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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Provoking curiosity in early years

    24 November 2020 By Designs for Education

    Children are naturally curious, as educators it is our role to encourage and develop this to enable them to learn through their interests and investigations. The more curious a child is the more observant they are, which in turn encourages deeper thinking and an ability to figure things out.

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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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  • woman wearing surgical face covering

    Myth buster: choosing the right type of mask

    19 November 2020 By The YPO team

    Leaving the house panic used to involve a checklist of all essential items, phone, keys and wallet typically, but now one of the most essential items is our face coverings.

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    Play tray inspiration

    18 November 2020 By Cosy

    The trusty play tray is versatile and easy-to-clean, making it the ideal resource for a wide range of activities, both indoor and out. Our friends at Cosy are always creating interesting and inspiring play tray ideas – here are some of their favourites.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Kirsty

    18 November 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill, Procurement Projects Advisor

    Kirsty has been at YPO for three and a half years in a few different roles, building on her knowledge and experience on all things procurement. She’s really looking forward to getting the new education procurement team known in the education sector and working closely with our customers to understand their challenges and how we can help them.

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  • Is flour becoming a luxury?

    17 November 2020 By White's Bakery Ltd

    The price of flour is something that you might not give much thought to, but it is a food that many people within the UK see as a necessity. Recently it has been noted that flour and bread prices are set to rise (no pun intended!) after one of the worst UK wheat harvests in 40 years.

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    When should Regulation 32(2)(c) be used?

    16 November 2020 By Raoul Robinson - Contracts Manager at YPO

    Issues created by the rise of COVID -19 in the UK has resulted in public sector contracting authorities and their supply chains, facing unprecedented difficulties to quickly meet urgent stakeholder requirements.

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  • Keeping customers at the heart of what we do

    12 November 2020 By Jo Marshall, Executive Director at YPO

    This year’s theme for World Quality Day is ‘creating customer value’, and with a topic so close to my heart I want to talk to you about how at YPO, our customers are our top priority.

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  • business woman working from home

    Are you getting the benefits of working with SMEs?

    11 November 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    As a nation we are dependent on technology more than ever, but have you thought about how small or medium sized businesses can help with sourcing this through procurement?

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  • public washroom with hand dryer

    Creating a safer washroom experience

    11 November 2020 By Initial Washroom Hygiene

    Washrooms represent one of the greatest hygiene challenges for businesses and schools as they are spaces in which social distancing may be difficult to maintain. They also contain many shared touchpoints and hard surfaces, on which Coronavirus can survive and become vectors for transmission.

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