Microbyte - became quite a successful indie chain of roughly 15 stores I beleive - Mick? Mike? ex prison warder I beleive opened them - he had backing of a million(a lot back then) and revamped all his stores etc -
I do beleive the reference to Team 17 is correct also - ie he started that up with others too -
Late eighties/early nineties saw much of the indie's off - They had tried (Clive ) to set up NASCR(?) with distribution deals to help with purchasing power - but it wasn't enough to challenge the likes of Game -
Chips is one surivor of the old days - well done to them!
Our local software house(s) were Gargoyle Games and Elite - and Steve is still going