Come and join the next members meet up at Hamilton House on Thursday 12 April, 6 – 8pm.
Once again, we are inviting members and non-members alike to come along to our member meet up, hear about ongoing Bristol Pound projects and get involved in helping our currency to grow.
At the next members meet up, we want to give a focus to businesses. How can we better champion and support our business members? And what needs to change in our offer to them? Our new Membership Manager Ian Madle will be taking the reins and talking to us about his experience with local procurement working for Essential Trading; a key business in the Bristol Pound network.
We particularly want to extend our welcome to business members of the Bristol Pound. This is your chance to chat with your Bristol Pound customers, who care about supporting your business and growing our local money.
What happened last time?
Massive thanks to Chris Chubb of Small Street Expresso/Little Victories, who came along to our meeting and outlined how and why they accept Bristol Pounds. We had an honest discussion about what’s working well for them, and what isn’t. Gaining this sort of insight from a business who actively participates in our local money is so valuable and helped to set the tone for the rest of the meeting.
The last members meet up was a little smaller than usual – 10 of us came together to continue the conversations and ideas developed in the previous meeting. Since we were only 10, we focussed on two topics:
We broke into working groups and discussed these two topics at length, again coming up with some actions to take away and work on.
Our offer to Bristol Pound Businesses
In this group, members discussed the value proposition for different groups within the membership, focusing on how to appeal to their values and needs. They discussed individuals and businesses reasons for joining the scheme and looked at the offer we give to them. They talked about intrinsic and extrinsic values, with a focus on businesses and thought about how we could make an offer which fitted them better…
Engaging with young people and students
The main points we took away from our discussion was the opportunity to engage with student unions on campus. We also spoke about using the note design competition to engage with students, possibly hosting the launch event at one of the art student campuses. We were lucky to have 2 very useful contacts in our group, who offered connections and support and the hard work has already begun!
The work at Bristol Pound HQ has already begun, so come along to help shape the way our local currencies grows in the city.