Sixteen-year-old chocolate maker Louis Barnett is celebrating after securing a Christmas contract to supply supermarket giants Waitrose and Sainsbury's.
Yesterday, the teenager officially opened his new factory in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, in order to meet the festive orders. Louis, from Kinver, Staffs, left school aged 11 after being diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia and began making chocolates at home.
It's proved such a success, he has had to expand his firm Chokolit and has moved to the new premises in Bridgnorth.
"I've always been a very foody person and conscious of where my food comes from," Louis explained. "I've been doing bits of baking and making cakes with my mum since I was about four or five."
The young entrepreneur started out with a 12oz chocolate machine, making one mould at a time for family and friends.