Bristol Pound News - For Businesses

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

Words by Darius Ghadiali   Recent UoB economics graduate and Bristol Pound Volunteer Darius Ghadiali explores the complexity of food miles.  If we want to reduce […]
August 28, 2019

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

Words by Darius Ghadiali   Do local Cryptocurrencies work? After the launch of the Libracoin, Facebook’s new digital currency, many financially-minded and digital-savvy individuals have predicted […]
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

Words by Kester McLennan   Rapid technological advancements in the developing world can really empower people. For example, the development of smartphones in the west has […]
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

Words by Kester McLennan   Utopian ideals of a sustainable and environmentally friendly local economy inspire us to think of a world where the goods consumed […]
July 12, 2019

Bristol’s Creative Economy

Words by Darius Ghadiali   Bristol is known for its talent, ideas and cultural contribution to Britain’s world class art scene, with more and more creators […]
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?

Words by Darius Ghadiali   Facebook’s recent launch of their new cryptocurrency, Libra, has made waves this month in the world of Blockchain and social media. […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 5, 2019

We loved hosting the Green Mingle with BGCP!

We loved working with Bristol Green Capital Partnership to host last night’s Green Mingle at The Kitchen. The Green Mingle is a monthly networking event ran […]
March 29, 2019

How is the University of Bristol helping £B thrive? …notes from our latest Business Breakfast meetup

March’s business breakfast was kindly sponsored by University of Bristol and featured guest speaker Professor Martin Parker from the Inclusive Economy Institute at University of Bristol. They […]
March 28, 2019

Dom’s top-ten vegan £B picks

I’ve been vegan for 26 years and have been a member of the £B team since October 2018, as Finance Assistant. There are so many great […]