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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


The next KNW meeting will be on the topic of using social media for knowledge-sharing in small teams.  This is an extended version of the talk Helene Russell gave at the recent Butterworths KM conference.How much time does your team spend on learning about how to do their jobs better?  Are you happy with your budget for training them?  If the answers to these questions is “Not enough” and “No” then this session is for you.This session focuses on Knowledge teams of all types, but the ideas are applicable to all kinds of small teams.This session looks at how you can use *free* and low cost social media resources to help your teams become more effective by learning more, sharing their experiences and collaborating on projects.  A Knowledge team is an expensive resource, make sure you get value for money and offer the learning opportunities that they want at low cost.

This session is also suitable for those who want to learn more for themselves, connect with people and gain experiences, without having to pay for conferences or training sessions.

What: “Social media for Knowledge teams”
When: Thursday 22 November 12.30-2.30pm (that’s next Thursday)
Who for: this session is suitable for Heads of Knowledge, PSLs, information professionals, Solicitors/Partners with an interest in Knowledge issues, anyone running a small team and looking for a low cost solution to their training and collaboration needs
How: presentation and discussion
How much: this session is free to KNW members and £25 for non-members
Where: CW, Bristol – this event is kindly hosted by Janis Law at CWC

To book your place please email :-

As usual, please bring your own lunch.  This helps to keep these sessions free to members and low cost to everyone else.