Monthly Archives: June 2019

The latest news, events and articles from ESPO, including case studies, editorials, blog posts and featured products.

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Helping councils become more ‘commercial’ - by CIPFA C.Co Ltd

Helping councils become more ‘commercial’ - by CIPFA C.Co Ltd
CIPFA C.Co Ltd, a supplier on our Consultancy Services framework (664), share top tips for Local Authorities on becoming ‘commercial’. In a period where Local Authorities are facing unprecedented challenges, and are more cash-strapped than ever, it has never been more important for ...
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Food and Catering Newsletter Summer 2019 now available

Food and Catering Newsletter Summer 2019 now available
The latest news from our Food and Catering procurement team including updates on our frameworks and the latest from our suppliers.   Eco-friendly food preparation - Reducing plastic is now high on many schools' agenda and we discuss how you can start with your ...
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The Cycle to Work scheme guidance has been refreshed with immediate effect making the scheme limit flexible for employers

The Cycle to Work scheme guidance has been refreshed with immediate effect making the scheme limit flexible for employers
Bigger, better & more inclusive – the Cycle to Work scheme guidance has been refreshed with immediate effect making the scheme limit flexible for employers.  Traditionally the scheme has always capped the maximum package value at £1,000, but thanks to the Cycle 2 Work Alliance this has ...
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Catering for children’s changing diets at school - by Hopwells

Catering for children’s changing diets at school - by Hopwells
Hopwells, a supplier on our Grocery, Frozen and Fresh Food framework (83), discuss how schools can cater for children’s changing diets. School dinners make up a significant portion of many children’s diets. For infants, where there are universal free school meals, take-up could be as ...
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Artificial intelligence in local government: The argument for chatbots

Artificial intelligence in local government: The argument for chatbots
4C Strategies, a supplier on our Consultancy Services framework (664), discuss the future of chatbots in the public sector.  Artificial intelligence (AI) is the technology of now. AI is a hot topic as it presents new opportunities for huge forward leaps in technological advancement. AI ...
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Why being 'Eco' is for dummies - by BCS

Why being 'Eco' is for dummies - by BCS
BCS, a supplier on our Catering Consumables framework (45), discuss the true meaning of being ‘Eco’.  This isn't what you think, bear with me. As a supplier of disposables we're often asked to assist in helping our customers to go 'Eco'.  The objectives we get back could ...
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Get crafting for Father's Day!

Get crafting for Father's Day!
Get your class crafting for Father's Day with this simple, fun craft idea. The world of shirt designs is their oyster; use pom poms, buttons, ribbons or pens to make the perfect personalised card or gift for Father's day. Products we used:  Pastel cardA4, 230 micron, pack of 200 ...
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F&E Projects: What our customers say

F&E Projects: What our customers say
Over the years our dedicated F&E team have worked with a wide range of customers to help fulfil their varied furniture and equipment requirements. From fitting out new classrooms to furnishing entire council offices, the team’s expertise has helped thousands of customers to complete complex ...
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