In the Media

Warm Welcome for ‘John Lewis’ Drive

Moves to encourage staff ownership win broad approval, say Hesham Zakai and Hugo Greenhalgh The government’s launch of measures intended to increase the number of businesses designed along the lines of John Lewis, the retailer owned by it’s staff, has been met with broad approval by small and medium sized…

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Shift Your Property

Article written by Leon Fear for Property News magazine in October 2012: In a tough market what tactics help shift property? by Leon Fear      When selling property, whether it is a private house or a commercial property, the main issue at the moment is people are worried about…

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Stephen Fear is panel member at the London Design Festival 2012

Stephen Fear formed part of a panel at the London Design Festival 2012, discussing the importance of simplicity in the design and development of products and services.  Other panel members included Merlin Crossingham, creative director of Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Animations and Charlie Allen, bespoke London tailor. You can read the…

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Olympic Opportunity

On your marks for Rio 2016, businesses told As the Paralympic Games draw to a close this week-end, small and medium-sized enterprises are already sizing up the next Olympic opportunity: Rio 2016.

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From Battlefield to Business

In July 2012, Stephen Fear was part of a panel of speakers for “Inspiring Entrepreneurs – From Battlefield to Business” Live Event at The British Library, London. The event focused on the achievements of a selection of inspiring Entrepreneurs who successfully started their own businesses following leaving the Armed Forces. For further details, please see…

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Helping SMEs find finance

British Bankers Association (known as the BBA) Summer 2012 edition of their in-house magazine Balance talks SME success with Stephen Fear, the British Library’s Entrepreneur in Residence. Please click here to view the article in Balance Magazine    

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Easy Access to Business Finance Options

BBA news release: Buffy helps business beat a path to funds   The Entrepreneur in Residence at the British Library, Stephen Fear, launched the new website www.businessfinanceforyou.co.uk [BUFFY] at an event for over 200 of Britain’s entrepreneurs. The website, developed by the British Bankers’ Association and Better Business Finance banks…

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BUFFY “will help business find finance”

23.05.2012 Small businesses and social enterprises looking for finance can now benefit from help from BUFFY – a new website which brings into one place a wide range of finance providers including business angels, regional funds, asset and lease financers, government schemes, grants and CDFIs as well as banks. The…

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The Story of the Phonebox Millionaire

The phone box millionaire   THERE are many entrepreneurs who started their business in a spare bedroom. Stephen Fear did not even have that. His office was a public phone box on the ­council estate where he lived with his father. But it was the base from which he launched…

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The Local Millionnaire

Bristol Evening Post comment, May 19, 2011 Stephen Fear’s story is inspiring. On the one hand it is the story of a quite extraordinary businessman who started with nothing and has become and a multi-millionaire. But this is not simply a story of a man who has made a lot…

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