Tony and Gordon, who are neighbours, are beginning to fall out. When they set up the partnership in public relations seven years ago, there was an understanding that Tony would hand over to Gordon before Gordon was 50; but Tony seems to have forgotten. Gordon, who does the books, is getting grumpier and grumpier, and has fallen out with David, who wants lots of money for a barbed wire fence round the office to keep out the burglars. But Gordon decided to give the money to Alan, the company doctor, but people can never pin Alan down for an appointment.
Steve, who drives the van, has been in hot water recently. Tony has advised him to mind what he says, and not to talk to strange people in restaurants about the company’s future plans.
Robin, who was in charge of overseas sales, now looks after the stationery and resents being demoted. He is hatching a plot to get his own back on Tony. Jack, who has taken over overseas sales, has been in a number of scrapes and can no longer travel to Gibraltar.
Everyone thinks that Tony is seeing too much of his new friend George, who lives in America and that he is planning to sell the business to a large European conglomerate. The story continues....