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Leon’s Blog

Welcome to Leon Fear’s blog. Entrepreneur and Businessman. twitter – @leonfear

All blogs written by Leon Fear are for general information purposes only and express personal opinions, and do not necessarily constitute fact and should not be relied upon wholly or in part in the form of advice or in any other way. All content is designed for the enjoyment of the reader and is based on personal experience and opinions.

Up In The Air!

The city and county of Bristol, named in 2017 as the ‘coolest’ city in Britain by Rough Guides, and winner of ‘Best Place to Live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times, is home to the one of the largest international hot air balloon festivals in Europe. Started in 1979 by…

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People and Housing

With continuing demand for housing across the UK, both to buy and rent, we are looking for new sites in all areas and work in collaboration with landowners and local authorities to achieve the best value for all parties. We will consider mixed use opportunities, closed factories, derelict buildings of…

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M4 Relief Road Inquiry

The below article, written by Leon Fear, was printed in the South Wales Argus Newspaper on 24th February 2017 as part of a feature about the M4 relief road inquiry. Accessibility and communications are two key areas which help enable business growth wherever you are in the world. Despite all the…

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Why are we not building more homes in the UK?

Original article written by Leon Fear for the Business Leader Magazine – Issue 17: January – March 2017, also featured on Business Leader Magazine Website on 27th March 2017 (please click here). To view an online version of the article within the full magazine (see pages 24/25) please click here.…

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The Last Piece of the Jigsaw

As we approach the implementation of Article 50, whereby we will see the beginning of the UK’s separation from its ties with EU, what does this mean for the property market and, in particular, housing? Whether we as a nation are part of the EU or not, people still need…

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The Cantona of Cats

As a kid I grew up surrounded by animals. I feel very lucky to have shared my upbringing with two spaniels, Freeway and Midas, a Rottweiler named Billy, a Doberman called Suzy, Bonny and Clyde the cats, Piper the Cairn terrier as well as Pemberton and Francis the ducks. It…

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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (We’ll take on debt)

On the 23rd June 2016 the population of Britain was given the opportunity to vote on one the most important decisions in a century. The result shocked millions the world over when the UK decided to leave the European Union. The UK Referendum has received almost as much air time…

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House Building

It’s a well known fact that there simply are not enough houses being built in the UK to satisfy demand from an ever growing population. The number of new-build homes being started and completed is however at it’s highest since 2008 in England so some progress is being made, but if we…

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Earn Working With Us

It’s a well known fact that with a growing population and life expectancy increasing, that pressure on housing supply across the UK is reaching breaking point in some areas. More and more people are finding it difficult to find a home suitable for their needs at a level they can…

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How to Lose Customers and Alienate People!

It never ceases to amaze me the number of businesses who appear to almost deliberately alienate potential customers by making buying their goods and services difficult! There are of course thousands of excellent companies all over the world who go out of their way to help their customers, and genuinely…

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Flat Pack Homes

There has been talk in the property industry for many years about finding more efficient ways of constructing housing in the UK, and modular homes have had some bad press over the years and haven’t been taken seriously enough by the industry or the market generally until fairly recently. There…

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Never Give Up, even after 39 attempts!

Entrepreneurs the world over often fail numerous times before reaching success with a product, business or invention and more often than not that success comes after trying various different things before something clicks that makes it work – this isn’t always easy to identify! Ducks often remind me of most…

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Family Businesses: the backbone of the British Economy

I was pleased to be invited to the Institute for Family Business (IFB) Annual Conference last week at the House of Commons, to celebrate the contribution that family businesses in the UK make to the whole economy. Often family businesses are thought of as corner shops, or bakers, or perhaps…

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Beacon Opticians Plus+

Last Friday we were invited to join Beacon Centre in Wolverhampton at the opening of their new Optician located within the Beacon Centre building, marking a very special occasion as this is the first opticians in the UK, and maybe even the world, owned and ran by a charity and…

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