Endless appoint Dean Hoyle as Chairman of The Works

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Walker Morris has advised private equity firm, Endless LLP, on its appointment of Dean Hoyle as Executive Chairman of the Works.

Dean Hoyle is the current Chairman of Huddersfield Town FC and was the founder of the Card Factory before selling the business for £350 million in 2010.

As part of the deal, Dean Hoyle also becomes a significant shareholder in The Works, which is owned by Endless.

The Walker Morris team was led by corporate partner Debbie Jackson supported by Tom Mieszkowski.

Garry Wilson, partner at Endless said:

“Dean’s history with Card Factory has been well documented and his track record is second to none. He has had the opportunity to work with many other retailers, and for Dean to choose to invest alongside us in The Works underlines both its current strength and further potential.

“We have enjoyed excellent trading and growth over many years at The Works and I know that this will only be accelerated further by Dean joining the team. This is a hugely important day in The Works history.”

Debbie Jackson, corporate who led the Walker Morris team said:

“The appointment follows the seventh consecutive year of increased sales and profit for The Works, which underlines the potential growth opportunities for the Company. Dean Hoyle brings valuable retail experience and expertise and his appointment is excellent news for all involved.

“The deal is the third in two weeks that we have completed for Endless, which demonstrates not only the strength and capacity of our resource of leading-edge lawyers but also the efficiency of our single office, which enables us to focus on delivering the right result for our clients.”

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