The Entertainer has been named Family Business of the Year at this year’s Private Business Awards.
The award recognised The Entertainer’s trading success over the last 12 months and its growth which has seen the retailer open a number of new stores both in the UK and abroad.
The Entertainer also at least five further store openings due before Christmas, including Swindon, St Albans, Ashford, Carlisle and Sheffield.
The retailer, founded by Gary Grant and his wife in 1981, still operates in Amersham and continues to involve several generations of the Grant family.
“It was an honour to pick up this award on behalf of the whole Entertainer family," said Duncan Grant, strategy director at The Entertainer.
"As a family-run business we believe that no matter how big we become as an international retailer we always retain the original vision created within the first store in Amersham – creating magic and wonder for every child that enters our stores.”