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Corporate Members 2022

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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


The Bristol-based corporate team at law firm Clarke Willmott have advised HSBC Bank plc on its funding of an £8.5 million management buy-out of Aero Stanrew Limited, a leading supplier of electromagnetic components to the aerospace sector.

With 170 staff in Barnstaple and Tunisia, Aero Stanrew counts Rolls-Royce, AgustaWestland, Goodrich, Thales and GE Aviation among its clients.

Jane Oakland, partner at Clarke Willmott, said: “This deal is a great example how our specialist teams can work together to the benefit of our clients. My team advised the bank on the corporate aspects of the deal, along with colleagues who advised on facility agreements and security. It further strengthens our relationship with HSBC.”

Bob Nicholls, senior commercial manager at HSBC Bank plc, said: “Clarke Willmott provided a prompt, responsive and comprehensive service and they were key to the smooth running of the transaction.”