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

  • UK Motorway

    Understanding the world of telematics

    04 May 2022 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    The public sector operates a diverse fleet from HGVs and specialist vehicles to ambulances and emergency response vehicles. However, one thing that they have in common is the benefit of vehicle telematics.

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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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  • Net zero climate change

    Smart Green Drivers: The value of real time data

    15 June 2021 By Simon Ralphs - Chief Executive Officer at Telematicus

    There is one thing that we have learnt over the last 18 months of the pandemic - the importance of real time data to inform decision making.

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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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  • 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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  • Ebony Armitage Assistant Buyer of Fleet at YPO

    Meet the buyer Ebony Armitage

    01 December 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    Ebony joined YPO in 2018 as an apprentice and has now recently become the Assistant Buyer for Fleet in our Procurement Services team.

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  • specialist vehicles

    Flexible contract hire options for uncertain times

    05 October 2020 By Paul Connor - Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS)

    SFS gives an overview of the benefits of contract hire over outright purchase, in particular for local authorities dealing with the after-effects of lock-down and ongoing uncertainty about the future.

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  • fleet of lorries

    How to optimise fleet hire agreements

    09 July 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Category Buyer for Fleet at YPO

    I recently hosted a webinar to provide public sector organisations with valuable insight into the current conditions of the fleet hire market, and how to achieve the best value hire agreements.

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  • Fleet vehicles for purchase or hire

    COVID-19 the dilemma for Fleet - Purchase vs Hire

    14 April 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Fleet Category Buyer at YPO

    As a fleet buyer in the public sector, I thought I would touch my thoughts on what effect the pandemic may have on the vehicle market, and why hire and lease are great options to acquire vehicles in the coming months.

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  • YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Ian Reed

    09 March 2020 By Ian Reed - Category Manager of Fleet at YPO

    Ian Reed joined the YPO team 15 years ago and is now the Category Manager for fleet in the procurement services team.

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