s workplace differs, from factories to offices, schools to warehouses, but one thing that remains the same is that our workplace premises always require the same essential fire safety equipment, servicing and further fire services.

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  • Leeds canal

    Staying safe around water

    26 April 2018 By By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer – Emergency Services

    It’s surprising to hear that drowning is one of the UK's leading accidental causes of death, resulting in more than 300 fatalities after tripping, falling or simply through underestimation of risks involved with being near water.

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