Education supplies

Public Sector Purchasing Company YPO Announces International School Supplies Deal

The agreement provides for the distribution of YPO school supplies in key markets with English-language schools around the world.

The collaboration will allow more than 1,200 public and private schools around the world to purchase YPO products through YPO’s international website for the first time since the start of 2020, marking a return to the international school supplies market for the organization based in Wakefield.

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Simon Hill, Managing Director of YPO, said: “We have a long history of providing schools across the UK with top quality resources and supplies at great value for money, and we are delighted to be able to offer our products to the international market. in a scalable way for the first time since the pandemic.

Simon Hill is CEO of YPO.

“Working in partnership with CES, we are delighted to develop relationships with schools around the world and expand our operations to continue generating benefits for the UK public sector.

“Our partnership with CES gives us a platform to introduce our quality supplies to new audiences and build on our reputation for providing products that help support learning and shape future generations.”

Richard Houlton, Managing Director of CES Holdings, said, “It is a pleasure to add YPO to our list of educational providers and exclusively distribute their products overseas.

“As one of the UK’s largest education providers, this partnership will allow us to significantly expand our catalog and enhance our offering for international schools.

“YPO has an excellent reputation for being a helping hand for schools in the UK and this came to the fore when we developed the materials and website for the launch of our partnership.

“We anticipate strong demand from our English-speaking schools around the world and look forward to seeing our relationship with YPO grow over the next few years.”

YPO has an annual turnover of over £1.1 billion, with a range comprising around 30,000 products and 80 public sector master contracts.

Wholly owned by 13 member local authorities, YPO has also established formal relationships with 71 other organizations – known as associated member authorities – across local government and the wider public sector.