Founder and Executive Chairman
Gary Grant is the Founder and Executive Chairman of The Entertainer, the fastest growing family owned High Street toy retailer in the UK. Believing that business can be a force for good, Gary models and encourages generosity through Payroll Giving in the workplace, the pioneering of Pennies, the digital charity box for customers to round up purchases to the nearest £ at the till, and the donation of plastic carrier bag money to the children’s hospice movement. Mindful of giving back to the communities in which he trades, 10% of profits each year are distributed by way of The Grant Foundation, supporting hundreds of Smaller charitable initiatives. From the one store in 1981, The Entertainer has grown to 170 stores in the UK and also has several International partners. Gary is very much involved in the day to day detail of the business, and the acquisition of the Early Learning Centre earlier this year continues to create excitement and opportunity.