The Works Stores Ltd

Welcome to The Works!

As the UK’s leading discount retailer of arts and crafts, books, toys and stationery, our philosophy is simple; we want all our customers to find something new and exciting every time they visit a Works store, hence the motto "What Will You Discover?"

From humble beginnings in 1981, The Works has gone on to become one of the UK’s most successful and exciting retailers, with surging sales and a rapidly growing workforce. We now operate over 500 profitable stores across the UK and Ireland, and plan to add a further 50 to this portfolio over the course of the next 12 months.

It’s not just on the high street where we’re thriving either; our web shop is becoming increasingly popular and we’re always looking at how we can develop our offering and channels to ensure we’re meeting constantly evolving consumer needs.

In May 2019, we proudly opened our 500th store in Winchester. In typical The Works fashion, we celebrated this event at the store and throughout the company, offering various promotions to all of our colleagues, including doubling our staff discount!

We also opened our brand new, custom built, Support Centre and warehouse facility at Hams Hall Distribution Park, Coleshill, Birmingham in February 2017. This enables us to provide the highest level of support for all of our store colleagues throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as set us up for our growth plans over the next few years.

We know that we wouldn't have achieved any of the above without our hardworking and dedicated colleagues. We equally know that we won't be able to achieve our goals and improve as a company without the same hardworking and dedicated colleagues.

As we grow, so does the need to grow our family of colleagues in all positions. We admit that retail isn't for is very hard work at times, both physically and mentally, but it can be really rewarding too!

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved at The Works, and equally proud of what we are trying to do to improve on everything so far.

There honestly hasn't been a better time to join us!

We now have over 500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland...and we are constantly adding more...!

We all experienced a very proud moment in reaching our 500th store at The Works in May 2019.

As we keep on growing our store portfolio, we need to keep growing our workforce. We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our teams.

This could be in one of our amazing stores, in a field based role, or at our Store Support Centre in Coleshill, near Birmingham.

The Works PLC - An amazing moment as we listed on the London Stock Exchange

Join us as we reach a momentous milestone in the history of The Works.

We are extremely proud of our history at The Works, especially the journey we took to list on the London Stock Exchange in 2018.

About The Works Stores Ltd

The Works opened its first store in 1981 and now has a chain of 500+ stores, all across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Paramount to the growth and the success of The Works is our family of over 3500 employees. We still need to grow this number as we constantly challenge ourselves to improve in all areas of what we do.

In 2018, we listed on the
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Store Support Centre, Boldmere House, Faraday Avenue, Hams Hall Distribution Park, Coleshill, Birmingham. B46 1AL
1,001 to 5,000
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