The Works (retailer)

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Industry Retailing
Founded 1981 (1981)
Headquarters Coleshill
Number of locations
375 stores[1]
Area served
United Kingdom and Ireland
Key people
  • Kevin Keaney (Group CEO)[2]
    Dean Hoyle (Chairman)
Revenue Increase £157 million 14/15 [3]

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.[4]

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.[5][6]

The Works itself entered administration in 2008[7] and was subsequently purchased by equity firm Endless.[8]