MEET THE TEAM

CEO

Steve Leahy

Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the Residential, Commercial, Retail, Leisure, and Hospitality property sector’s utilised in his current role as CEO at Bijou Living Ltd, previously working as Property Director for Clarenco LLP and Dreams PLC. Steve has a passion and skill for seeing the unique solution to complex issues and challenges, as well as being a confident negotiator he enjoys the process of seeking out value for all parties to ensure quality is delivered.

Steve specialises in influencing key stakeholders to maximise the effectiveness and direction of a team, Steve’s aim with Bijou Living is to create aspirational homes, combining the character of the building and modern technology with sound spatial design to deliver exceptional homes.

CHAIRMAN

Mike Clare

Mike Clare is best known as Founder and Ex Chairman/CEO of Dreams Plc which he launched with one bed shop in 1987, growing to over 200 bed superstores before eventually selling in 2008.

Today, Mike owns several property companies, including the Solent Forts (Clarenco LLP).  Stable Ventures Ltd is his investment vehicle for ‘Dragon’s Den’ type investments as well as bridging loans.

Mike supports many philanthropic organisations as well as Chairing his own charity, The Clare Foundation helping other charities, businesses in Buckinghamshire.

Mike is a Deputy Lieutenant and Ambassador for Buckinghamshire, a Freeman of the City of London, as well as a winner of numerous entrepreneurial awards.  In 2009 Mike was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Bucks New University in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of commerce and entrepreneurship.

In his spare time, Mike gets involved with local politics and is a keynote speaker for various organisations.

CHAIRMAN

Mike Clare

Mike Clare is best known as Founder and Ex Chairman/CEO of Dreams Plc which he launched with one bed shop in 1987, growing to over 200 bed superstores before eventually selling in 2008.

Today, Mike owns several property companies, including the Solent Forts (Clarenco LLP).  Stable Ventures Ltd is his investment vehicle for ‘Dragon’s Den’ type investments as well as bridging loans.

Mike supports many philanthropic organisations as well as Chairing his own charity, The Clare Foundation helping other charities, businesses in Buckinghamshire.

Mike is a Deputy Lieutenant and Ambassador for Buckinghamshire, a Freeman of the City of London, as well as a winner of numerous entrepreneurial awards.  In 2009 Mike was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Bucks New University in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of commerce and entrepreneurship.

In his spare time, Mike gets involved with local politics and is a keynote speaker for various organisations.

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR

Chelsea King

Chelsea started her career as a PA to a planning consultant in the Chilterns which is where she discovered her passion for all things property. A natural organiser at heart assists in ensuring the team are running on time.