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  • Franki Harvey

    Meet Franki from the energy procurement team

    16 November 2021 By Franki Harvey - Further Competition Co-ordinator of Energy at YPO

    Franki Harvey joined YPO in 2019 and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for Energy in the procurement services team.

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  • Wood logs

    The cycle of biomass energy

    02 November 2021 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    Net zero 2050 is fast approaching, and individual ambitions to reduce carbon emissions are under the spotlight.

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  • Data centre

    A guide to data centre maintenance

    25 October 2021 By Bailey Walker - Maintenance Support Manager at 2bm

    Whether you’re operating a private or colocation facility, taking the appropriate steps to avoid a data centre outage should be amongst the highest priorities for all data centre managers – with maintenance at the very top of the list.

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  • printing machine

    Putting our Print Marketplace solution to the test

    11 October 2021 By Katie Beaumont - Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT at YPO

    Katie Beaumont, the Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT in the procurement services team puts our Print Marketplace solution to the test, and shares her experiences and challenges she faced along the way.

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  • Two colleagues working

    Five tips to help adapt to a hybrid working model

    07 October 2021 By Ian Dickinson - Key Account Manager at Banner

    Adapting to the right hybrid working model is going to be crucial for many organisations moving forward. Whilst a hybrid model can deliver value for both employers and staff, it does not come without its challenges to make it a worthwhile experience for all.

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  • Counselling

    World Mental Health Day – Happiness at work

    05 October 2021 By Jacob Smith at Wellbeing Solutions

    The 10th October this year marks World Mental Health Day – an international day of recognition of the legitimacy and urgency of mental health issues across society.

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  • biomass storage

    Four top tips to store your biomass

    04 October 2021 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    During recent times, there has been a huge strain on public sector organisations to make the transition to renewable fuels. One of these has been the use of biomass – and in turn this has brought many challenges.

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  • Office meeting

    Why social value and enforcement go hand-in-hand

    28 September 2021 By Helen Addis - Social Responsibility and Customer Welfare Manager at Bristow & Sutor

    Corporate social responsibility has been a term used by businesses in every sector for many years, but social value intends to better represent modern holistic thinking. It considers how businesses can positively impact a local community as part of usual working practice.

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  • 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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