The Works (retailer)

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Industry Retailing
Founded 1981 (1981)
Headquarters Sutton Coldfield
Number of locations
330 stores[2]
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
  • Kevin Keaney (Group CEO)[3]
    Dean Hoyle (Chairman)
Revenue Increase £123 million (April 2013)[4]

The Works is a UK-based retailer. The Works sells discounted arts and craft items, gifts, toys and games, stationery, books and audiovisual goods. As of July 2016, The Works has over 350 branches across the UK.[5]

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]