Comart Group's new Head Office

Day of company secretarial work interrupted by Geoff Lynch’s antics and a Computer Weekly interview before receiving a very satisfactory investigating accountants report and taking June to review Grove House progress as two miners are rendered unconscious during more picketing and violence

I wake early and get up to prepare the morning coffee for Diana, hot Ribena for Debbie and tea for Daniel and me. Di is pleased at this unusual gesture and has had another poor night’s sleep but is in a much more relieved state of mind having got her trouble off her chest. A breakfast of cereal and toast and then off to the factory to prepare for the day ahead. The day is planned as a quiet one attending to company secretarial work but in the event the morning is dominated by telephone calls from Geoff Lynch of Xitan discussing his negotiations and salary expectations, Keith Holder of Computer Weekly noting my stepping down from the BMMG Chairmanship and Comarts Computer Managing Directorship, and other urgent matters arising with the Peat Marwick accountants.

I also had the Byte Shop Review minutes to write and the consequent matters to resolve accordingly. A long afternoon and evening’s slog on updating all of the group companies’ statutory books; changing the registered offices to Grove House, increasing the issued capital of Comart Computers and Byte Shop London to £100,000 and £40,000 respectively, approving and authorising all of the leases and documents for sealing and completing the necessary forms and letters to Companies House to notify the changes. In the end June and I were still working until 7/8.00pm and afterwards I took her to Grove House to show her around and see how the telephone and power installations were progressing. Back to the office to see how the auditors are progressing also and I am eventually presented with a draft copy of their report to take home and study. It makes very interesting reading. News today of more picketing and violence in the miners’ strike as two miners are rendered unconscious. The stock exchanges bounce back following President Reagan’s remarks on the likelihood of falling interest rates but the underlying level of unemployment still rises steadily. The sooner this government is replaced the better.