Entrepreneur Louis Barnet has dyslexia and dyspraxia. He left school at 11 and began making chocolates at home with a 12oz (340 gram) chocolate machine, making one mould at a time for his family and friends.
Today, Louis Barnett Chocolates is rapidly growing into a global business in both domestic and export markets
Chocolatier Louis Barnett described how he had failed many times in business early on, but learnt from each failure. He did not feel his learning difficulties had held him back.
He started supplying major supermarket chains in his early teens and now age 22, sells his chocolate around the world.
China is currently the fastest growing market for UK food and drink. Mr Barnett said food safety was a big issue to the Chinese: “On all of our products we’ve got the Union Jack featured in a big way. One of the largest selling points is about the fact we’re British and the high standard of our food is trusted”.