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  • Brexit REED blog-min

    Brexit and the housing sector

    09 April 2019 By Roger Levett - Business Development Director at REED

    With the changes that Brexit will present, there is likely to be an impact on temporary workforces within the Housing Sector. This is because recruiters are increasingly looking to EU nationals to fill skills shortages. Through establishing high quality talent pools of potential workers from contract commencement and working with stakeholders to identify potential candidates who can be up-skilled, REED supports our clients deal with the upcoming potential unavailability of candidates.

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  • Five school playground safety points to consider

    09 April 2019 By Temi Kucuk, Business Development Manager, Evergreens UK Group

    With winter coming to a brisk end here in the UK, we can now look forward to enjoying some warmer days ahead. However, nicer weather could bring with it some unpleasant consequences for schools. With children heading outside to play, the likelihood of trips, falls and skids in the playground could rise.

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  • Robyn Lamport-Rann meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Robyn Lamport-Rann

    05 April 2019 By Robyn Lamport-Rann, Category Buyer - ICT

    Robyn joined YPO six years ago and is now a category buyer for the ICT team.

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  • Yellow Door blog

    Mud kitchen activity ideas

    29 March 2019 By Corin Redsell , Yellow Door

    When children are outdoors they connect with mother nature and learn a lot from her. It will help them develop self-esteem, enhances confidence and paves the way for more role-play, creativity, communication and team-work. You’ll always find a contented and happy child in a mud kitchen.

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  • energy efficiency blog

    Energy efficiency in schools

    20 March 2019 By Kerry Walker - Energy Category Buyer

    Are you a school or academy constantly under funding pressures? Many of you are being forced to make cuts that leave your school suffering and trying to make the most of the resources you have. Imagine if you could relieve some of the financial pressure by saving money through your energy... This blog tells you how!

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  • Enabling a winning environment for bidding

    Enabling a winning environment for bidding

    14 March 2019 By Jeremy Brim - the bid toolkit

    Submitting tenders for public sector organisations can often be a daunting and challenging process. Suppliers struggle to increase and maintain win rates, finding their submissions don’t quite hit the mark. YPO have partnered with the bid toolkit to help you write better bids for public sector contracts. Lets look at enabling a winning environment for bidding...

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  • Public sector procurement overview

    Public Sector Procurement Overview

    14 March 2019 By Jeremy Brim - the bid toolkit

    The challenge for suppliers is to sustainably and predictably grow your business through increased win rates. Many struggle to gain insight into client drivers and how well to prepare for bids. With an average win rate on an unpredictable and short term of pipeline opportunities, you don't want to be losing bids on quality submission scores and compliance issues.

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  • Encouraging active lifestyles in and out of school

    11 March 2019 By Jo-Anne Town - Early Years and PE Leader, Gooseacre Primary Academy

    There is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children. The UK chief medical officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

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  • Craft activities for Mother's Day

    06 March 2019 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make take home gifts to coincide with key events is a great way to build relationships with parents. If you wanted to, you could even use this as a fundraising activity and ask parents to buy their child’s creation. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we’ve provided a couple of fun craft activities you could do with children for this.

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  • Charlotte Kennett

    Charlotte's apprenticeship journey

    06 March 2019 By Charlotte Kennett, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Charlotte joined YPO as an apprentice back in 2013 when she was just 16. Fast forward six years and she's climbed the ladder to her current role as category buyer and now manages the national YPO Apprenticeships framework!

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