Co-owner of the firm Lloyd Mullaney was handed a list of local unemployed cab drivers by his friend "Fat Harry" which included Brendan. However, it was a different name - Ronnie Clayton - which caught Les Battersby's eye, who claimed that 'he' had his own personal bunk in Strangeways.
Steve McDonald later interviewed Ronnie for the job, who stunned Les by revealing that she was who he had claimed to be "Mad Ron". When Lloyd returned from his drive, he greeted Brendan. Lloyd was angry to discover that Steve had already given Ronnie the job without interviewing Brendan, who had significantly more experience.