Bristol Pound Blog

November 27, 2019

£B Board Elections. Individual representative nominee statements

Every two years, individual members of Bristol Pound have an opportunity to elect a representative to the board. Thank you to everyone who voted and helped […]
November 27, 2019
Bristol Pound Behind the Business #2 Baba Ganoush Kitchen

Behind the Business #3 – Baba Ganoush

  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 […]
November 27, 2019

Supplier of the Week #1 – Little Roar Cakes

Introducing our new series, Supplier of the Week, where we celebrate the independent wholesale businesses of the Bristol Pound community. Our first featured supplier is Little […]
November 25, 2019

Me and My Bristol Pounds #1 – Veronica Pollard

Without people like you supporting a fairer and more sustainable local economy by spending £B at independent stores, there would be no local currency. We love […]
November 22, 2019

Behind the Business #2 – Champion Law

  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 […]
November 22, 2019
Made in Bristol Gift Fair

Bristol Pound showcase at Made in Bristol Gift Fair 7th & 8th December

November 6, 2019

Call for Directors

Bristol Pound CIC is at an exciting and crucial stage in its development.   Launched in 2012, £B grew quickly to become the largest local currency […]
October 18, 2019
Jana Hanowell Bristol Pound

Jana’s Volunteering Story

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 […]