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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

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

Burges Salmon receives platinum Investors in People accreditation



Investors in People awards Burges Salmon the highest level accreditation, recognising the firm’s commitment to its people.

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has been recognised with a platinum ‘We invest in people’ accreditation by Investors in People for the deeply engrained policies and practices in place at the firm to support its people and enable them to flourish.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results and enabling organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale. Platinum is the highest accreditation available and only two per cent of organisations achieve this level of recognition.

The three-year accreditation follows an in-depth assessment carried out by Investors in People through one-to-one interviews, focus groups, observations of key meetings and people surveys. The prestigious recognition is particularly noteworthy having been achieved during COVID-19.

In its report, Investors in People applauded Burges Salmon’s commitment to high performance through exceptional people management which underpins the firm’s collaborative and inclusive culture. Areas highlighted in the accreditation assessment include: the firm’s approach to learning and development; its benefits package; its wellbeing strategy; the engagement with women whilst on maternity leave and the external coaching provided to support their return to work; and more.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, says: “We’d like to congratulate Burges Salmon. A platinum ‘We invest in people’ accreditation is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places the firm in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”

Jenny Goward, HR director at JJG HR Solutions Ltd and Investors in People Practitioner, comments: “Congratulations to Burges Salmon for achieving platinum in their recent We Invest in People assessment; platinum level is not easy to achieve and demonstrates excellence and high performance. Platinum clients are our superstars, with their people management and the way they continuously improve in everything they do. Burges Salmon has a unique and strong organisational culture that is highly collaborative, purpose driven with strong organisational values that are at the heart of everything they do. It is a pleasure to work with them.” 

Burges Salmon’s Managing Partner, Roger Bull, says: “We are delighted that the firm has received this platinum accreditation from Investors in People – it is testimony to the collective efforts made across the firm to ensure it is a place where all our people can flourish.”

The firm’s Chief People Officer, Robert Halton, adds: “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded a platinum accreditation by Investors in People in recognition of our efforts to ensure Burges Salmon has an open and inclusive culture, where our people are encouraged and feel able to be themselves at work.

“This achievement is all the more significant following a year during which the business and every one of our people faced unprecedented challenges as a result of the global pandemic, and it is of huge importance that our unique, collaborative culture has prevailed and strengthened through such testing times.”