Les hadn’t really thought about the songwriting side of the business but one day he ventured down to Denmark Street, home of songwriters and publishers. The first man he met was Tony Hiller, who was a successful songwriter/publisher. They spent many hours together, and Tony introduced Les to many people, not least of all the great wartime writers, Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy and Tommy Connor. He realized that Denmark Street would become his second home and, within a few months, Les had set up offices and a publishing company, Donna Music, named after his daughter.