After 30 days of summer our Go Local! Challenge is complete. Bristol Pound users, old and new were attempting convert £25,000 sterling into £B25,000 AND YOU DID IT!
In fact, £28,208 was switched into Bristol Pounds. This is no mean feat, especially in the summer months which are notoriously quite on the high street.
We can’t thank you guys enough for getting behind the Bristol Pound, and going out there and supporting your local economy. Without you all, the Bristol Pound would just be an idea. With you, it’s a movement.
The Bristol Pound team have had a busy few months. We’ve had our Tourist Map launch to help show new visitors to Bristol where they can find our independent businesses in the town centre. We’ve had our 30 Treats in 30 Tweets feature which has showcased some of the delicious food and drink Bristol’s independents have to offer. We’ve been on BCfm and Ujima to chat to presenters about the Go Local! Challenge and how the £B works. And, we’ve been out and about at events like the Harbourside Festival, spreading the word about the Bristol Pound.
Mike Lloyd-Jones, Bristol Pound Trade Manager, spreading the £B love with the One Love Breakfast Team
It’s an exciting time for us here at the Bristol Pound. As the number of traders with business accounts grow, and the number of individuals opening accounts grows too, we are excited by what’s round the corner, and we hope that you can join us to see what’s next.