K£ Timeline

Kingston Chamber of Commerce joins

November 2016

Kingston Chamber of Commerce sign up to accept K£ for membership and event payment

October 2016

October 2016

Establish CiC (Community Interest Company) to put K£ in a firm legal footing


RBK accept K£ for Business Rates

November 2015

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames accept Kingston £ for Business rate payments

April 2015

April 2015

Elect. Pilot 2015 April – ongoing and growing

Autumn 2014

September 2014

Autumn 2014 Elect Trial Text + Apps with 54 testers

printed K£ trial at Surbiton Food Festival

April 2014

First trial of printed K£ at the Surbiton Food Festival, resulting in over K£ 3000 in circulation over 5 weeks

K£ 3000 over 5 weeks

June 2013

January 2014

Surrey Save (now merged with West Sussex Credit Union) are happy to help in any way they can. K£ can help with the growth of membership and as they get bigger they can help with the circulation of K£. Their counterpart in Bristol, the Bristol Credit Union, has benefitted  greatly from their involvement with the Bristol £.

October 2013

October 2013

Initial Idea was formed in The Lamb Pub and followed up by Andrew and Peter, both still active with the K£ today