Stories is a series of informal talks centred around individual’s journeys from launch to success with a specific focus on the challenges they faced at the outset, how they pushed through to where they are and their aspirations and predictions for the future.
Celebrating this month the 7th anniversary of the Bristol Pound, we are delighted to introduce their Managing Director Diana Finch.
Diana started her career in accounts and moved on to software design in the early 90s. In the mid-late 90s, Diana volunteered widely in community development in an area of deprivation in Bath. Since 2001, she has undertaken a variety of leadership roles in the third sector and offers consultancy in strategic planning, business modelling and impact measurement.
In July 2018, Diana joined the Bristol Pound team with a mandate to make the local currency sustainable (rather than dependent on grants) and increase its social impact. To this end, she is developing a new value proposition for SMEs with the support of academics at the University of Bristol. She is also working with strategic partners and business champions to encourage all businesses and institutions operating in the city to use Bristol Pounds in their supply chains.