Bristol's newly appointed City Director Nicola Yates is helping Bristol acheive it's ambitions, and is supporting Bristol in taking £5k of her salary in Bristol Pounds
The scheme has hit a landmark with over £B100,000 in Bristol Pound bank accounts overall
Katie Finnegan Clarke (Communications & Volunteers Manager) talks to Mother Nature Network about Bristol's alternative currency so far
Bristol Mayor boosts a scheme supporting independent traders
Local financial systems that put people and the environment at their heart are welcome, but can these new models be truly scaled?
by Ian Onions, this is Bristol.
TRADERS in Bristol have given the thumbs-up to the new unique currency
A man who decided to try spending only Bristol Pounds for an entire week says the challenge has helped him discover new areas of the city
Butchers, bakers, solicitors and even a pole dancing tutor sign up to stop multinationals taking money out of area
Editorial Complementary currency schemes are thriving. Maybe George Osborne should take note.
by Rachel Cooper, The Telegraph
Bristol became the first British city to launch a local currency on Wednesday when Lord Mayor councillor Peter Main handed over a crisp new Bristol pound note to buy a loaf of bread in a city centre bakery
Dave Harvey Business Correspondent introduces the Bristol Pound, key facts and security features
by Judith Evans, AFP As Britain loses faith in its banks and feels shockwaves from the euro crisis, one city is trying to keep local wealth in local pockets with the launch of its own currency.
With the Euro in the state it's in, you might think now is not the best time to launch a new currency. But in two months' time, that's what will happen in Bristol. 230 businesses have already signed up to accept the Bristol Pound.
It's being launched on September 19th. Its creators hope to print a million pounds in the first year. Tanya Mercer reports.
by Dave Harvey
by Ian Onions Bristol's own currency is being launched in the city.
by Tom Kelly. Bristol launches own currency to maintain 'diversity' of city and support independent trade.
by Dave Harvey, Business Correspondent, BBC West The Euro is in trouble, the world's financial system is in turmoil. Is this the perfect time for cities to go it alone...?