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

  • child reading

    Top tips to encourage children to read by choice

    28 April 2021 By Leanne Jephcott – Curriculum Specialist at Peters

    This year Children’s Book Week takes place from 3-9 May, and 2021 also marks the celebration’s 100th anniversary. Children’s Book Week aims to inspire children everywhere to love reading for fun. Below are some top tips for teachers and parents to encourage all children to develop a love of reading, including even your most reluctant of readers!

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  • Eden reading corner

    How to create an inclusive reading corner

    27 April 2021 By Emily Mayer - Marketing Communications Executive at Eden Learning Spaces

    Bring out your child’s inner bookworm and create a dedicated reading space where they can lose themselves in their favourite page turner. A space that feels comforting and peaceful. Sounds great, but how do you get started?

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and Sport Premium

    26 April 2021 By Matthew Hancock – Procurement Assistant for Sports at YPO

    With the PE and Sport Premium funding continuing until the end of the current academic year in England, we’ve provided an updated guide to help answer any questions you may have.

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  • Sally Pemberton

    Meet the Assistant Buyer - Sally Pemberton

    22 April 2021 By Sally Pemberton - Assistant Buyer for Facilities Management at YPO

    Sally started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from NHS Supply Chain and now works in the very busy facilities management procurement team as an assistant category buyer.

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  • Virtual call

    Save Education: Mobile and Unified Communications

    20 April 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer, Abzorb

    Although the children are now back at school there will still be thousands who are having to self-isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it, and will need to ‘home school’. So, daily disruption in UK schools will sadly be the reality for the foreseeable future and education will be delivered by a hybrid approach of digital learning and face to face in the classroom.

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  • Steve Dilley consultancy+

    SoW and the future of work

    19 April 2021 By Lucy Simpson – Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    Our strategic partners, Consultancy+ recently ran an event looking at Statement of Work (SoW) and the future of work. As this is such a hot topic for many of our customers, we decided to catch-up with Steve Dilley, the Managing Consultant at Consultancy+ to find out what the key takeaways were from the session.

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  • Male using calculator

    The Debt Respite Scheme: Impact on enforcement

    15 April 2021 By Helen Addis - Social Responsibility and Customer Welfare Manager at Bristow & Sutor

    The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) guidance is set to be rolled out on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and the purpose of this initiative is to support those who genuinely cannot pay or would benefit from some additional time to tackle their debts.

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  • Utilidex carbon netzero

    Five steps to Carbon NetZero

    14 April 2021 By The Utilidex Team

    Carbon NetZero is high on the agenda for the majority of businesses today and achieving this goal will require extensive changes across the economy.

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  • Amy Clark

    Meet the Buyer – Amy Clark

    09 April 2021 By Amy Clark – Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Amy has recently joined YPO from City of York Council, as the new category buyer in the HR services procurement team. Amy worked with YPO as a customer on many procurements during her time at City of York Council. Now, Amy is looking forward to working on the other side, developing and providing frameworks that really meet the customer’s needs and help achieve savings across the public sector.

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  • Green aviation

    Green aviation is on the horizon

    07 April 2021 By Sam Johnson - Further Competition Co-ordinator at YPO

    One of the aviation industry global goals is to half its net CO2 emissions by 2050, compared to levels shown in 2005.

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