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

  • National Fitness Day

    13 September 2018 By Gemma Maw, Buyer for Sports and SEN

    A sedentary lifestyle is becoming ever increasing in children’s everyday life. We’re told that children and teenagers should get a minimum of 60 minutes physical activity every day, but we all know that it’s sometimes easier said than done - especially when phones, TV and games consoles are so easily accessible. This, along with the growing obesity rate in the UK, getting children moving and being aware of the importance of fitness is so important now more than ever.

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  • sustainable future for catering

    The debate - single use paper hot cups

    12 September 2018 By Jo Gilroy - Head of Sustainability at Bunzl Catering Supplies

    Bunzl Catering Supplies are a supplier on our Catering Disposables Framework. They have used their expert knowledge to provide customers in the catering and hospitality industry with the knowledge they need to decide which paper hot cups to purchase.

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  • The Sheephouse Way

    03 September 2018 By Gail Farquhar - Manager at Sheephouse Nursery

    We’re pleased to welcome Gail Farquhar, manager at Sheephouse Nursery as our guest blogger.

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  • Early years computing

    An introduction to computational thinking

    21 August 2018 By Amy Shelley, Buyer - Educational ICT

    Starting primary school presents children with many new challenges and skills to learn – including computer programming.

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  • Modern slavery image

    Eradicating modern slavery from supply chains

    24 July 2018 By Melissa Bell, Sustainable Procurement Manager

    Procurement needs to step up and play its part in eradicating modern slavery from supply chains.

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  • Meet the Buyer Blog Andy Perrins

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    23 July 2018 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager

    Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority.

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  • Adam Throup

    Meet the Category Manager - Adam Throup

    13 July 2018 By Adam Throup - Category Manager

    Adam joined YPO nine years ago and is a category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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    Meet the Category Manager - Lesley Harper

    12 July 2018 By Lesley Harper - Category Manager

    Lesley joined YPO in May as Category Manager for Social Care

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  • Quick money saving tips for your school's energy

    05 July 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer for Energy

    Teachers and school business managers across the country are all constantly facing pressures to save money and be more efficient. But have you thought about how you can save money by lowering your energy bills?

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  • sports day

    Making Sports Day fun

    25 June 2018 By Gemma Maw, Category Buyer for Sports and SEN

    Its National Sports Week this week and many schools will be incorporating their annual sports day as part of their fun, engaging and lively activities.

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