Martyn Gibbs was presented the Special Recognition prize at last night's MCV Awards.
It was one of two wins recognising Gibbs and GAME, which is he is CEO of.
Gibbs led the firm out trouble post-administration in the last 12 months - but this personal award was also acknowledging has work in retail for 25 years. He built games businesses at the likes of WH Smith, HMV and Gamestation.
GAME itself meanwhile reclaimed its Specialist Retailer crown after a tumultuous 2012, reflecting both the chain's improvement, the efforts of its 3,000 staff and the reenergised exec leadership.
Gibbs and GAME were one of 18 winners at the MCV Awards last night.
The full list of winners can be found here.
The MCV Awards are organised by the team behind MCV and have been running for 11 years.
The event is supported by platinum partner The Hut Group, award partners Click Entertainment, Incomm Europe, Link Distribution, MCM Expo, OnLive, Respondez, Wii U and 2K Games plus event partners Electronic Arts, OPM Recruitment, Koch Media, Intergi, Warner Bros, ShopTo, Green Man Gaming and IGN.
Click here for our full list of coverage of the MCV Awards 2013.