Bristol Pound Blog

February 18, 2021

Bristol, Lahti, and Urban Sustainability 

Cities and Climate Change Cities have a complicated relationship with sustainable development. Urban formations, and those that live in them, are the biggest emitters of greenhouse […]
February 11, 2021

Young and in Lockdown

Missing hospitality as a student Lockdown from a perspective of a university student has been a period of greater stress, being added on top of an […]
January 28, 2021

Hospitality in Lockdown

As we continue with life in lockdown, it’s important that we see how different aspects of the Bristol community have been affected. In particular, the hospitality […]
November 16, 2020

Track and Trace Donations with Blockchain

In this blog, I’ll highlight some of the ways in which blockchain has been used by non-profit organisations. Perhaps these could provide some inspiration for other […]
November 2, 2020

HullCoin – How Hull is using Blockchain for good

As Bristol Pound transitions into Bristol Pay, and begins looking into the future, it is useful to look at others who have tried to use alternative […]
October 11, 2020

Non-profits and Blockchain

In this blog, I’ll be explaining a bit about blockchain and also why it can be useful for non-profit organisations. Aspects, such as better security and […]
September 16, 2020

Timebanking UK – Time as a Literal Currency

What is Timebanking? In short, this is a project which focuses on using time as an alternative currency; one hour is worth one time credit. Once […]
September 3, 2020

BerkShares – Money in the Hands of the Local Community

Taking a look at what has been dubbed “a great economic experiment” in Berkshire, Massachusetts. BerkShares are a form of local currency based in Berkshire, Massachusetts. […]
August 23, 2020

SamenDoen – To Do Together

Taking a look at how SamenDoen carries out its aim of community cohesion and boosting local economy One of the best ways to understand the direction […]
July 29, 2020

Different Paths to the Same Goal

The work of local organisations and the parallels that can be drawn between them My name is Qazzally, I am currently studying History and Religious Studies […]
July 27, 2020

Tenino’s Wooden Money

Tenino’s Wooden Money – The story of a small town in the US that created its own currency. COVID-19 has revitalised the debate over how best […]
July 2, 2020

David Birch, The Currency Cold War

David Birch, The Currency Cold War In this timely book, published during lockdown, David Birch sets out the need for an international debate about the future […]
June 17, 2020

Bristol’s Coronavirus Community

As retailers begin to reopen and queues of shoppers form once again around the country, this week marks the beginning of the end of England’s economic […]
April 28, 2020

Results of the Bristol Pound impact survey

Many of you will remember being asked (/pestered) to participate in some research towards the end of summer last year. We are really excited to share […]
April 9, 2020

Bristol Pound CIC announces new partnership with Payji Ltd

  Bristol Pound is happy to announce it has entered into partnership with e-wallet provider Payji Ltd.   The partnership paves the way for the development […]
March 13, 2020

Supplier of the Week #5 – Wild Grove

Supplier of the Week – Where we celebrate the independent wholesale businesses of the Bristol Pound community. This week’s featured supplier is Wild Grove, a company […]
March 13, 2020

Bristol’s Best Coffee and Cake

There’s no shortage of great places to get a coffee in Bristol. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick latte on your way to work, or […]
March 6, 2020

Behind the Business #7 – Inna Hart Interiors

We’re meeting the businesses in Bristol Pound’s network who are making the most of our Premium Business Services. We want to hear the stories about their […]
February 28, 2020

A brighter future in prospect for the Bristol Pound

In January I had the difficult task of sharing my concern that we might have to close the £B digital currency because of a lack of […]
February 26, 2020

Behind the Business #6 – Ibi Feher Photography

We’re meeting the businesses in Bristol Pound’s network who are making the most of our Premium Business Services. We want to hear the stories about their […]
February 21, 2020

Bristol’s Best Gift Shops

With Bristol’s proud identity and vibrant community of artists, it’s unsurprising that the city is full of unique gift shops. Whether you’re trying to get yourself […]
February 12, 2020

Behind the Business #5 – Comera Group

We’re meeting the businesses in Bristol Pound’s network who are making the most of our Premium Business Services. We want to hear the stories about their business, […]
February 4, 2020

Bristol’s Best Breakfasts

Bristol’s Best Breakfasts Bristol is well known for its eclectic range of independent restaurants and cafés. There’s no shortage of great places to pick up an […]
January 31, 2020

January Business Breakfast – Discussing what’s next for Bristol Pound

Bristol Pound Business & Individual Members were welcomed to The Waterfront Meeting Rooms on a grey Thursday morning to connect and to talk about the future […]