People and Business: High notes

IT'S A busy time for James Dubois, accountant, chairman of Gainsborough Group and bass voice in the barbershop quartet "Hot Air".

On the accounting front a client is poised to float. At Gainsborough his business centres operation has had a pounds 1m injection from Nat West Development Capital and his early investors have seen their 10p shares rise to 30p. And, Hot Air is appearing on Friday in Blackpool in the Barbershop Quartet finals. Their renditions of "Lu Lu's Back In Town" and "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" are expected to gain them a place, even if it is only as strolling players on the Green in Richmond, raising money for charity for the May Fair on 8 May.