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The Works


The Works is planning to expand its chain of 300 discount stores with 30 new sites this year, and private equity firm Endless has increased its stake to 75%.
13-May-2015


The Works is planning to expand its chain of 310 bookshops to 350 by 2017, and is particularly interested in the London area.
16-Jun-2014


The Works is planning to expand its chain of 306 book stores with ten new sites a year, with the creation of 100 jobs.
08-Apr-2013


The Works is looking to expand its chain of 270 discount bookshops to up to 600, and the business could be put up for sale by private equity firm Endless next year.
09-Aug-2010


The Works, the chain of 226 book stores, has been bought out of administration by private equity firm Endless, securing the future of about 2,200 jobs.
12-May-2008


The Works has been selected as preferred bidder to acquire Edinburgh-based David Flatman out of administration, securing 200 jobs at the Bargain Books, Bookworld and BW chains of discount book shops.
09-Mar-2007


The Works is planning to expand its chain of discount books and stationery stores from 250 to 400 by 2010, with 30 new sites opening over the next 12 months.
13-Feb-2006


The Works, the chain of 230 book stores with 1,600 staff, has undergone a £50m management buy-out backed by Hermes Private Equity.
29-Apr-2005