Joined R&B Star in 1973 after working for 6 years in the motor trade and successfully completing 6 year management course gaining full MIMI. After presenting a 5 year business plan (that took 3 months to draw up) it was suggested that I become a van driver and service the vehicles. I soon progressed via stores manager to counter manager. One of the founders left the business and I succeeded in getting my plan adopted. The plan included ‘professionalizing’ the company, moving to larger premises, joining the trade associations and a buying group. I now concentrated on buying as we had now relocated to 14,Kennet Rd and rented a new unit at Lewisham. When Bill announced he wanted to retire, he kindly lent me the money to buy the company and keep it in the family, we are all very grateful for this.