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YPO launches nationwide public sector apprenticeship framework

YPO, one of the UK’s leading public sector procurement organisations, has launched an apprenticeship framework that will allow the UK public sector to access apprenticeship training from a range of local and national suppliers. The framework - the first and only one of its kind in the UK - has been

NGC Networks lights up Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral is one of the first organisations to benefit from ultrafast full fibre internet connectivity delivered under the new Wakefield Gigabit City banner. The cathedral is enjoying faster internet speeds and greater bandwidth as a result of the investment in Wakefield’s digital infrastructure. CityFibre has partnered with NGC Networks to deliver

Wakefield “Willy Wonka” opening chocolate factories around the world

A master chocolatier from Wakefield, who supplies budding "Willy Wonkas" around the world with the equipment and expertise needed to run their own chocolate factories, is looking to double his international activity in the next two years. David Greenwood-Haigh, who trades under Coeur de Xocolat, has received support from the Department

Nine-year ban for restaurant boss after failing to pay correct tax

A director of a restaurant company has been disqualified for nine years after he suppressed and concealed sales figures to avoid paying the correct amount of tax. Azam Ali was the sole registered director of the company Pabna Restaurant Ltd (Pabna), which traded as an Indian restaurant in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. The

Kitwave takes 65,000 sq ft at Wakefield Hub

Wakefield Hub has welcomed independent wholesaler, Kitwave, which has secured four acres for its new 65,000 sq ft northern distribution centre. Kitwave recently acquired HB Clark, the Wakefield based wholesaler, which has been supplying the On Trade since 1906. The relocation to Wakefield Hub will support HB Clark’s continued growth and

YPO unveils first public sector procurement chatbot

YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched the first chatbot built to help public sector buyers. The chatbot, Procurement Information Provider, or PIP for short, is an alternative and effective way for users to navigate their way through YPO’s services and discover the frameworks on offer. The chatbot

YPO invests in social care offering with two new appointments

YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has boosted its Social Care team with the appointment of Andy Perrins and Lesley Harper as category managers. Andy Perrins brings a wealth of operational experience to YPO having previously worked with a range of local authorities and social care providers. Most recently,

Communication is at the heart of all businesses says NGC Networks director, Dean Harrop

"In just two years, artificial intelligence (AI) will create more jobs than it destroys by delivering more business value. That’s according to Gartner, the leading research and advisory company which is also predicting an increase in the number of employees who will prefer to work remotely. The increase in new technologies such

Two West Yorkshire van drivers nationally recognised as industry stars

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest membership body in the UK logistics sector, has announced two West Yorkshire van drivers - Garry Walker of Wakefield and Kriss Asenov of Keighley - have been selected as finalists in the Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest. Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd,