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  • Paul Reed

    Battlefield tours for schools

    14 December 2017 By Paul Reed, Historian and Battlefield Guide

    The four years of the First World War witnessed a conflict which touched every family in Britain.

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  • Horse rescue

    Top 10 animal rescues of 2017

    07 December 2017 By Johnathan Carr, Assistant Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Did you know, the UK Fire Services have spent at least £3.5m rescuing 17,000 animals in the last three years!

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  • Liam Sheanon Image

    The importance of quality contractors

    07 December 2017 By Liam Sheanon, Policy & Membership Officer - Road Safety Markings Association

    We have all heard the phrase “you get what you pay for” and “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”. These phrases tend to resonate within the contracting arena.

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  • Printer / Photocopier Image

    Five top tips for saving money on printing

    29 November 2017 By Zoe Jeffery, Category Buyer for ICT

    Pretty much everything has gone digital these days - but it’s fair to say we’re a long way off seeing paperless schools! Printing and photocopying is still a much needed necessity. As well as environmental factors to think about, we also have to consider how much we spend (or waste) on printing.

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  • Beth Lord- Contracts Officer Image

    To advertise or not advertise?

    24 November 2017 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    Are Public Contracting Authorities complying with their publication obligations when awarding through Frameworks?

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  • GDPR for fleet managers

    Demystifying GDPR for fleet managers

    17 November 2017 By Djamel Souici, General Counsel, Masternaut

    On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force, representing the biggest update to UK data protection in 20 years.

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  • Painting trees

    Big art activities for little learners

    02 November 2017 By Tara Charlesworth, Buyer for Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Take children away from their tables and chairs to get them stretching, running, stomping and jumping while they create.

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  • YPO parachute 1

    Product review: YPO Parachute Kit

    30 October 2017 By Anita and Mark from Ace Early Years

    There’s so many exciting ways you can use a parachute! They’re a fun and versatile resource for developing gross motor skills and improving coordination through collaborative physical play.

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  • Zoe Jeffery cropped

    Meet the Buyer - Zoe Jeffery

    23 October 2017 By Zoe Jeffery, Category Buyer - Technology and Communications Procurement Services

    Zoe Jeffery joined YPO five years ago next month but more recently became the newest member of the Technology and Communications Procurement Services Team as a Category Buyer.

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  • Funny face tortillas

    How can you make healthy eating fun?

    09 October 2017 By Nicola Parker, Category Buyers – Early Years.

    Learning about healthy eating doesn’t need to be dull.

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