Quick facts
  • What we do:
    The Works is one of the UK’s leading multi-channel specialist retailers of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery.
  • Year established:
    1981
  • Website:
    http://www.theworks.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Boldmere House, Faraday Avenue, Hams Hall Distribution Park, Birmingham, B46 1AL

About TheWorks.co.uk

The Works is a leading UK multi-channel value retailer of gifts, art, craft & hobby supplies, stationery, toys and books with over 480 stores.

Founded as the discount book reseller ‘Remainders’, the company was rebranded ‘The Works’ in 2003. The market position, brand perception and business model has been transformed under the leadership of Kevin Keaney with the business floating on the London Stock Exchange in July 2018.

The chain serves more than 22.5 million people each year, including families and people of all ages, and aims to provide a wide range of items for all shoppers, from educational products to great gifts.

The Works sell more than 40,000 different products every year, including big brand offerings at low prices, as well as unique products exclusive to The Works. With more than 450 UK stores, the company continues to grow and expand, providing an exciting and rewarding environment for their staff.


What is it like to work for TheWorks.co.uk

My Manager
My Manager
Managers are put through a thorough training and development programme, supplied by an external specialist development company, and regular appraisals are held to monitor their performance. Mentors have also been identified across the business to prepare for a new apprenticeship scheme.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The Works use an e-learning platform to reach all staff members across every location, and recently launched the new role of area training manager to help ensure that the training and professional development needs of staff are being met.
My Team
My Team
Regular area meetings are held with managers to gather feedback on the company’s current activities and recognise success. They also hold an annual roadshow, where all store managers and key support centre colleagues are assembled to prepare together for peak trading periods.

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Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    2%

  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

  • Staff:

    3353

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Staff Turnover:

    48%

  • UK sites:

    480

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