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Published on Sep 14, 2013
Simon Woolf shares how the pioneering Brixton Pound has helped to boost the local economy and restore a sense of community pride in the area.
About Simon Woolf Simon has worked in the IT industry since 1996, specialising in information architecture and web development. He became interested in complementary currencies via the Lewes Pound, and when two economists started a similar scheme in Brixton, he volunteered and since January 2012 has been Managing Director. Simon is also the Chief Technical Officer at QOIN. When not working with technology, he DJs and writes about wine.
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