About YPO

YPO is a unique organisation that combines the best of public service delivery, so critical during this most difficult of times, with the innovation and commercial flair of a company determined to meet and exceed its customers expectations.

Created in 1974 by a consortium of 13 local authority shareholders, YPO has developed into a market leading supplier of goods and services to the education sector and most recently a leading supplier to the broader public sector within the UK with over 100 procurement frameworks offering choice, savings and value to our customers. What makes us so unique is that all of our profits deliver a dividend to our shareholders and associate members that is ploughed back into public services so vital to the well being of communities.

We have become a market leader through our determination to anticipate our customers’ needs in schools, colleges. local authorities ,housing, emergency services, health and social care - organisations at the very heart of managing the impact of the current pandemic in the UK. We also support local business by utilising local supply chains particularly SME’s which in turn will aid the recovery of local economies.

Underpinning this success is an absolute commitment to innovate and stay ahead of the curve such as our ground-breaking business partnership with Amazon Business to supply good and services to the public sector to creating the first public sector drone’s framework to enable our emergency services customers to procure the latest technology compliantly.

With over 500 staff and 84 member organisations we pride ourselves on investing and developing our people who deliver vital services 24/7, a commitment that has helped us become one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies.

Our ambition is to become the leading public sector procurement organisation within the UK and to extend our reach further internationally without losing sight of our roots, our values and our commitment to service which has served YPO so well.

You can find further information about our journey by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLchNA5jiZs . and accessing our Annual Report https://www.ypo.co.uk/-/media/about-ypo/governance/annual-reports/ypo_annual-report-2019_final_compressed.ashx?la=en