A FEW weeks ago The Diary broke the story of tyre dealer Billy Boy’s blast at chancellor George Osborne.
The Penistone Road-based businessman’s trade had gone so flat that he was fighting to keep his business afloat. But he wasn’t going down without sending a pointed message to Chancellor George Osborne.
He raised this defiant banner to Osborne, erected as he tried to struggle on to the New Year to supply customers with snow tyres they had ordered.
But Bob Farrar – and a few more of Billy’s customers like him – have contacted The Diary since to say they were keen to get in touch with him but had had no luck.
“Sales are down 48 per-cent on last year,” 58-year-old Billy told The Diary in November.
“I charge rock bottom prices. I’m cheaper than the internet and I still can’t sell enough to break even.”
“I wanted to have my say so I had a poster made – the sign-writer wouldn’t print what I really wanted to say.”
Despite his difficulties back then Billy pledged: “I’m going to keep going until I have fulfilled the orders for winter tyres. I don’t want to let anyone down.”
Despite repeated calls to Billy’s business phone, The Diary has not been able to contact him.
So if Billy or anyone else can help out...
Call 0114 2894558 so we can get supplier and customer back together.
A heartwarming re-union story for the New Year perhaps?