The Works is a value retailer with 320 outlets selling toys, gifts, stationery and books. Headquartered in Sutton Coldfield, the group was bought out of administration by private equity firm Endless in 2008 in a deal also supported by former chairman Anthony Solomon. In May, Endless acquired Solomon’s stake for an undisclosed sum. Kevin Keaney, 49, is chief executive and Card Factory founder Dean Hoyle, 48, was appointed chairman last month.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank250
CompanyThe Works
ActivityValue retailer
LocationWest Midlands
Sales £m*141.7
Operating profit £m*6.9
Main shareholdersEndless, Dean Hoyle, management team
Staff1,246
Founded1981
Websitewww.theworks.co.uk

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