Bristol Pound News

October 18, 2019

Jana’s Volunteering Story

My name is Jana and I recently started volunteering with Bristol Pound. I moved to Bristol from Essen, the second largest city of the largest urban […]
October 4, 2019

Cool Currencies – Atom (Astro Boy) Currency

Complementary currencies are not a new idea. Dating back to the 1800s, local currencies have been making a meaningful difference to communities across the globe, such […]
October 2, 2019

7 years of Bristol’s local currency

A big thank you to everyone who came to the Bristol Pound 7th birthday event and made it such a success. Photographs | Ibi Fehér   […]
September 20, 2019

7 ways to be a Bristol Pound hero: a birthday message from Ben

My name is Ben Heald and I’m the chair of Bristol Pound.  I’m writing to you on the 7th anniversary of the launch of the currency […]
September 20, 2019

Behind the Business #1 – Zero Green

  We’re travelling across the city to meet the businesses in Bristol Pound’s network who are making the most of our Premium Business Services. We want […]
September 6, 2019

Eating the Earth – Food Miles

Recent UoB economics graduate and Bristol Pound Volunteer Darius Ghadiali explores the complexity of food miles.  If we want to reduce our environmental and social impacts, […]
August 28, 2019
Nick Plant

Introducing Bishopston’s First Community Champion

I’m delighted to have been appointed recently as a Community Champion for Bristol Pound. I am here to help increase awareness of the power and relevance […]
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 […]