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Solicitors could learn a lot from greengrocers in Nailsea, says Nick Jervis

1 October 2012

In the 1980s and 90s Bert used to run a greengrocers in Nailsea, a thriving town with a population of around 20,000 people located eight miles outside of Bristol. By all accounts it was a very successful greengrocers and Bert was busy pretty much all of the time.

Bert did so well with his greengrocers that he decided to invest in the property market and bought the freehold to the shop from which he traded. The freehold also included an office above the shop, which Bert let out to businesses, including solicitors.

Humble beginnings

He managed to slope off now and then to take part in his new found favourite pasttime of golf, often playing with other local business owners from Nailsea. Bert came from humble beginnings in Scotland, so he really appreciated all that he had. It was fair to say that everything was pretty rosy in Bert’s life. ...

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