TheWorks.co.uk Plc is a holding company, which engages in the provision of gifts, art, craft, stationery, toys, and books as a discount retailer. Its product categories include Kids; Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies; Stationery; and Family Gifts. The Kids category offers children's books along with a range of toys, jigsaws, and games with an emphasis on character licenses. The Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies category comprises of paints, brushes, art sets, paper, canvas, and craft kits. The Stationery category includes fashion notebooks, greeting cards, writing sets, storage boxes and address books. The Family Gifts category sells adult books including best-selling fiction paperbacks, as well as literature box sets, topical biographies, family reference, and "as seen on TV" entertainment titles. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.