The following information is disclosed for the purposes of compliance with AIM Rule 26.

The information was last updated on 3 May 2024.

The Works is one of the UK's leading family-friendly value retailers of arts and crafts, stationery, toys, and books, offering customers a differentiated proposition as a value alternative to full price specialist retailers. 


Names and biographies of each of the Company’s directors can be viewed here

Our Leadership

The Company has adopted the Quoted Companies Alliance (“QCA”) Corporate Governance Code, and has also retained additional governance arrangements which were in place prior to its admission to AIM (when it was required to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code) to the extent that the Boad has deemed those arrangements to be appropriate and commensurate with the Company’s size and structure. 

A description of our governance framework, including the role and responsibilities of the Board, members of the Board and its Committees is available here:


Our latest Corporate Governance report/statement can be viewed here:


For access to the Company's annual and interim reports or presentations please visit our archive by clicking the link below.

RESULTS, REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS plc is incorporated in England (company number 11325534) which is also its main country of operation.

The Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association can be viewed here:


The following documents relate to the Company’s admission to AIM:

  • Circular – Main Market De-Listing and Admission to AIM


  • Schedule 1 Appendix

SCHEDULE 1 APPENDIX plc shares are quoted and traded on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc. Its shares are not traded on any exchange or trading platform other than AIM.

The total number of plc ordinary shares of 1p each in issue as at 3 May 2024 is 62,500,000. No shares are held in Treasury.

Approximately 39.9% of issued shares are not in public hands.

There are no restrictions on the transfer of plc shares.

Significant shareholdings of 3% or more at 3 May 2024 were as follows:

Name of shareholder Number of ordinary shares % of issued share capital
Schroders plc 12,414,853 19.86%
Hudson Management Limited 6,461,000 10.33%
Graeme Coulthard 4,150,000 6.64%
Kelso Group Holdings plc 3,745,000 5.99%
Downing LLP 2,800,000 4.48%
Mrs Joanne Barraclough 1,905,582 3.05%

The Company’s regulatory news announcements can be viewed here:


Details of our advisors (including our NOMAD and registrar) can be viewed here:

ADVISORS AND REGISTRAR plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.