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

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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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    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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    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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    Making maths magical through play

    10 November 2020 By Learn Well

    Make it sparkly and twinkly, make it squidgy and smelly, make it natural and textured. Let children use real things and lots of them. Let them hold them, move them, squish them, smell them, describe them and yes, count them. Doing the same thing in lots of different ways, using all of the senses, will build a strong sense of number: the awesome one, the tantalising two, the thunderous three, the fabulous four!

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    The power of passion and positivity for maths

    06 November 2020 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    In this blog, Cath from Learn Well discusses the importance of having a positive outlook when learning or teaching maths and provides some top tips to nurture a passion for maths!

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    XaaS: why everything is now a service

    05 November 2020 By The IT team at YPO

    As organisations look towards digitisation to improve their own business processes and their efficiency, services are becoming an increasingly popular way to cost-effectively use and implement IT.

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