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Corporate Members 2022

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Beale & Co Bevan Brittan BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Freeths Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers Royds Withy King Simmons … more

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

BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

BIS Industrial Strategy Workshop for Professional and Business Services

Government launched its Industrial Strategy last autumn in its support for growth.   As part of the Government’s commitment to engage directly with business to set a long term approach, we would like to invite you to participate in the Industrial Strategy Workshop for Professional and Business Services which has been organised by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Business West.


The workshop has been scheduled for Friday, 8 February 2013 between

09:00am – 12:30pm.


Venue:  Offices of Osborne Clarke, 2 Temple Back East, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EG

This workshop will offer you the opportunity to participate in an interactive and collaborative discussion on areas which you believe are inhibiting growth and to share thoughts on what steps the Government might take to improve the opportunities for professional and business services (PBS) in the UK and abroad.

In delivering our thinking to date, BIS has been advised by the Professional and Business Services Group which published a report called ‘Seizing the Opportunities for Growth’ in July 2012.  BIS has used this report as a starting point for the strategy in this area. As part of the workshop, we would like to:


–               Validate the key recommendations of this report with you;

–               give you the opportunity to highlight key barriers to growth; and

–               share growth success stories which have not been identified


Please click on the hyperlink below to access the report:


We recommend that you read the report before you attend this workshop.



Please email to accept or decline your attendance.  We would welcome responses by the latest close of play on Monday, 4 February 2013.


If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the BIS Services Policy Unit via email