Leon’s Blog

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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.

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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Write the Theme Tune, Sing the Theme Tune

Whenever you start a new business venture, it is very often all hands to the pump in order to get the thing to fly and this takes an enormous amount of effort and ingenuity in order for the business to be successful. Often it is vastly underestimated the sheer number…

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Bristol Post Business Awards 2015

Last week we attended a real highlight on the Bristol Business calendar; the Bristol Post Business Awards 2015 in association with UWE. The awards are held in Brunel’s Old Station, or the Passenger Shed as it’s often called, which is a Grade 1 Listed Victorian building at Temple Meads station…

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid…

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Standing up for Britain – a great destination for business

With the global economy lunging from one catastrophe to another, it is not always straight forward knowing where or when to invest in your business, or where to locate in order to take advantage of tax incentives, cost-effective property and perhaps most importantly, a staffing pool sufficiently skilled for your…

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Transient Housing or Community Spirit?

  For some time Fear Group have been involved in property as many of you will know, but we have a particular appetite for land suitable for the development of affordable housing at the moment in our Ethical Homes arm. Affordable housing is often looked upon as a thorn in…

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Merry Christmas from everyone at Fear Group

In my opinion, Christmas is a great time for reflecting and thinking about the past year, and looking forward and planning for the next one, a time to have a break from your normal routine if nothing else, to see friends and family, or to just go for a coffee…

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Lest We Forget

“They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall…

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Ethical Homes, Coming Soon

With the launch of Ethical Homes imminent following the appointment of Ian Britton as Chief Executive, we have been working hard to get the business model right to make sure we deliver on our aims of providing the land required for truly affordable housing. This is not an easy task…

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Don’t Quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit – Rest if you must, but…

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Latest News!

For all the latest news from Fear Group please visit our Media Centre at www.feargroup.com/category/media/ Forthcoming articles and updates include thoughts on Chancellor George Osborne’s budget on 19th March 2014….. What do Entrepreneurs want to see from the budget and how can we sustain the recovery to maintain and provide more…

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