South West Business

Ambition, Respect, Creativity

I was reminded of how important these three words are when I visited Henbury School in Bristol last Thursday evening. Invited by the Head Teacher Clare Bradford & the school Governors to give a short speech and hand out well deserved prizes at this brilliant academy school north of the…

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World first as Bristol selected to become key investment portal for China’s ‘Silicon Valley’

‘Stephen Fear attended the signing of a landmark agreement at the Mansion House officially strengthening collaboration between Bristol and China. Bristol Global Partnership will become the UK’s first representative office of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City – the Chinese equivalent of California’s Silicon Valley.’ World first as Bristol selected to…

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The world needs leaders… and we’re coming up short

Listening to the potential US presidential candidates endlessly sniping at each other on the news late the other night made me despondent at the prospects for world peace and prosperity. People who aspire to the great office of US President, and therefore de facto leader of the free world, should not…

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Have you got the right to rent?

Original article written by Stephen Fear for the Bristol Post on 3rd February 2016 (also featured on SouthWestBusiness.co.uk on 2nd February 2016): Landlords beware. February 1 saw legislation come into force which means fines of £3,000 per tenant can be levied for renting property to somebody who isn’t allowed to rent in…

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Opinion: Bristol is a honeypot for property investors

Original article written by Stephen Fear for the Bristol Post on 3rd November 2015 (also featured on SouthWestBusiness.co.uk on 4th November 2015): Property  has always attracted entrepreneurs. However they earn their daily bread, they almost always invest something in the property market eventually even if they never become full time property…

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