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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Invest in South Gloucestershire

Bristol is often cited in national newspapers and magazines as a great place to live and work, and that is undoubtably true, but the counties that border one of Britain’s great investment & lifestyle hotspots have their attractions too! South Gloucestershire lies to the North & West of Bristol and…

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Georgia – A Magical Place

Last summer I decided to take a trip to the cradle of winemaking, the beautiful Eastern European country of Georgia, considered historically to be the gateway to Asia. Accompanying me last year were, Paul Hinchcliffe, who teaches business studies at The University of the West of England and is someone…

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Opinion: Home Secretary Sajid Javid should make criminals pay ‘much more’ – and spend the money on public services

Original article written by Stephen Fear for the Bristol Post Newspaper on 1st August 2018 (also featured on BristolPost.co.uk on 30th July 2018). ______________________________________ Stephen Fear, founder of Bristol-based property investment company Fear Group, writes an open letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, urging him to make criminals pay more money…

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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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Bristol Arena

I have been talking with the Mayor, Marvin Rees and others over the last few weeks about the new arena and why it is essential that Bristol does not lose traction on this important issue. Whether you like Marvin or not is irrelevant. I know for a fact that he…

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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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Why Bristol and Channel 4 could have an ‘irresistible marriage’

Original article written by Stephen Fear for the Bristol Post (featured on BristolPost.co.uk on 8th June 2018). ______________________________________ Stephen Fear, founder of Bristol-based Fear Group, explains why Bristol and Channel 4 should ‘commit to each other’ and create a marriage partnership… When seeking a business or life partner I always…

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Fear Group look to sell former Sainsburys site

Original article by the South Wales Argus as featured on their website on 24th April 2018. ___________________________________ The owners of the former Sainsburys site in Newport city centre have announced their intention to sell it, or find a partner who is willing to develop it. The Fear Group bought the site,…

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