A thriving network of lawyers, accountants, architects, management consultants and financial advisers can be found in the Bristol area, and with a third of FTSE 100 companies having a base in Bristol and Bath.
Bristol is home to Triodos Bank, an ethical organisation with a clear and transparent investment programme. They offer sustainable banking and consider the environmental, cultural and social impact on all business.
Bristol also has its own currency, the Bristol Pound. It is the UK's first city wide local currency and the first to have electronic accounts managed by a regulated financial institution. Bristol Pounds ensure that money is kept within the local economy and have a comprehensive supplier network.