Bristol Pound News

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
December 6, 2018

Tom from Well Seasoned Wood – my business story

With a chill in the air and Christmas round the corner it feels like a very good time to introduce Tom Hallah of Well Seasoned Wood […]
November 29, 2018

Zoe from Zoe Hewett Interiors – my business story

“Networking with others in the same position always helps and the reflective, positive mindset stuff associated with being an entrepreneur is vital for keeping on keeping […]
November 22, 2018

Mike from Wild Oats – my business story

Mike Abrahams is the founder and owner of Wild Oats Natural Foods in Clifton, founded in 1981. One of the first shops of its kind, it […]
November 15, 2018

5 ways to take care of your home with Bristol Pound

With summer memories fading to a golden glow, the back-to-school-and-work routines thoroughly embedded and the commute home drenched in darkness, it’s a great time to prep […]
November 15, 2018

Mike from Nutcessity – my business story

“Bristol Pound is for independents”, said Membership Manager Ian Madle at our latest business breakfast forum. It’s simple – by encouraging people to use Bristol Pounds […]
October 16, 2018

Bristol Pound Champions – could you be one?

On Wednesday 3rd October we launched our new £B Champions programme. We were delighted to welcome a great mix of business owners, community and council representatives […]
September 19, 2018

We are 6 today! Reintroducing the Bristol Pound – now under new management

As Bristol Pound celebrates its birthday today, we’re excited to be moving forward into our seventh year under the stewardship of new Managing Director Diana Finch. […]
September 4, 2018

Queens Square to Stokes Croft to SS Great Britain – meet the artists

One of the nicest things about inviting artists to enter their work to be used on the new Bristol Pounds this year has been spending a […]
August 17, 2018
Mary Collett

Why I love…Brandon Hill Park – audio interview with new £B10 artist Mary Collett

We met up with new £B10 artist Mary Collett in her favourite Bristol place recently – do you recognise it from the photo above? Mary shared her […]
August 14, 2018
Elaine Greig and the Bristol Gig Club.

Out of Oarfice: Elaine Greig and the Bristol Pilot Gig Club

Bristol is world famous for its watery history, from its original name Brigstowe or “the place of the bridge” to its annual celebration of all things […]
July 17, 2018

Our new paper pound launch party – thank you

Huge thanks to everyone who attended our launch party for the new Bristol Pounds at Spike Island Cafe on 5th July – it was a fabulous […]
July 11, 2018

Meet the new Bristol Pounds!

We’re thrilled to unveil the brand new third edition of the Bristol Pound with beautiful new designs by Marta Zubieta, Kesdraws, Radley Cook, Emma Burleigh, Kiwani Dolean, […]