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  • The Insurance Act - What does it mean?

    The legislation applies to all forms of non-consumer insurance and re-insurance, essentially aiming to hand over more power to the customer to ensure fairer negotiations for all.   While the real impacts of the Insurance Act will only be...

  • How to store biomass pellets in six easy steps

    Many of our customers have biomass boilers installed and it’s a well-known fact that they need regular servicing and maintenance to keep them running at their best. But did you know that the hopper where the fuel pellets are stored also...

  • What do dads really want for Father's Day?

    We spoke to some of the dads at YPO to see what was on their Father’s Day (Sunday, 21 June) wishlist, and what they’d actually love to receive from their children. We hope some of these ideas inspire you... and sort you out until next...

  • Do you have any glue sticks?

    We all know that austerity measures have been forcing schools to explore alternative ways to fund resources, but when my husband, a secondary Maths Teacher, paid to have a box of glue sticks delivered to home, I knew that things had got...

  • Creating a compelling Employer Value Proposition

    Guest Blog by Penna: HR & People Management Services Every organisation needs a compelling Employer Value Proposition or EVP This is a statement that those in the world of HR can’t fail to have heard in recent years and at Penna...

  • An introduction to frameworks for schools

    01 March 2017 2017 By Rob Clark Sourcing the right products and services to run schools and academies efficiently is challenging and resource-intensive. But just like other organisations, schools have contracts in...

  • The death of the textbook?

    But, is it realistic to expect the traditional textbook to die out, or are they simply redundant in the face of new technological developments? Richard Culatta is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of...

  • Tips to help you survive the exam season

    When exam season begins, the revision mountain can be hard to climb. It’s easy to feel like you are running out of time or slip into panic mode when preparing for a test. As well as worrying about what you have to revise, it can be...

  • A guide to the Apprenticeship Levy

    After months of debate, speculation and analysis as how exactly it will impact both the Public and Private Sector, the Apprenticeship Levy is finally here. Introduced in the Finance Act 2016, the Apprenticeship Levy came into force on...

  • Enabling a winning environment for bidding

    Leading by example… In terms of enabling a successful bidding environment, the first thing recommended is to ensure your senior people lead by example. So, like any form of change, they need to act as role models. Bidding can be seen as...

  • To advertise or not advertise?

    In the years 2014 to 2015, the government saw a significant growth in purchasing from small businesses with an overall aim for £1 in every £3 of central government expenditure to be spent with small businesses by 2020. This target was...

  • Public Sector Procurement Overview

    Submitting tenders for public sector organisations can often be a daunting and challenging process. Suppliers often struggle to increase and maintain win rates, finding their submissions don’t quite hit the mark. We have partnered with...

  • Meet the Buyer - Robyn Lamport-Rann

    Name:  Robyn Lamport-Rann Position:  Category Buyer - ICT How long have you been working for YPO?  Six years What do you like the most about YPO? YPO is a great organisation who believes and lives by its values, which I love. It’s great...

  • Introducing the YPO Blog!

    Hello everyone, we’d like to welcome you to our new blog – the latest addition to our website.  Having worked with the public sector for over forty years, we know that every day brings a new challenge – never more so in the current...

  • Egg-citing Easter inspiration for the classroom

    Have your very own Easter egg hunt Our egg basket is ideal for your Easter egg hunt. Hide the eggs around your chosen location; arrange your participants into groups and then assign them each a colour. The first group back with most or all...