Category Archives: Business Videos

Pempamsie – the gem on Brixton Hill

This week we’re featuring a little gem on Brixton Hill that has been trading for 19 years – Pempamsie. Pempamsie which means ‘unity is strength’ sell a wide variety of products. From black interest books to natural beauty and health products, home furnishings and jewellery it would be difficult to visit without something taking your fancy!

Watch Basil tell you a little about his wonderful business.

Pempamsie also specialize in picture framing – in fact they framed some old Brixton Pound notes for us a few weeks ago and did an incredible job!

So whether you’re looking for a stylist gift or a treat for yourself, top up your pay-by-text account and visit this little gem.

Pempamsie are open Monday to Saturday 10am – 7pm.



Business Rates are live!

Brixton Pound businesses are now able to pay their business rates to Lambeth Council using electronic Brixton Pounds. This will give local independent businesses an additional way to spend their B£e balance. The first business to do this was Casa Morita . Watch the short video of Sarahgwen talking about her business and about the Brixton Pound.

We’re excited to be the first local currency in the U.K. to be accepted by the council in payment for business rates. Thank you to Lambeth Council for working with us to make this possible!

Keep an eye out for more exciting announcements in the near future!

When you hear the words…

… ‘Barber de Seville’, maybe you think about the famous opera or perhaps even the funny Bugs Bunny sketch where Bugs makes a fruit salad on Elmer Fudd’s head. Well – a growing number of us in Brixton think of one of our favorite barber shops in the heart of Brixton.

The Barber de Seville has now been open for 11 months (happy 11 month birthday!) and has been a great success with locals. With its trendy interior, friendly staff and long opening hours it has quickly grown to establish itself as one of the leading men’s hairdressers in Brixton. I got my haircut there last week and am incredibly pleased with it!

It is especially popular with pay-by-text Brixtonites giving them the opportunity to support the local economy in a convenient, hassle-free way.

Dorian (pictured above) has no resemblance to Bugs Bunny but was a little shy in wanting to appear on video (see our previous blog). You are likely to see Dorian in house or in the Brixton area. If you see him, please say hello!

So – if you have a date tonight, a job interview tomorrow and just need a haircut today – pop into The Barber de Seville and pay using money that sticks to Brixton.

Opening hours:

Monday:10am to 8pm
Tuesday:10am to 8pm
Wednesday:10am to 8pm
Thursday:10am to 8pm
Friday:10am to 8pm
Saturday:9am to 6pm
Sunday:11am to 5pm

Pay-by-text business videos

Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring pay-by-text businesses giving you some insight into who they are, what they offer and why they support the Brixton Pound. Instead of putting together a traditional blog we’ve decided to make some short videos. We hope you enjoy them! If you do, why not share them on facebook or tweet them?

First up is Café Sitifis. Some of you more eager eyed followers may recall us blogging about them in 2010. The café has now been open for nearly two years and continues to create a buzz on  Rushcroft Road, off Coldharbour Lane. See the manager and owner, Nourradine Lalmi, tell you a little more and don’t forget to use pay-by-text when you’re next enjoying one of their delicious cakes!