Successful chocolate exporter who left school at 11

BBC Breakfast has been hearing from a young entrepreneur who became a success after leaving school at the age of 11.

Chocolatier Louis Barnett described how his learning difficulties had not held him back. He started supplying major supermarket chains in his early teens and now sells around the world.

Chocolate exports increased by 9% in 2013 to a total of £571m, according to the Food and Drink Federation; China was 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."

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