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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