Creating a more resilient and sustainable independent Bristol business sector
Launched in 2012, the Bristol Pound (£B) is the UK's largest community currency. It aims to create a more resilient and sustainable independent business sector in Bristol and, in turn, a fairer and more inclusive local economy. It does this by keeping the money spent in Bristol Pounds in Bristol, adding to a local circular economy instead of leaking away to distant head offices, supply chains and shareholders.
£B have recently (as of May 2019) launched business lending, offering interest free loans to Bristol Pound members; providing finance that meets the needs of local business and will help the business to grow. Bristol Pound amplifies business members through the Bristol Pound app and website. We also market the business to over 1500 individual account holders, it brings loyal and news customers to businesses because they want to spend in line with their values. As well as this we offer plenty of networking opportunities and discounts such as 10% off Destination Bristol membership when you pay by £B.