The Works is the UKs leading value retailer of Gifts, Art Materials, Craft Materials, Hobbies, Stationery, Toys and Books.
Our philosophy is simple, we aim to be the customers first choice value alternative to the full price specialist retailers of Gifts, Art Materials, Craft Materials, Hobbies, Stationery, Toys and Books.
We have developed a family friendly store environment where our customers will find hundreds of great quality, amazing value new lines every week. We want all our customers to find something new and exciting every time they visit a Works store hence our motto "What will you Discover".
Our stores have been affectionately called "Aladdin's caves" by our customers and we are proud of our reputation for offering a helpful, friendly service to all of our customers.
As well as trading from over 430 stores across the UK and Ireland we also trade from a state of the art website that allows our customers to shop with us 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our Multichannel proposition includes a free click and collect service which gives our customers the convenient option of picking their web order up from their local Works store without incurring a delivery charge.
The Works customers can also benefit from becoming a member of the "Together" reward scheme where they are rewarded every time they shop at The Works.
At The Works we pride ourselves on having a highly engaged workforce of over 2500 colleagues who are proud of the business they work for and passionate about the customers they serve.
- The Works was established in 1981 as a discount bookstore "Remainders limited" and was re-branded as The Works in 2003
- The Works operates from over 430 stores across the UK and Ireland
- The Works continues to expand by opening up to 50 stores a year
- The Works headquarters are in Sutton Coldfield where it operates a store support office and a national distribution centre