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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?

BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more

The sky’s the limit on Bristol Giving Day!

Easy, inspirational activity ideas to benefit local people and guarantee fun!

As the first ever Bristol Giving Day is now just 33 days away, what are you going to do to show your “generocity”?

A delightful diversion to the working day, Bristol Giving Day on 10 October provides the unique opportunity to do something to raise funds and make a positive difference to the lives of those in need in our backyard… at the same time as having fun, empowering employees and raising your businesses’ profile.

We’ve provided below, a slightly tongue-in-cheek review of just a handful of the activities taking place and how they can indeed improve your business skills.

What’s happening?

  • A live theatre project
    Business skills honed: communication – requiring fluent, passionate, expressive speaking
    The reward: praise for showing off, for once!
  • A quiz of epic proportions
    Business skills honed: broadening and retrieving your general knowledge, at just the right moment.
    The reward: dusting off and utilising all that useless information gathered over time.
  • An Everest-style climbing challenge
    Business skills honed: determination and diligence
    The reward: reaching dizzying heights
  • A raffle
    Business skills honed: keeping track of pieces of paper containing important numbers
    The reward: a deluge of chocolate

In terms of other activities, the sky is the limit, but we invite you to…

  • Get competitive and showcase your artistic skills by beautifying your surroundings with chalk graffiti that conveniently disappears under the next raincloud.
  • Make a song and dance about the day. Gather up the musicians around you and run a Bremen Town musician or pied Piper of Hamlin style musical marathon.
  • Engage in some civilised rivalry, in the form of a chess or gaming challenge.
  • Show off your businesses’ sporting prowess in a mini tournament with other businesses – perhaps a 7 aside challenge (two halves of seven minutes each), with touch rather than tackling.
  • Simply partake in a ‘dress down’ day – paying for the privilege.
  • Run a cake sale with a competitive edge. Judge the culinary masterpieces before auctioning them off. The competitive element ensures top-quality offerings!
  • Be plain silly and make your childhood memories come alive by setting up some party style challenges such as marshmallow-on-spoon and 3-legged races; construction challenges, involving tin foil and matchsticks etc.

Finally, you have the privilege of choosing where you want your hard-earned funds to go (within Bristol). If you prefer to utilise Quartet Community Foundation’s expertise and experience, the Bristol Giving Day Fund may well be your choice, but please see our website for other options.

All that remains to do then, is sign up and if you’re needing some help, send out an SOS to some UWE event management students.
Have fun, knowing it’s great for everyone!