YPO partners with CES Holdings


YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations and educational suppliers, has announced an exclusive partnership with CES Holdings, a worldwide education supplies business, to supply YPO products to schools internationally. The deal sees YPO’s recognisable school supplies being distributed across key markets with English-medium schools globally.

With nearly 50 years of experience in the UK’s education sector, YPO’s own brand products are instantly recognisable to teachers and families due to their iconic yellow and purple branding. Established to amalgamate buying demands and achieve efficiency savings, YPO has a reputation for delivering value to the education sector while returning profit to the wider public sector.

CES Holdings, which provides international schools with first-class educational resources, is YPO’s only distribution partner, and the companies’ collaboration will enable over 1,200 public and private schools across the globe to purchase YPO products via YPO’s international website for the first time since early 2020.

Simon Hill, Managing Director at YPO, said, “We have a long history of providing schools in the UK with top quality resources and supplies at excellent value, and we’re excited to be in a position to offer our products to the international market in a scalable manner for the first time since the pandemic.

Working in partnership with CES, we’re excited to develop relationships with schools around the world and expand our operations to continue delivering profits back to the UK public sector. Our partnership with CES provides a platform for us to showcase our quality supplies to new audiences and build on our reputation for delivering products that help support learning and help shape future generations.”

Richard Houlton, Managing Director at CES Holdings added, “It’s a pleasure to add YPO to our roster of educational suppliers, and exclusively distribute their products overseas. As one of the UK’s largest educational suppliers, this partnership will allow us to significantly expand our catalogue 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 as we developed the materials and website for the launch of our partnership. We anticipate strong demand from our English-medium schools across the globe and look forward to seeing our relationship with YPO develop over the coming years.”

To learn more about YPO’s international offering and see the products available via the CES partnership, visit ypo-international.com.

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