A Christian businessman who owns a successful toy chain in the U.K. says he strives to honor God in his business.
The Christian Institute reports that Gary Grant, founder of the multi-million pound toy chain The Entertainer, lives out his faith in the business decisions he makes.
Grant became a Christian in 1991, after attending a men’s breakfast at his local church. Since that time, he has strived to incorporate Christian principles into his business.
For example, all 110 U.K. and four overseas stores are not open on Sunday. The company is also part of the Keep Sunday Special campaign. Grant has said that he is “accountable to God” above shareholders.
In addition to this, Grant does not allow his stories to sell questionable content, such as Halloween merchandise or realistic weapons.
“We just want to be comfortable with what we’re selling,” Grant said. The Entertainer’s website states that the company “only sell toys we believe have real play value, represent good value for money and are suitable for the children they’re made for”.
Grant has also been in the habit of praying with his staff. In 2008, amidst the financial crisis, Grant prayed with his staff every morning. At the end of the year, the business broke even.
“In everything we do, faith is central to our decisions,” Grant affirmed.
Publication date: November 4, 2015