The Works (retailer)

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Industry Retailing
Founded 1981 (1981)
Headquarters Sutton Coldfield
England[1]
Number of locations
360 stores[2]
Area served
United Kingdom and Ireland
Key people
  • Kevin Keaney (Group CEO)[3]
    Dean Hoyle (Chairman)
Revenue Increase £123 million (April 2013)[4]
Website www.theworks.co.uk

The Works is a discount retailer based in the UK selling an extensive range of books, art and craft materials, gifts, toys, games and stationery. The Works has over 360 stores across the UK and Ireland[5] and a fully responsive website.

Expansion and ownership[edit]

In 2007, The Works acquired 26 outlets of the Bargain Books and Bookworld chains after their parent company went into administration.[6][7]

The Works itself entered administration in 2008[8] and was subsequently purchased by equity firm Endless.[9]

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