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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

Can you help? Trustee with legal skills required at PROPS charity


PROPS was established in 2000 and supports SEND kids as they move from school (Briarwood) to the adult world. They therefore support 19 to 26 year olds. A number of charities now recognise that support provided to children, can evaporate as they enter adulthood, leaving something of a “cliff edge”

PROPS cover this territory and have devised a number of ongoing schemes and activities to provide support. These include growing food, harvesting, selling on etc. They are now based at the Vassal Centre in Fishponds and are focussed on Bristol and South Gloucs. Some of the young people are very severely challenged, others have apparent capacity, but still need interest, support and mentoring to become employable.  Further details of the charities work can be found at

Monies are raised from a variety of sources including  the proceeds of an annual Bristol to Bordeaux bike ride and “Barbarian” rugby matches each year. This year they will generate beyond £100k.

The Board of 6 trustees are all working and in business. They are looking for a lawyer to join them. They already have trustees with accounting, HR, IT and project management skills.

If you are interested or know someone who may wish to get involved, please contact Kevin Smith, Chair of the Trustees at