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Gibsons Games Wins Small Family Business Of The Year Award 2024


Gibsons Games are the winner of this year’s Small Family Business of the Year Award at the Family Business of the Year Awards. Managing Director and great-granddaughter of the founder Kate Gibson accepted the reward on behalf of the company, who were thrilled to be recognised by Family Business United for their outstanding contributions.


Gibsons Games is a family-run business – their enduring mission is to bring people together with the joy of puzzles and games. The company is distinguished for honouring its heritage while remaining fresh and relevant for modern audiences.


Gibsons Games has been around since 1919 is are now into its’ fourth generation with Kate Gibson at the helm. Proud of their British heritage, Gibsons update their iconic Blue Box jigsaws with new designs several times a year, as well as introducing fresh new puzzle ranges alongside. Their products remain vibrant and exciting – testament to why Gibsons are still a household name. Most recently these have included a brand-new range of Team GB puzzles and games, which are now available for purchase ready for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.


Additionally, in November 2023, Gibsons were awarded their B Corp certification for upholding exemplary ethical, social and environmental practices. This has included charity initiatives, environmentally friendly manufacturing and distribution, a highly inclusive product range featuring dementia-friendly puzzles, and a positive working culture.


Kate Gibson states, “We are absolutely over the moon to win this award! Being recognised as a Family Business of the Year is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our whole team. We are hugely proud to part of the family business community that does so much for the UK economy.”


Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United, states, “Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and often the unsung heroes too. Family firms are significant contributors to the economy in terms of jobs provided and income generated and behind each family firm are individuals driving them, making decisions and looking to the future. They take the long-term view and invest in their businesses and the communities in which they operate. We created the Family Business of the Year Awards to celebrate the contribution family firms make to the UK economy and it is a pleasure to crown amazing winners each year.”


"As our winner of this award, Gibsons are the epitome of a family business, a force for good in business supported by a culture based on solid family values. They are a thoughtful and caring business that designs innovative product with a purpose and do business the right way."
"This is a business with a good history and heritage dating back to 1919 who love 'creating joy' and they constantly innovate to remain relevant as a business too. Gibsons are a business with a good heart that make a difference and thoroughly deserve all the accolades that winning this award brings."

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