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

  • Child using phone

    Top tips on how to keep children safe online

    07 February 2022 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek – ICT Category Buyer at YPO

    Staying safe online is a huge task for employers, parents, and teachers. Most children these days have higher skills in general than adults when online. However, it’s the responsibility of all of us to keep children safe, so here are a few tips to mention:

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  • Joseph Overbury

    Joseph's apprenticeship journey

    04 February 2022 By Joseph Overbury - Procurement Services Apprentice at YPO

    Joseph joined YPO in 2021 as an apprentice in the procurement services team.

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  • Britney Cotterill

    Britney's apprenticeship journey

    04 February 2022 By Britney Cotterill - Further Competition Co-ordinator of HR at YPO

    Britney Cotterill joined YPO in 2018 as an apprentice, and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for HR in the procurement services team.

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  • Child doing paint popsicle activity

    Engaging ice activities for early years

    31 January 2022 By The YPO Team

    We’ve rounded up our favourite winter and ice themed activities for you to try. This type of sensory play encourages hands on exploration and creates wonderful learning opportunities such as imaginative play, language exploration, coordination and so much more.

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  • School worker using computer

    How to run a further competition for schools

    31 January 2022 By Megan Grimshaw – Procurement Projects Advisor at YPO

    We understand that setting up or renewing contracts at your school can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. In this blog, we’ll provide you with some top tips on how to run a further competition to help keep things simple and easy to understand.

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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 the 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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