It is crazy how quickly the time has passed since the 19th September. The pace in the Bristol Pound office, is only now beginning to get back to normal. Although certain days are still filled up with local, national and international interviews, photographs and an exciting adrenaline of being part of such an innovative and growing project.
The real satisfaction comes when I walk up Gloucester Road to do my shopping and 90% of it I pay with in Bristol Pounds. TXT2PAY has become my addiction and it’s great to see the businesses enjoying the ease of it. Friends and supporters have commented on the enjoyment of just having to take out their mobile phone for shopping trips and nights out. This I can fully agree with after enjoying a night out last Saturday with only my phone as luggage.
Many of you, I am sure, have seen one or two of the beautiful paper pounds, passed them round while your having a drink with friends, but many of you may be asking how well it is actually doing. Well I can proudly report that already we have issued over £B 40,000 in the printed pounds along with a number just over £B20,000 in the electronic currency. I think you will agree that this is not at all bad for the first month in circulation!