This Buckinghamshire firm is the biggest independent toy retailer in Britain, with more than 140 stores. It was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Gary and Catherine Grant, 60 and 64 respectively, and has franchised stores in Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, plus its own brand toy range — Addo Play. A 30% rise in ecommerce helped lift profits by 37% to £13.2m in 2018. The firm donates 10% of profits to charity.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank183
CompanyThe Entertainer
ActivityToy retailer
LocationBuckinghamshire
Sales £m*163.9
Operating profit £m*13.2
Main shareholdersGrant family (100%)
Staff1,704
Founded1981
Websitewww.thetoyshop.com

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