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Corporate Members 2021

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


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on info@bristollawsociety.com. In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more


CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2012




For the past 25 years Quartet Community Foundation has been helping local people to support the local causes and issues they care about. This year we are marking this 25th Anniversary with a series of events and activities to celebrate the fantastic work being undertaken within our communities and the generosity of our donors in helping to make this happen.

Working flexibly with these donors – individuals, companies, charitable trusts and others – we channel their funding to support the work of local charitable projects across the West of England. This funding provides local people with life-changing opportunities, activities and services and over the past 25 years we have distributed grants totalling over £26 million on behalf of our donors.

In the last 12 months Quartet has made over 1,000 grants totalling £2.5 million. These grants have supported a huge range of local projects – – relieving isolation for older people, creating diversionary activities for young people and providing vital equipment for community centres for example – where a small amount of money can make a big different. (For a list of the grants made in the last month please go to http://www.quartetcf.org.uk/docs/grants/12.2011.pdf)

A core part of our work is to build a capital fund – made up of individual donors’ pooled endowment funds – with which to provide a source of long term support for local causes. Set up in 1990, today we manage endowment funds on behalf of our donors worth over £16 million.

Corporate donors that channel their charitable giving through us include a number of Bristol-based solicitors such as Burges Salmon, Wards Solicitors, Withy King, Veale Wasbrough Vizards and Osborne Clarke.

Individual donors include a number of legacies: Florence Denning was a long-standing Bristol resident who left us a gift of over £54,000, establishing the Florence Denning endowment fund in her memory to support projects working with older people in Bristol.

We believe donors such as this, by channelling their charitable giving through Quartet, have made a real difference to the quality of life for local people over the past 25 years and we look forward to supporting their commitment into the future.

For more information about Quartet Community Foundation please visit our website at www.quartetcf.org.uk or contact Ronnie Brown on 0117 989 7705 or ronnie.brown@quartetcf.org.uk