Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Cultural And Recreation Goods In Specialised Stores
47.61 - Retail sale of books in specialised stores

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2018


Discount book seller The Works has announced plans to open 60 new outlets across the UK over the coming 12 months. The new stores will result in the creation of 600 jobs. The announcement comes on the back of strong growth for the company, which currently has 398 stores across the UK. It hopes to have increased this to 650 stores by 2022. The new stores will be supported by a GBP 5.3 million (€5.9 million) investment, with a further GBP 1 million (€1.1 million) being allocated to upgrade existing stores. 


  • 24 August 2017: Sky news
  • 24 August 2017: Express and Star


Eurofound (2017), The Works, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91917, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91917.