This Buckinghamshire firm says it is the biggest independent toy retailer in the UK, with 91 stores. Founded in 1981 by husband and wife Gary and Catherine Grant, 55 and 60 respectively, last year it opened its first store in Dubai. It also operates website thetoyshop.com and says the demise of Woolworths was the catalyst for recent growth. Annualised profits reached £5.7m in 2013, 10% of which it donated to charity.
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