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  • liquid fuels

    Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

    26 March 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer - Energy

    New Government legislation has been passed in relation to changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) as part of its strategy to promote renewable transport fuels. Our category buyer for Energy Steve Sefton, explains which fuels are affected, what will change and how this will affect prices.

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  • Carmen Emmerson

    Meet the Buyer - Carmen Emmerson

    26 March 2018 By Carmen Emmerson, Category Buyer - Energy

    Carmen joined YPO four and a half years ago and is a category buyer for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Sarah Sesum

    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Sesum

    21 March 2018 By Sarah Sesum, Category Manager - Technology and Communications

    Sarah Sesum joined YPO 11 years ago and is now the category manager for Technology and Communications in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Trim Trail 4 Piece

    Top tips for creating engaging physical education

    15 March 2018 By Sue Wilkinson and Eileen Marchant, Association for Physical Education

    We all know and recognise that a healthy body gives rise to a healthy mind. There’s now a wealth of knowledge and evidence providing the connectivity between activity, emotional wellbeing and improved academic achievement.

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  • procurement image

    The SQ and essential subcontractors

    14 March 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    In September 2016 the Cabinet Office along with Crown Commercial Service issued a PPN stating the introduction of a new supplier selection questionnaire, aptly named “Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)” which was to be implemented immediately.

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  • own brand image

    Top 10 saving tips on classroom stationery

    07 March 2018 By Melanie Godley, Buyer - Stationery

    You don’t need me to point out how tight school’s budgets are at the moment - but there are some quick things you can do to help save money.

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  • Fire service in the snow

    Emergency response equipment is snow joke

    06 March 2018 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    As the ‘Beast from the East’ gripped and caused chaos throughout the UK, it’s important at such a time, to remember the increased strain that is inherently forced upon the emergency services.

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  • egg marbling

    Easter craft ideas

    06 March 2018 By Heather Millard, Campaign Manager

    Let your children experiment with marbling inks with these lovely Easter themed activities.

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  • Easter egg hunt

    Make your Easter egg hunt more egg-citing

    02 March 2018 By Tara Charlesworth, Buyer - Arts and Crafts

    Children love taking part in Easter egg hunts! Not only are they fun, they’re great for teaching a wide range of skills.

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  • Bigjig blog

    Six steps to imaginative play in early years

    01 March 2018 By Jasmin Hayes, Bigjigs Toys

    Children as young as 12 months can begin experimenting with imaginative play, but what does it really mean for the little ones?

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