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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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  • calendar and pot of money

    Supplier relief and care market

    24 April 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    All providers/suppliers are under pressure to maintain services during the COVID-19 crisis and this is especially impacting the care sector, which is facing unprecedented demand and operational challenges.

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  • meet the buyer claire deacey blog

    Meet the Buyer - Claire Deacey

    07 June 2019 By Claire Deacey, Category Buyer - Social Care

    Claire started working for YPO in January this year as a Category Buyer for the Social Care team.

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  • knife crime blog

    Knife crime reaches an eight year high

    22 May 2019 By Les Hughes, Guardian Service

    Knife crime is a growing problem within the UK and there is no discrimination when it comes to its victims, although a large percentage of activity seems to be aimed at the younger community and the disadvantaged.

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  • Mike Fairbotham WOP

    Enabling change through digital transformation

    26 April 2019 By Mike Fairbotham, Director at Perigean Ltd

    Ahead of our World of Procurement event in July, each speaker will be previewing their session and discussing the different ways we can enable change through procurement...

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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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  • Jeremy at WOP

    Enabling change through the procurement process

    12 April 2019 By Jeremy Brim, The Bid Toolkit

    Ahead of our World of Procurement event in July, each speaker will be previewing their session and discussing the different ways we can enable change through procurement...

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