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Corporate Members 2022

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

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 Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

Trustee role sought at Ken Stradling Collection, Bristol

The Ken Stradling Collection Trust is seeking a new Chair and additional Trustees to help it shape its vision for the future. We are seeking people who have an appetite for using their skills and experience to contribute to developing a new, sustainable business model.

We are looking to the future, with ambitious plans to re-invigorate our offer  particularly focussing on sharing the collection with wider audiences; providing more creative learning opportunities for children, young people and students; considering the future needs of the building and storage of the collection and forming partnerships with other arts organisations and academic institutions.

Today, The Ken Stradling Collection Trust exists to care for its remarkable collection of 20th and 21st century design and applied arts, including over 500 pieces of studio ceramics, 200 pieces of Scandinavian and British studio glass as well as many items of furniture, industrial design, decorative objects, paintings and prints. Our gallery in the heart of Bristol features changing displays from the Collection, or artworks created through our learning programme; sometimes our exhibitions feature both.

For plans to develop, the organisation needs further skills on its board of Trustees. The Trustees want to stimulate new ideas for the future, specifically to ensure financial sustainability; greater visibility; and a professional staff structure to enable growth and high-quality exhibitions, creative learning programmes and community outreach projects.

Could this opportunity be of interest to you? If so, please go to for a full information pack and details of how to apply.

advert for trustee at KSC Sept 2022

Trustee Recruitment Pack Ken Stradling Collection

There is an opportunity for people to have an informal discussion with one of the existing Trustees on the attached application pack too.  Also, tours of the collection are on offer for interested parties.