January 1984

Month of personal, business and industry progress but also with illness, storms and disasters as Thatcher pursues ever more unpopular and damaging policies I am now committed to selling The Comart Group and start my history researches and the world suffers coups, conflicts and atrocities

And so ends the first month of 1984. The only month this winter to have appreciable snow – the first for a while – with blizzards and  high winds and storms kill many people. The family are much better than they have been for some while and Diana resuming more of her household chores after suffering a four-month long morning sickness. Work still as busy as ever to a more constructive outcome of three year Comart Group plans, a Group Sales Conference and we are optimistic over getting a large DHSS contract. We get a settlement with Barclays Bank and  dominate  a great Which Computer Show at the NEC and I have personal features in The Times Newspaper and many computer papers but I am still considering the sale of the business if it could raise £3 million – so far Kode have offered £1 ¼ million – and I am soon to meet Brammer when I will either buy out their Byte Shop option or see if they wish to buy the whole entity. BMMG business is also even busier than before with quite a lot being achieved with the DTI on Micro network LAN standards. I am contributing to PITCOM, am due to chair the EXPORT IT conference and a merger with UKITO is on the cards and I’ll have the option of taking a greater or lesser role as the result.