Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Online electrical retailer AO World has announced plans to create 100 new jobs as it moves its operations into a new digital hub in Manchester city centre. The new centre will house the sales team and a large part of the IT team. Staff at the current warehouse and HQ in Bolton will not be affected by the move. Details about when the jobs will be filled have not been reported, though a spokesperson for the company indicated that part of the reason for the new recruitment was to help deal with increased demand around 'Black Friday'. 


  • 25 August 2017: Manchester Evening News


Eurofound (2017), AO World, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91911, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91911.