Portsmouth B&Q employee still works at 80

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AN EMPLOYEE of a DIY store celebrated his 80th birthday.

Peter Atkinson, who works for B&Q in Portsmouth, has not retired despite celebrating his 80th birthday.

Peter said: ‘I love working in B&Q Portsmouth because of the atmosphere the store team creates and I like interacting and being helpful to our customers.’

General manager Neil Pennock said: ’Peter always has a smile on his face and is willing to help everyone who shops with us.

‘We are trying to be helpful to all our customers here in Portsmouth and we want to help them fulfil their dreams and to create better homes and better lives and Peter helps do this.’

In his spare time Peter plays the guitar in several bands and also participates in barn dancing.