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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

Bristol Drug Project – BLS Presidents’ Charity of the Year

BDP opened its doors in the city in 1986, delivering services to individuals, families and communities affected by drugs and  alcohol, which reduce harm, maximise individuals’ potential and promote independence from drugs and alcohol.

BDP has been at the forefront of harm reduction for 35 years in Bristol and nationally, operating one of the first needle exchanges in England, supporting people through detox  and  developing support for a new generation of young people using heroin in the early 90’s before Youth Offending Teams and specialist Child & Mental Health Services were developed.

They remain  committed to meeting the needs of different populations e.g. running  groups for women, older people and people identifying as LBGTQ+ and developing new initiatives to reduce harm including a drug education programme which offers young people arrested in possession of any drug an alternative to a criminal justice disposal. Despite the challenges of Covid, BDP supported 2,807 individual adults and young people during 2020/21, maintaining face-to-face support wherever safe to do so. /

“Maximising People’s Potential: Promoting Independence from Drugs & Alcohol”