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One year on…

It’s one year since we launched Goodmoney gift vouchers so I thought I’d share some of our journey and plans. Firstly, I must say we’ve been delighted with how well Goodmoney gift vouchers have been received locally. In our first year we’ve sold £10,000! worth of gift vouchers and over 200 local businesses have joined

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Pitching at Brighton Soup

If you haven’t heard of Brighton Soup yet, you’re missing out. It’s a fantastic community version of Dragon’s Den and also a really fun evening out. Everybody chips in £4, which includes a choice of delicious homemade soups (even clam chowder!), generously provided by volunteers. You then listen to four quick pitches from local community

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hiSbe presents Goodmoney Saturday

Last Saturday 11th December, the amazing hiSbe hosted a special Goodmoney Saturday. They invited other Goodmoney members to set up in their ethical supermarket on York Place, filling the shop with wine, cheese, music, massage and more. Along with the Goodmoney team themselves, the shop was home to: The Bevy community-owned pub in Moulsecoomb with

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Avoid unwanted presents at Christmas

The run up to Christmas has been a great time for us to launch Goodmoney gift vouchers and start learning about our market. Christmas is obviously and an exceptionally busy time for the whole gift market and gift vouchers are no exception. In fact, the gift voucher and gift card market has been growing steadily

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Paul Mason and Caroline Lucas talk at Bhasvic

Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (Bhasvic) played host to Brighton’s political winner, Caroline Lucas, in conversation with Channel 4’s Economic editor Paul Mason. On November 12, 2015 residents of Brighton & Hove were lucky enough to hear a shortened rendition of Paul Mason’s new book ‘PostCapitalism’ (1). Mason’s central argument: capitalism has reached

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Back in the Ideas Lab at TEDx Brighton

Goodmoney was back in the Ideas Lab at TEDx Brighton again this year. Last year we’d just had the idea of creating a gift voucher that could be spent with lots of independent local businesses – linking them up to create a better choice than a department store and getting more of the £20 million

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Launch of Goodmoney gift vouchers

I was very pleased to be at the launch of the amazing Goodmoney gift vouchers last Thursday night; a fantastic Brighton & Hove initiative to keep money local. It feels like a long time ago now since I invited the team who created the Bristol Pound, together with the new economics foundation who advised them,

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A better gift voucher

The idea behind Goodmoney gift vouchers is to link up independent local businesses to create a new gift voucher that has a better choice and is better in so many ways than any other gift voucher available. Goodmoney gift vouchers are simple to understand, they work just like high street gift vouchers, except they can

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