Bristol Pound News

January 16, 2019

Volunteer Training Day – 20th February 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we’re holding a Volunteer Training Day at our Bristol HQ on Wednesday 20th February from 10am-4pm. This training day will equip […]
January 9, 2019

Less Cash or Cashless?

Cash is becoming less common as a means of payment. Are we moving towards a cashless society, or does cash still have an important role to […]
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 18, 2018

How to become a Bristol City Council supplier – notes from November’s Breakfast Forum

On 30th November we hosted our last Breakfast Forum of the year at City Hall. Membership Manager Ian Madle welcomed the group, which included a wide […]
December 13, 2018

Web-based payments using Bristol Pounds

In this short blog post, we would like to show you how easy it is to enable web-based payments using Bristol Pounds. Everyone knows that more […]
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 27, 2018

Small Business Saturday – 1st December

Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday is a non-commercial campaign aiming to support all kinds of small businesses. Encouraging consumers to get out and […]
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

November Business Breakfast

Are you interested in joining Bristol City Council’s supply chain? Would you like an opportunity to promote your business to your peers? Do you like coffee […]
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 […]
October 3, 2018

You can run a business using Bristol Pounds! – notes from our latest Breakfast Forum

Last Thursday we welcomed an eager bunch of earlybird £B business members to City Hall for our latest Breakfast Forum. Greeted by hot coffee, croissants and […]
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

July Member’s Meetup

July Members Meetup: New Managing Director, New Paper Money   Thank you to everyone who could make it to the latest Bristol Pound member meetup. It […]
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, […]
July 4, 2018

Meet the new Bristol Pound artists 9/9: Elaine Greig

Welcome to the last instalment in our Bristol Pound artist interview series. It’s been an inspiring journey learning all about the people, the techniques and the […]
July 2, 2018
ReHairLities by Kiwani Dolean

Meet the new Bristol Pound artists 8/9: Kiwani Dolean

We’re nearly at the end of our artist interview series, with the glittering launch of our new paper pounds this Thursday at Spike Island Cafe. There’s […]