Bristol Pound News

March 14, 2019

We are becoming SETsquared residents!

We are delighted to be moving and joining the wonderful business incubator SETsquared! From next Thursday (21st) our offices will be at their Bristol base in […]
March 14, 2019

Support Bristol’s independents by paying your council tax in Bristol Pounds

It’s that time of year again, council tax bills will soon be hitting doormats across the city. Did you know that you can pay in Bristol […]
March 5, 2019

William from Bristol Greeters – my business story

We are delighted to have met with William, founder of Bristol Greeters for this week’s edition of our My Business Story series. The Greeters are a […]
March 5, 2019

// EVENT // Bristol Pound business breakfast in association with University of Bristol

Thursday 28th March 8am – 10am The Junction @ Engine shed  Bristol Pound is not just your local currency, it’s a network of Bristol’s independent businesses – […]
February 27, 2019

Central Bank Digital Currencies

“We are still in an age where paper money has primacy.” The value of bank notes in circulation in the UK are measured by the Bank […]
February 27, 2019

Bristol Pound & Bristol24/7. Better Business – a collective drive to create positive change!

Bristol Pound were pleased to become founder members of Better Business Bristol when it was launched in November. Now we’re delighted to announce that in partnership […]
February 25, 2019

Tips for where to buy the best bread in Bristol this Real Bread Week!

Launched by the Real Bread Campaign in 2010, Real Bread Week is the annual, international celebration of Real Bread and people who make it. In recognition […]
February 22, 2019

Tessa from BOX-E – my business story

This week for our “my business story” interview series, we enjoyed meeting Tessa Lidstone from BOX-E. BOX-E is a restaurant in CARGO, Wapping Wharf serving produce-led, […]
February 15, 2019

Our app upgrade simplifies sign-up procedure

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new app, making signing up to Bristol Pound now even easier. Prospective users will be able […]
February 14, 2019

Gildas from Dial a Geek – my business story

Welcome to this week’s addition to our “my business story” interview series. This time we had the pleasure of meeting with Gildas Jones, Director of Dial […]
February 12, 2019

Top tips for where to spend your Bristol Pounds this Valentine’s Day!

Our handy top-five tips for where you can spend your Bristol Pounds this Valentine’s Day! You can purchase a unique and memorable gift or enjoy an […]
February 7, 2019

Jon from Conscience Foods – my business story

Conscience Foods (formerly G&D Free) in Keynsham is a recent addition to our business directory and our newest cashpoint. A health food shop and e-commerce site […]
February 6, 2019

“Bristol Pound is primarily a project with a social, economic and environmental purpose…” notes from our latest Business Breakfast meetup

Last Thursday we welcomed a group of £B business members to City Hall for our latest Breakfast Forum. The businesses were greeted warmly by MD, Diana […]
January 31, 2019

Susie Ramsay – my business story

“The Bristol Pound initiative is fantastic, it really makes us stand out as a city. I was really attracted to the fact that it supported independent, local […]
January 24, 2019

Alexis from PAPER Arts CIC – my business story

“One of our aims at PAPER Arts and Redbrick House is to empower the individual through community, and we feel this idea resonates within the Bristol […]
January 23, 2019

The Wall Street Journal’s article on local currencies misses the mark

Last year we were contacted by the Wall Street Journal, who were interested in speaking to our MD Diana Finch about our work here at Bristol […]
January 22, 2019

Ben’s New Year Bristol Resolution

Dear reader, I’m making contact to share a personal New Year resolution with you. It’s a somewhat long post. Short version: I’m hoping that you’ll consider […]
January 16, 2019

Roundtable on the future of local currencies 31/10/18

Bristol Pound recently hosted a ‘Roundtable’ to explore the future of local currencies with a small group, including people working on future economy issues, academics and […]
January 16, 2019

Volunteer Training Day – 20th February 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we’re holding a Volunteer Training Day at our Bristol HQ on Wednesday 20th February from 10am-4pm. This training day will equip […]
January 9, 2019

Less Cash or Cashless?

Cash is becoming less common as a means of payment. Are we moving towards a cashless society, or does cash still have an important role to […]
December 20, 2018
"Bristol Creatures" - winning design by Marta Zubieta

Thank you

2018 has been a year of change for the Bristol Pound, as we said a fond farewell to founding MD Ciaran Mundy and welcomed Diana Finch as […]
December 18, 2018

How to become a Bristol City Council supplier – notes from November’s Breakfast Forum

On 30th November we hosted our last Breakfast Forum of the year at City Hall. Membership Manager Ian Madle welcomed the group, which included a wide […]
December 13, 2018

Web-based payments using Bristol Pounds

In this short blog post, we would like to show you how easy it is to enable web-based payments using Bristol Pounds. Everyone knows that more […]
December 13, 2018

Fiona from Better Food – my business story

“We were on board with Bristol Pound from the offset. We feel it’s important to demonstrate boldly and proudly to our communities that we’re committed to […]