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  • Engage your team in carbon reduction - Net zero logo

    Five tips to engage your team in carbon reduction

    12 May 2021 By The Utilidex Team

    As 2021 progresses, we have a renewed focus on climate change, and not simply because it’s the right thing to do but also because the pandemic has provided a new lens to view our world, and a realisation that it is fragile and important to protect.

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  • Businessman looking out of window

    Measuring social value in a recruitment contract

    11 May 2021 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Social value is a term we often hear when considering procurement and contracts, but what is it and how can you incorporate it into your contract for recruitment services?

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  • Michelle Wood

    Meet the Buyer - Michelle Wood

    05 May 2021 By Michelle Wood - Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    Michelle Wood joined YPO in 2020 and is a Category Buyer for Energy in the procurement services team.

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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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  • Male using calculator

    The Debt Respite Scheme: Impact on enforcement

    15 April 2021 By Helen Addis - Social Responsibility and Customer Welfare Manager at Bristow & Sutor

    The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) guidance is set to be rolled out on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and the purpose of this initiative is to support those who genuinely cannot pay or would benefit from some additional time to tackle their debts.

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  • Working on laptop

    What COVID-19 has meant for enforcement

    24 March 2021 By Emma Watson - Head of External Communications at Bristow & Sutor

    The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted the vast majority of businesses, but especially those that rely on public engagement.

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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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  • dad working from home with daughter

    Increased flexibility in the workplace

    14 October 2020 By John Quirk - TMP and Ebony Armitage - YPO

    Flexible working is a way of working that suits employers and employee needs. For example, flexible working arrangements can include having flexible start and finish times or working from home when necessary.

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  • enforcement man knocking on door

    Enforcement industry: learning from lockdown

    18 August 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill - Further Competition Co-ordinator for Corporate and Financial services at YPO

    As the Further Competition Co-Ordinator for Corporate and Financial Services within the YPO Procurement Services Team, I’ve seen many changes within the enforcement industry in the last five months. These changes include many of our supplier Enforcement Agents furloughed, regulation changes and mandatory training updates.

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  • interim recruitment

    LGRP: An interim and executive recruitment update

    14 August 2020 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Interim and executive recruitment has seen rapid and major changes during COVID-19. We wanted to find out exactly what’s changed in the market, the most popular roles and if there have been any changes in the way local authorities are recruiting.

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