Toolstation invited Charles Wiltshire, 8, to its Dartford store and surprised him with a personalised Toolstation t-shirt.
The superfan was invited to the store with his dad, where he served customers, met Toolstation employees, collected the latest Toolstation catalogue and received some DIY tools.
Craig Oliver, Toolstation’s business development manager, said: “It was fantastic to see such a passionate young fan. After spotting his dad’s social post about Charles’ love of Toolstation we had to get in touch and offer him a tour.
“The team went above and beyond to make him feel special and the smile on his face says it all. Charles even got a personalised Toolstation T-shirt, our new catalogue and some tools to add to his collection. We can’t wait to welcome him back. It is great to see that we are inspiring a young generation into the construction and trades sector.”
Toolstation supports social enterprise Volunteer It Yourself, which has helped young people earn over 200 City and Guilds qualifications.
“Charles is completely enthralled with Toolstation. Thanks to the Dartford team for giving him such a thrilling experience. It proves Toolstation are positive about people. I love the ethos,” said Jesse Wiltshire, Charles’ father.
The retailer has trained 100 apprentices from the Toolstation Academy apprentice programme which is delivered by LEAP Apprenticeships and Early Careers.