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  • Commissioning - Benefits of Market Engagement

    Commissioning: Benefits of Market Engagement

    04 December 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Effective commissioning of health and social care services starts with having a sound understanding of the needs of service users, the outcomes you’re trying to achieve or the gap you’re trying to fill.

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  • Top tips to encourage teenagers into libraries

    03 December 2018 By Alexandra Wainwright – Furniture and Design Project Manager

    Having spent several years planning and designing school and public libraries, one of the issues mentioned in design consolation meetings is how to encourage teenagers to read more. A recent study conducted by The Reading Agency states that 44% of young people in England don’t read for pleasure. This is becoming ever increasing with the availability of digital and social media in teenagers’ lives, whether it be through e-books, online articles, smart phones or tablets.

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  • What is business travel

    What is business travel?

    27 November 2018 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    When you hear the word travel, you instantly think of your annual holiday away from work and responsibilities, or the dreaded commute to and from the office. But what is business travel?

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  • Employee Assistance Programme blog

    Five things to note when procuring an EAP

    21 November 2018 By Jess Carey, Bid Writer - Health Assured

    Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are a large and growing requirement within the workplace, with the CIPD reporting that, of those that completed the Health and Well-being at Work Survey, 63% of organisations use EAPs to identify and reduce stress in the workplace.

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    Six months on of Meet the Buyer

    21 November 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement Services

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  • Lucy Simpson

    Meet the Buyer - Lucy Simpson

    26 October 2018 By Lucy Simpson, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Lucy joined the corporate services team in June and is passionate about public sector procurement and helping tackle the challenges our customers face.

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  • World of Procurement

    Reflecting on our World of Procurement

    25 October 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement Services

    Our inaugural 'World of Procurement' event took place on 19 September in London with over 250 registered delegates.

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  • Meet the Buyer Blog Andy Perrins

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    23 July 2018 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager

    Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority.

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  • Adam Throup

    Meet the Category Manager - Adam Throup

    13 July 2018 By Adam Throup - Category Manager

    Adam joined YPO nine years ago and is a category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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    Meet the Category Manager - Lesley Harper

    12 July 2018 By Lesley Harper - Category Manager

    Lesley joined YPO in May as Category Manager for Social Care

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