The local supply chain

The local supply chain

One of the main problems we’re seeing at this time in the project is that many of the incredible businesses accepting Kingston Pounds, have not yet begun to pay other businesses for services in the currency. So, for my first ‘Thought from Bobi’ I...
2016 round up

2016 round up

Creating a resilient local economy in 2016 2016 was a great year for Kingston Pound with more business and users signing up. We can now reveal that since March 2015 more than £8,000 has been spent using Kingston Pounds. With just over £6,000 converted we can now...
Now a CIC

Now a CIC

We always meant to establish ourselves as a CIC – Community Interest Company. It is important that a project like ours, involving money, are a properly established and efficiently run entity. Converting a few thousand into Kingston Pounds is one thing that can be...
Growth or Efficiency

Growth or Efficiency

Economists typically compare the relative performance of countries by using Gross Domestics Product, or GDP. This is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders in a specific time period. There seems to be an obsession...
K£ Business | Bobi Robson Digital

K£ Business | Bobi Robson Digital

What does your business do? In October 2015 I set up as a freelancer to support local small businesses build their social media and online presence. I noticed that not all local businesses were making the most of the great variety of opportunities available to them...
The Kingston Pound Bridge

The Kingston Pound Bridge

What is Kingston Pound trying to do? The answer is it is trying to build a bridge between Businesses and the Community. That is not to say that bridges don’t already exist because they do. It’s just that these bridges originate from one side or the other. For example,...
Budget 2016 and Business Rates

Budget 2016 and Business Rates

Small businesses with a high street presence will now benefit from budget changes that give them a similar deal to on-line businesses on ‘cyberstreet’.This is great news for Kingston small businesses isn’t it? Perhaps not. This article suggests that when business...