Public sector buying organisation ESPO has announced a new partnership with AO Business, online providers of white goods, electricals and tech products.
The news is likely to be welcomed by AO investors following a week which saw the Bolton company’s shares rocked in the wake of a credit insurance cut.
The deal means that ESPO will be able to offer white goods, appliances, small domestic appliances and televisions to schools and public sector customers direct from AO Business.
AO will provide a core range of products including fridge-freezers, washing machines, and ovens to the public sector through ESPO’s white goods framework. AO can offer a unique proposition of next day delivery, installation, and recycling to all ESPO customers. Easy access to these products is available on either on ESPO’s website, or by calling AO’s dedicated ESPO team for larger and more complex requirements.
ESPO customers can also now safely dispose of electrical waste through AO’s fully traceable WEEE recycling facility in Telford.
The partnership also sees AO listed as an exclusive supplier of air purifiers to the education sector, ensuring that many schools can remain safely open whatever the Covid pandemic may yet bring, and reducing the need to leave windows open.
Anthony Sant, MD of AO Business, said: “We’re thrilled to become an approved supplier of ESPO and we hope to deliver market-leading appliance supply and installation to its members.”