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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