This Buckinghamshire firm is the biggest independent toy retailer in Britain, with more than 160 stores. It was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Gary and Catherine Grant, 61 and 65 respectively, and has franchised stores in Egypt, Cyprus, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, plus its own brand of toys — Addo Play. Continued growth in ecommerce has helped profits rise 28% to £14.6m. The firm donates 10% of its profits to charity.
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