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  • Log truck

    UK biomass: Road map

    12 January 2022 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    Within this blog, Sam from our Energy team provides an insight into the route to market our products undertake before arriving at your required destinations.

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  • Pritt Stick

    Seven ways to make your Pritt Sticks go further

    06 January 2022 By The YPO Team

    There’s three weeks of term left, and you’ve got nothing but four Pritt Sticks and a bit of willpower to get you and your 30 children through that big craft project coming up. You plead with the powers that be to get some brand new ones, but the budget’s all gone for the term. Do you know the feeling?

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  • ICT hardware chip

    Global chip shortages aka 'Chipageddon'

    16 December 2021 By Joe Holland, ICT Category Buyer at YPO

    The ICT Hardware supply chain has seen a number of problems over the past year or two. The biggest challenge the supply chain has faced is the shortage of semiconductors. The shortage of semiconductors if effecting over 100 different industries, from video game consoles, cars to IT hardware such as laptops and desktop PCs. The shortage has caused production times to increase which has ultimately had a knock-on effect for the end-product being delivered to customers. The lack of these chips has also had some effect on other parts such as screens.

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  • Christmas bauble activity

    Festive fun for early years

    15 December 2021 By The YPO Team

    Children will have hours of fun getting into the festive spirit with these Christmas activities, including arts and crafts.

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  • Snowman craft

    Christmas craft activities for children

    07 December 2021 By The YPO Team

    Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy festive craft activities (unless you’re Scrooge or The Grinch), especially if they’re quick, easy and fun! Here are four interactive craft activity ideas you can steal this year, all made using paper plates.

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  • Classroom

    Why a breath of fresh air matters in school

    01 December 2021 By Leitz UK Marketing Team

    After many months of virtual learning, UK pupils are nearing the completion of the first full term back in the classroom with their peers and teachers, engaging with their education in person. Most schools have adopted new safety protocols to protect students and staff since September, but there is a large threat looming unnoticed and untreated that threatens the health of these groups daily.

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  • Christmas jumper

    Five reasons to make a DIY Christmas jumper

    30 November 2021 By Heidi Winter, Communications Assistant at YPO

    The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and nothing screams ‘IT’S CHRISTMASSS’ more than getting into a festive, cosy jumper. Here are five reasons to have a go at making your own this year.

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  • Hanukkah activity

    Hanukkah activities for early years

    23 November 2021 By The YPO Team

    Hanukkah or Chanukah means “dedication” in Hebrew, and the Jewish holiday, also known as The Festival of Lights, represents joy and celebrates one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history. We’ve got some activities to help you teach little ones about Hanukkah and celebrate. But first, here’s the story of Hanukkah that you can use for story time…

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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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  • Supply teachers CCS

    Big savings on sourcing your supply teachers

    11 November 2021 By Tom Harper – Commercial Agreement Specialist for Health and Education, Crown Commercial Service

    The Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff agreement has saved schools over £1.5m in three years, and now we’ve partnered with YPO to help schools further. We’re working together to achieve savings with continued support and tailored solutions for your school.

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