YPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries and care homes.
We’re 100% publicly owned, by 13 local authorities, which means the profits we make are returned to public sector customers, delivering even better value for money. YPO is the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation.
We have a large choice of products and services available from leading UK suppliers, so we can provide customers with everything they need to successfully run their organisation.
Our range includes around 30,000 products and 100 frameworks; so whether its pens and paper, computers, furniture, or even things like electricity, food and insurance, we help our customers get the best deals around.
As we can combine customer demands, we can negotiate better deals for those trying on their own. All of this means that our customers receive the best possible range and prices without ever having to compromise on service or quality.
YPO was established in 1974 by local government authorities to help combine their procurement demands and achieve efficiency savings.
Today we’re still 100% publicly owned, but work with even more organisations to achieve the same goal. Every year we return around £2m to schools in loyalty vouchers and around £9m to local authorities in dividends, giving back money to front line public sector services where it’s needed most.