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The Phonebox Millionaire

Stephen Fear’s story is an old-fashioned success story: the kind of inspirational example one might use to motivate young people. In fact, Fear is living proof that neither social disadvantage nor age and inexperience need be obstacles to success. Now a multimillionaire, Stephen Fear was just 15 years old when…

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Pioneering competition launched by Beacon Centre

The area’s leading sight loss charity, Beacon Centre, has launched a pioneering competition to improve the lives of those living with sight loss and or other sensory loss Inventors across the West Midlands are being urged to sign up for the Beacon Visionary+ Challenge which has a prize fund worth…

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Inspirational BBQ is a success at Britton House

Stephen & Leon Fear joined staff & residents at Britton House on Thursday 26th May for a BBQ. Stephen gave a motivational speech to residents who are aged between 16 & 25 and were previously homeless. Leon Fear said that without the facilities provided at Britton House the young people there…

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Philanthropy Debate – Thurs 12th May 2016

As part of Quartet Community Foundations annual philanthropy service, they are hosting the first ever Philanthropy Debate this year on Thursday 12 May, 6-9pm, building on the successful Lecture series of previous years.The Foundations friends and donors are invited to join us for a lively debate, followed by a delicious supper, all…

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How to have a successful business partnership

Many people who start a business do so with a friend or relative. Often they just start producing or selling something as an extension of this relationship. There are many benefits of going into business with a friend or relative but it can also lead to serious problems or disputes…

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BUDDING BUSINESSWOMEN QUIZ ENTREPRENEURS AT EXCLUSIVE EVENT

Stephen and Leon Fear spoke at ‘An Interview with an Entrepreneur’, an event organised by Monmouthshire Business Awards on Monday 30th November 2015. Below is a ‘Latest News’ post from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls (HMSG) as three of their pupils were selected to attend. Please click here to see the original news post:…

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OUTLINE PLANS FOR PROMINENT £60M REGENERATION IN NEWPORT ARE APPROVED

An outline planning application for the prominent £60m mixed use regeneration of the old Sainsbury’s Supermarket site in Newport has been approved. The application includes 601 student flats, 142 residential apartments, including senior living and affordable homes, an 84-bed hotel, small supermarket, cafe and health precinct. Acting as planning consultants…

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Fear Group Gain City Planners approval for Newport Site

Fear Group is pleased to announce that our planning application for the regeneration of the old Sainsbury’s Supermarket site in Newport South Wales, which extends to nearly six acres, has been given approval by the City planners in a meeting held this morning November 19th 2015. The application includes 601…

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The Memo wins Good Web Guide Award

Last night The Memo was honoured to receive a Good Web Guide Award at The British Institute from an incredible panel of judges. Today we are pleased to announce that The Memo has won a coveted Good Web Guide Award, from judges including Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts, Skimlinks co-founder Alicia Navarro,…

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Bringing the fear to Emily Gardens

Stephen Fear, entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, visited Emily Gardens – accommodation for young families in Cheltenham – during Halloween where he chatted with residents. Dropping out of school at 15 to start an oven cleaning business, Fear’s first major deal was achieved over the phone using the now famous red telephone box…

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Headteacher’s Blog – Henbury School

This week, we were delighted to welcome Dr Stephen Fear into school. Stephen attended Henbury briefly in 1966. He was born in Southmead, and shared very openly with Year 11 students the incredibly difficult circumstances of his youth. Stephen described to us how his saving graces were two things: reading…

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