Parklands is our head office based in Bolton, the very town where AO was founded in 2000. It houses our Inbound Contact Centre as well as IT, Finance, Supply Chain, Operations, Trade, People, Brand and Marketing to name a few.
You can give reception a call on (+44) 01204 672 400 if you need get in touch, or drop PeopleTeam@ao.com an email.
Parking and public transport
The car park is just a few short minutes walk away next to the Macron Stadium. We do have a couple of limited spaces on site but we’ll let you know separately if one of these is allocated to you. If you’re coming by train, Horwich Parkway station is conveniently located over the road from the office and has regular trains to and from Manchester city centre.
What to wear
We’re a pretty relaxed bunch and most people wear whatever office-appropriate clothes they’re comfortable in. We’ve got the full spectrum from smart-casual to jeans and trainers.
Some people like to dress a bit smarter, so if you feel more comfortable being a little bit dressier on your first day then don’t worry – you’ll fit right in. Once you’ve got settled you’ll be able to judge for yourself what you feel comfortable wearing.
Lunch, brews and snacks
You won’ go hungry when you’re in the office.
We have free snacks, drinks and fruit that you can help yourself to. There’re also tea points on each floor fully stocked for you to make a hot or cold drink, and fridges for you to store your lunch.
We’ve also got The Park – our canteen. From breakfasts to delicious lunches, the offering changes throughout the day so there’s always something available to satisfy your hunger pangs. Don’t worry about bringing your coins, this is a cashless canteen. We will show you how you can top up your AO pass onsite, which will simply come out of your next pay.
Lastly, we’ve got an onsite Starbucks for whenever you need a caffeine fix, quick snack, or just a welcoming space to have a meeting or catch up with your fellow AOers. Same as the above, just tap your AO card and enjoy your cuppa.