Poundworld was founded by Chris Edwards in Normanton, Wakefield in 2004 and prides itself on providing customers with great value for money, across a wide range of categories, including groceries, toiletries, DIY and electricals.
Poundworld is one of the UK's leading value variety retailers with over 300 stores across the UK. It serves more than two million customers every week and employs over 6,000 people nationwide. Following an investment from TPG Capital in May 2015, Poundworld intends to accelerate its store expansion programme and double in size over the next five years. It is also investing in a brand new 500,000 sq ft distribution facility in Normanton. To support the planned growth, a new management team joined the business in early 2016, led by Gerry Gray, Tesco’s former Chief Operating Officer.
In 2015, Poundworld made the Sunday Times’ prestigious ‘Top Track 250’ list and was named one of the nation’s fastest growing companies.