Car parks are, it appears, the new battlegrounds for networks of brokers.

At the first roadshow for Bob Beckett's Total Broker Solutions (TBS), some mischievous wag from The Broker Network (TBN) went around the car park sticking flyers extolling the virtues of Grant Ellis's network under the windscreen wipers of cars.

TBS vowed that this wouldn't happen at the next roadshow in Leeds - much closer to the Harrogate base of TBN than the first venue, Villa Park. To make sure that TBN didn't pull the same stunt, TBS posted a guard to patrol the car park just in case.