Our Partners And Sponsors

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Mercer Marsh Benefits provides clients with a single source for managing the costs, people risks and complexities of employee benefits. It is a combination of Mercer and Marsh local offices around the world, plus country correspondents who have been selected based on specific criteria. Our benefits professionals, located in 135 countries and serving clients in more than 150 countries, are deeply knowledgeable about their local markets.

Media Partner

With today’s people professionals facing a complex mix of challenges, HRZone offers a rich source of data-informed insights, practical guidance and expert opinion on the key issues transforming the world of work. Alongside its people-focused editorial features and monthly ‘All Hands on Tech’ podcast, HRZone delivers research, premium reports and guides for download and live and digital events.

Lead Partners

Founded in 1770, Bristol Law Society (BLS) is the oldest local law society in the country. It is a large local law society with a membership in the region of 4500, offering an innovative and collaborative approach to working within and outside the legal profession, and is at the forefront of many initiatives, both national and regional. Based in the city centre, the Society provides a range of services to its members including a library, an annual programme of courses and seminars and a legal recruitment consultancy.

Business West works to make the west of England the best place to live and work. Since the company’s launch Business West has connected with and supported over 20,000 businesses to start and grow, with a particular focus on helping businesses of all sizes take advantage of the opportunities and address the problems created by this new world.

Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. Created nearly 40 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion the Prince’s Responsible Network convenes a unique community of business leaders who work and learn together to make the maximum impact inside and outside their businesses. The network has a vibrant membership of hundreds of businesses, large and small, connected by the conviction that their success is inextricably linked to society’s prosperity.

The PRCA is the world’s largest PR professional body, representing well over 30,000 practitioners. Operating in 66 countries around the world, the PRCA has offices in the UK, Singapore, and Dubai. It also manages ICCO, the umbrella body for 41 PR associations around the world. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice, and creating networking opportunities.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) was formed in 1880 to ensure trust in business and that remains their mission. A world leading professional membership organisation, their mission is to promote, develop and support over 181,500 chartered accountants and students worldwide. They provide qualifications and professional development, share knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

Formed with a single minded goal: to inspire sport in Bristol and Beyond, Bristol Sport works to promote access to professional sport and participation in sport across all age and capability ranges. It is part of a group of sports companies owned by Stephen Lansdown CBE. Bristol Sport oversees the business, commercial and operational interests of its affiliated clubs which include Bristol City Football Club, Bristol Bears Rugby Club, Bristol Flyers Basketball, Bristol City Women’s Football and Bristol Bears Women. Bristol Sport also managed the Ashton Gate stadium rebuild.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and within three years was awarded a Royal Charter to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide. They work to ensure that the views of business leaders are considered when the government is reviewing policy, legislation or seeking the opinions of the wider business community. IoD South West support a thriving network of members and provides a range of resources – including access to business information, training, professional expertise, networking opportunities and flexible working spaces across the south west region.  

Thrive Bristol is a 10 year programme to improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in Bristol, with a focus on those with the greatest needs. It covers all ages and considers mental health in its broadest sense, ranging from plans to improve the whole population’s wellbeing to interventions for people experiencing mental illness. Thrive Bristol focuses on prevention and early intervention and works by using public, private and third sector cooperation, leadership, and resources across Bristol. There are a number of initiatives within Thrive Bristol, including Thriving at Work which focuses on improving mental health and wellbeing across our workplaces, including implementing the six mental health core standards.

Supporting Partners

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants