Steve Fear

Steve Fear is a hero in every sense. Not only is he a key part of one of the country’s most well-respected commercial kitchen design teams, he is an avid charity fundraiser too.

Several years ago he took his daughter to her regular park run session, but he found himself struggling to keep up after a short distance. Determined not to embarrass his daughter, he started running to get fit.

This programme culminated in him completing the Rome marathon last year, an amazing feat that raised £1,541 for local Gloucestershire-based charity Allsorts, which supports disabled children and their families.

He had heard about the charity through a friend whose son has special needs and attended its youth club every week. Therefore his fundraising effort was aimed at helping to repay Allsorts for the fantastic work it does.

Steve was also a key factor in encouraging Space Catering to set up its ‘Longest Day Charity Challenge’ last summer to raise even more money for Allsorts. The dealer’s staff walked 10miles, then cycled 50miles and finished off by canoeing 3miles. This superhuman effort managed to raise nearly £3,000 more for the charity.

Throughout his career at Space, Steve has been involved in major projects such as a £400,000 refurbishment of the Fish House Hotel restaurant and pub, located on the outskirts of Chichester and close to Goodwood racecourse. For this scheme he came up with the idea of installing five two-drawer Adande refrigerated units, which keep the venue’s specialist seafood in perfect condition.

Steve believes that refurbishment should be an opportunity that’s welcomed by operators, and that it’s a chance to update premises which are looking tired or to refresh an offer that’s out of date. With his determination both inside and outside of the office, it’s hard not to imagine that further success will come his way.

“Not only is he a key part of one of the country’s most well-respected commercial kitchen design teams, he is an avid charity fundraiser too””

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