About Us

Supplying products and services to a national audience of public sector organisations, YPO has been very successful over many years and is an exceptional employer. With over 500 existing staff, all of whom are provided with exciting career opportunities and a working environment that is stimulating, friendly and rewarding.

100% publicly owned, their profits are returned to their public sector customers.

Established in 1974 to aggregate the procurement spend of their owning local authorities, they continue to help drive efficiency savings through their bulk buying power for product supplies and centralised contract services initiatives.

Today they offer an extensive range of 27,000 items and 100 contracts, covering everything from office supplies and furniture to electricity and insurance. This helps their customers save time and money, delivering even better value.

In 2014 YPO have been declared Supplier of the Year in the over £10m category at the BESA Education Resources Awards, and highly commended at the Government Opportunities Awards.

In July this year the member authorities agreed to form YPO Procurement Holdings Limited, a separate limited company. Its first trading subsidiary, YPO Supplies Ltd, was launched in September to enable customers outside the public sector to buy goods and services from YPO.