LOCAL law firm Gordons has helped major online electricals retailer AO to secure new distribution and logistics hubs totalling 390,000 sq ft.

Gordons, which has offices in the city, advised AO on its acquirement of the hubs in Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

This follows a recent deal in Crewe, allowing AO to create hundreds of jobs.

Sarah Ratcliffe, Gordons commercial property partner who advised AO, said: “AO continues to react at speed and adapt to meet the rising demand for online shopping.

“It has been a pleasure to help the company with the expansion of its logistics services and play our part in its continued rapid growth in the online retail market.”

David Ashwell, managing director of AO Logistics, added: “We’ve been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and we’re investing in the future, adding more space and hundreds of new, quality jobs.

“We’ve proudly provided a lifeline to customers during Covid and a safe working environment for our people.

"Sarah and her team at Gordons were instrumental in enabling us to achieve these objectives thanks to their fast, practical advice and in-depth understanding of our business.”