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Gifts, books and fidget spinners are all available from this retailer. The firm, which is headquartered in Coleshill, near Birmingham, was bought out of administration by turnaround firm Endless in 2008. Now selling online and from more than 400 stores nationwide, it plans to expand by opening up to 50 stores a year. Kevin Keaney, 51, is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank182
CompanyThe Works
ActivityValue retailer
LocationColeshill, nr. Birmingham
Sales £m†151.5
Operating profit £m†9.0
Main shareholders

Endless (>50%), Dean Hoyle (>30%), management team (<20%)

Staff1,259
Founded1981
Websitewww.theworks.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda