A SEVEN-year-old boy from Leominster cut the ceremonial tinsel to open the doors to the festive period at his favourite store.

Back in February, Oliver Chapman, who has ADHD and OCD, proved his skills as a B&Q colleague when he was invited in by unit manager Shane Williams following a Facebook post written by Oliver’s mum who praised the colleagues’ treatment of her son in store.

Oliver impressed staff so much on his last visit that they invited him back to officially open 'The Christmas Shop'.

During his latest visit, Oliver, who was dressed in his very own personalised B&Q apron, started the day by carrying out a stock-check and identifying any missing items.

It was thanks to Oliver that the Christmas toys made it to the shelves in time.

Michelle Brown, Oliver’s mum said: “Oliver had such a lovely time at B&Q on Saturday. We just want to say thank you to all the staff for all their patience and kindness. It's lovely that such a large company can give up their time for Oliver yet again and give him a wonderful experience.”

Oliver also helped set up the final Christmas tree display, place signs up around the store, put the toys on the shelf, and wrap Christmas presents. The highlight came at the end of the day when he lent a hand to turn the Christmas lights on and cut the tinsel barrier to officially open the Christmas area.

His hard work was rewarded by an early Christmas gift from the B&Q staff.

Unit Manager Shane Williams said: "Oliver's enthusiasm, passion, and love of our B&Q store is something we very much embrace. We thoroughly enjoyed having Oliver with us and we hope he comes to see us again soon.”