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  • Redditch Day Nursery wins play equipment

    A day nursery has won £1750 worth of outdoor play equipment in a competition organised by publicly owned buying organisation, YPO. Tinkerbells Day Nursery, in Smallwood, Redditch was automatically entered into the competition as a customer...

  • YPO crowned Supplier of the Year at BESA Awards

    YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has been crowned Supplier of the Year at the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) Education Resources Awards 2014. The awards, which celebrate the successes of suppliers...

  • YPO wins Outstanding Supplier of the Year award

    They came, they were shortlisted and they won! YPO have won LACA's 'Outstanding Supplier of the Year 2017' award! LACA's (Lead Association for Catering in Education) annual Awards for Excellence took place last night at Hilton Birmingham...

  • Ed Balls MP drops in on YPO to talk growth

    YPO has received a visit from Ed Balls, MP for Morley and Outwood and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, to meet the team and find out more about the organisation’s commitment to Yorkshire and future business growth plans. On his first...

  • YPO supporting DfE Risk Protection Agreement

    To support the Department for Education Risk Protection Agreement (RPA), YPO (working with Pro5 partners and Crown Commercial Service) has a solution available for the classes of insurance which are not covered by the RPA.  This includes:...

  • National collaborative print contract launched

    Public sector establishments will no longer have to fear the small print in their contracts, as a new national collaborative framework is launched for multi-functional devices (MFDs). Responding to reports that many public sector...

  • YPO trading with private early years providers

    YPO has launched its early years range to private nurseries and childminders. The organisation’s huge range of products, from sandpits and strollers to furniture and furry animals, all geared towards making learning fun, as well as...

  • YPO hosts BESA Northern Powerhouse seminar

    Balance between knowledge and skills key to Northern Powerhouse, determine experts at BESA seminar The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), partnered with YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, to host a...

  • £50m food contract across London awarded

    A group of seven London Boroughs, supported by YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, have awarded a £50 million contract to Thomas Ridley Food Service to provide food for school meals. Wakefield-based YPO worked closely...

  • YPO and CIVEA announce framework plans

    YPO, working with CIVEA (the body representing enforcement agents across England and Wales), are pleased to announce an approach to establish a compliant route to market for public sector organisations requiring enforcement services. We...

  • Ground-breaking initiative sees company creation

    The member authorities of YPO, the largest public sector buying organisation in the UK, have established YPO Supplies Ltd. The new company allows YPO to provide products and services, for the first time, to the private sector. A respected...

  • Advisory Notice: YPO Own Brand Ready Mixed Paints

    YPO has been made aware of an issue involving preservatives which affects certain batches of Ready Mixed Paint manufactured after March 2014, released by YPO up to July 2014.  Batches of affected products* were manufactured using a...

  • YPO rewards public sector with £2m profit share

    Almost 25,000 public sector organisations across the country will benefit from a share of £2 million, thanks to a unique customer loyalty scheme operated by YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation. Each year YPO gives back...

  • YPO creates role to support Multi Academy Trusts

    YPO creates new role to support Multi Academy Trusts YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has further strengthened its specialist procurement team with the appointment of a multi-academy trust relationship manager,...

  • YPO to deliver new programme with iNetwork

    YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has teamed up with iNetwork, which provides support to public service organisations across the North West, to jointly deliver the newly created Connected Procurement Programme....