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.

An Age-Old Mega Trend

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 14th September 2018. To view the original, please click here. __________________________________________________   It’s a well known fact that people are generally living longer than at any time in history thanks to advances in medical science and…

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NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2018

Family businesses contribute hugely to Britain’s economy with around two thirds of businesses in the UK being family owned, that’s almost 5 million businesses, so I’m proud to be part of one started by my father in 1969. We’ve moved on a bit since the early days of my Dad…

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CHANGING SPACES – ANALYSING THE SHOPPING CENTRE

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 29th August 2018. To view the original, please click here. __________________________________________________ The British high street appeared to be thriving when I was growing up with new local shopping centres cropping up in most medium sized towns.…

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A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 30th July 2018. To view the original, please click here. __________________________________________________ It doesn’t seem that long ago when the idea of having a truly portable computer seemed some way off, and in fact it has only been…

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A LOOK AT SMES AND PROPERTY

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 23rd July 2018. To view the original, please click here. __________________________________________________ When it comes to starting a new business, one of the key considerations is where to locate and operate your enterprise from. For many start…

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BUILD UP OR BUILD OUT

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 7th June 2018. To view the original, please click here. __________________________________________________ Not a day goes by in the UK where house prices aren’t mentioned and perhaps for very good reason. One of the key issues is the…

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THE ‘GENERATION GAME’

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 26th March 2018. To view the original, please click here. ______________________________ All throughout history, each generation has tried to improve their living standards and create comfortable homes in which to live, with millions aspiring to home…

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CONNECTING HOMES FROM SOMERSET TO MOUNT EVEREST

Original article written by Leon Fear for Business Leader as featured on their website on 19th February 2018. To view the original, please click here. The future of housing supply in the UK is on everybody’s lips but this isn’t just a recent phenomenon. Successive governments of all colours have consistently…

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Sustainable Development

We have said many times that we believe in prioritising development close to railway stations and sustainable infrastructure, and this is particularly the case when it comes to building new homes. As pressure increases on all transport infrastructure across the UK, looking to increase density of housing near to existing…

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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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