Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Online Appliance Retailer
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://ao.com
  • UK locations:
    North West
  • Contact
    • Aspinall House, Aspinall Close, Horwich, Lancashire, BL6 6QQ

About ao.com


What is it like to work for ao.com

Leadership
Leadership
Despite the rapid growth of ao.com's business and the ever-developing range of products, services and partners, CEO John still manages to remain as close to the business as possible and always makes time to interact with his teams. A passionate charity fundraiser, John set up and continues to drive the brand new Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme for young stars of the business. This ensures the teams have the opportunity to develop their own skills whilst giving back to the local community and beyond. At the end of their first residential, every member of the Duke of Edinburgh programme presented back to John, who provided feedback in order to aid in their personal and professional development. ao.com currently have two groups within the business completing their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Due to their success John now wants to open this up to employee family members. These initiatives are all funded by the business and John continually drives the success of the programme from within.

My Team
My Team
Each department within the business is allocated a £50 spend for team events. This can go towards any team building activity of their choice. The Events team organised a team building day for ao.com's Commercial department, who having grown significantly in a short space of time, felt a spot of team-building was required to get to know each other. The Marketing team held an Apprentice-style fundraising day at a local Bolton charity shop which featured in several local newspapers and raised significant funds for a local childrens’ charity. The ever-busy Events team are currently compiling a team building booklet allowing all teams to choose what they’d like to do in order to bond with their colleagues.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Having been dedicated supporters of Bolton Lads and Girls Club since 2006, ao.com constantly think up new, innovative ways to do their bit for the local childrens’ charity. ao.com recently became a sponsor for the Bolton Atlantic Challenge. Four Bolton businessmen will row 3000 miles across the Atlantic in a bid to raise £250,000 for Bolton Lads and Girls Club’s Junior Mentoring Project. Alongside fellow Bolton-based businesses, ao.com have donated £100,000 to become a sponsor of the challenge, which is even more close to their hearts with a member of their very own team on board. Marketing Executive Finn Christo has spent the past two years training for the event which will begin on 2nd December, with the full support of his colleagues and the Senior Team here at ao.com. His dedication to the event made it an easy decision to become a sponsor in order to give back to an extremely worthy local children’s charity and back a member of our team all the way.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Staff Turnover:

    31%

  • Male : Female:

    59% / 41%

  • Staff:

    688

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