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

  • children holding hands

    Promoting kindness in the early years

    26 February 2021 By Katie Graham-Whitehouse, Twinkl EYFS

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  • Gritter triple point

    How leasing helps councils with COVID-19 recovery

    17 February 2021 By Caroline Davis - Head of Public Sector Leasing at Triple Point Investment Management

    Even before Covid-19, many public sector bodies were struggling with budgetary pressures, the pandemic has made this significantly worse.

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  • fire alarm on building wall

    Fire safety in the workplace

    11 February 2021 By Jo King - Category Buyer of Facilities Management at YPO

    When it comes to fire safety in the workplace, it is everyone's responsibility to ensure all fire hazards and other risks of fire are minimal.

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  • The road to a greener planet

    27 January 2021 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer, Fleet at YPO

    The government has a 10-point plan for 'green industrial revolution’, of which includes phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.

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  • Writing

    10 tips for enabling early handwriting

    21 January 2021 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyer - Early Years

    In this article, our early years buyer Nicola provides top tips for supporting children as they develop early handwriting skills.

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  • meet our assistant buyer for furniture

    Meet the Assistant Buyer - Aaliyah Chilumbu

    17 December 2020 By Aaliyah Chilumbu - Assistant Buyer of Furniture at YPO

    Aaliyah Chilumbu joined YPO in 2020, she is our most recent addition to the procurement services team and is now the Assistant Buyer for Furniture.

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  • Joe Holland Assistant Category Buyer of Energy at YPO

    Meet the Assistant Buyer - Joe Holland

    17 December 2020 By Joe Holland - Assistant Buyer for Energy at YPO

    Joe Holland joined YPO in 2014 and is now the Assistant Buyer for Energy in the procurement services team.

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  • social worker at door of client

    Social worker spend management

    15 December 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    Demand for temporary social workers remains high within local government and keeping spend on contract can be a real challenge for both authorities and managed service providers.

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  • pies

    The best ever Mince Pies

    14 December 2020 By Riverside Catering

    We’ve been speaking to some of our customers about Christmas and what their plans are this year for the festive season. We managed to get hold of a top-secret mince pie recipe off the cook in charge, Mrs Gilling from Meadow View Primary School!

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  • apprentice nurses in hallway

    Apprenticeship levy: Use it or Lose it

    07 December 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator for HR Services at YPO

    Although the apprenticeship levy is over three years old now, it still remains somewhat of a mystery within the education and training sector. Details surrounding the levy has been generally elusive, so we've compiled some helpful information to help you use it or lose it!

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