Bristol Pound News

August 15, 2019

Banks, Trust and Cryptocurrencies

Do local Cryptocurrencies work? After the launch of the Libracoin, Facebook’s new digital currency, many financially-minded and digital-savvy individuals have predicted that the coin’s initial mixed […]
August 9, 2019

Bristol Pound’s Green Power

With the growing importance of the environmental impacts of our energy consumption, opting for local energy providers is vital to support affordable and clean energy initiatives […]
August 2, 2019

Cool Currencies – The Kenyan Bangla-Pesa

Rapid technological advancements in the developing world can really empower people. For example, the development of smartphones in the west has allowed Africans to leapfrog a […]
July 24, 2019

A New Look for Bristol Pound

Bristol Pound Managing Director Diana Finch explains the thoughts and reasons for the refresh of the companies branding.   If you’re anything like me, you probably […]
July 19, 2019

Cool Currencies – The Chiemgauer

Utopian ideals of a sustainable and environmentally friendly local economy inspire us to think of a world where the goods consumed in an area are created […]
July 12, 2019

Bristol’s Creative Economy

Bristol is known for its talent, ideas and cultural contribution to Britain’s world class art scene, with more and more creators setting themselves up to contribute […]
July 5, 2019

Cool Currencies – The TEM

  Local currencies are usually grassroot community projects that increase localism, more sustainable living and help fight the ever-increasing inequality produced by our society’s political structures. […]
June 26, 2019

Jan Erik form Hillside Massage, Bath – My Business Story

  We spoke to Jan Erik from hillside massage – a certified masseur and massage therapist working based in Bath. He tells about his interest in […]
June 21, 2019

What is Blockchain?

Facebook’s recent launch of their new cryptocurrency, Libra, has made waves this month in the world of Blockchain and social media. This has brought blockchain back […]
June 14, 2019

Gemma from Dark Matters – My Business Story

We spoke to Gemma Ann Lewis, who runs Dark Matters – a vegan friendly, anti palm oil independent brownie business. Veganism is no longer a niche […]
June 7, 2019

Aisha from The Bristol Ticket Shop – my business story

Purchasing event tickets from local retailers and using physical printed tickets seems to be on the way out, replaced by large corporations selling e-tickets and QR […]
May 23, 2019

Bristol’s best Sunday roasts

This long weekend is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a delicious Sunday roast. We’ve put together our top-five suggestions for the best in Bristol, all £B […]
May 7, 2019

Bristol Pound now providing free finance for independent local businesses

At Bristol Pound we are delighted to now be able to offer independent businesses access to free finance through interest free loans thanks to our partnership […]
April 25, 2019

Hannah Currant – my business story

We had the pleasure of meeting with skilled Shiatsu practitioner Hannah Currant to discover her business story and why she has decided to become our newest […]
April 12, 2019

Notes from our member meet-up

Last night we held our member meet-up. Thank you to everyone that came, we hope you had an interesting and informative evening. We very much appreciate […]
April 11, 2019

Spark a new conversation with Bristol Pound

We often focus on the practical positives of our local currency such as reducing carbon emissions by shortening supply chains or helping to stop money leaking […]
April 5, 2019

University of Bristol holds celebratory breakfast welcoming Bristol Pound

This week the University of Bristol held a breakfast launch event to showcase Bristol Pounds now being available as part of their rewards scheme.  Staff and […]
April 5, 2019

We loved hosting the Green Mingle with BGCP!

We loved working with Bristol Green Capital Partnership to host last night’s Green Mingle at The Kitchen. The Green Mingle is a monthly networking event ran […]
March 28, 2019

Dom’s top-ten vegan £B picks

I’ve been vegan for 26 years and have been a member of the £B team since October 2018, as Finance Assistant. There are so many great […]
March 22, 2019

Our Mother’s Day gift guide – find the perfect present!

Spoil her this Mother’s Day with a one of a kind gift from one of our city’s lovely independent businesses. Peruse our gift guide and find […]
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 […]
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 […]