Neville owns a Blackpool fish and chip shop when he is brought the news that his father has just died and left him Littlehampton rock factory. He is now a part-owner of the factory but it is running at a loss and the bank wants its money.
Money is tight and they don't have the money to buy sugar. Neville unsuccessfully approaches the bank for an overdraft. An old friend of Neville's father offers to give him the money but Neville must marry his daughter.
Neville looks for a way to increase sales and decides to have a cross-channel swim to publicise the company. He organises a training session down at the sea but it turns out none of the staff, including Neville, can swim.
Dorothy and Neville are going to a dinner dance and Neville is trying to practise his dancing. Neville hasn't got anybody to go with so he goes to a dating agency for a partner. He is in for a shock when he sees who he is matched with.
Neville decides to be the company's welfare officer for the workers to approach if they have any problems. A friend of Marilyn's leaves her baby at the factory for a few hours for Marilyn to mind. Dorothy finds the baby and takes him home.
Neville is cleaning out his father's old car and finds it has plenty of memories. He asks Dorothy to teach him to drive. After a few lessons, he tries to book in for a licence test but then the road test turns out to be a disaster.
Neville has started to learn French and feels that the company should start exporting their products. Dorothy and Neville travel to Paris but things start off badly when the hotel puts them in the same room. Then the alcohol flows freely.