Salisbury Independents’ Week – July 4 – 10th 2016
Small and independent retailers are crucial to communities, for every £1 spent more is invested back into the local economy than when spent in a multiple. Local small businesses offer a point of difference from the chains – personal customer service, local and product knowledge and individually chosen product ranges.
This year Salisbury Independents are urging their customers and clients to ‘bring a friend to Salisbury’ during Independents week. Many businesses will have offers and promotions to reward their new visitors. Casa Fina is giving a free reusable shopper to each customer who brings in a friend that week. Salisbury is a beautiful city with much to offer in the way of heritage and the arts but what is less well known is that there are over 200 independent businesses in the city from fashion to coffee shops, from beauty to florists. Salisbury Independents want to spread this news to a wider audience and a day out in Salisbury in July seems a great way to do it.
On June 1st the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival visit of Mary Portas to talk about her new book was sponsored by a group of Salisbury Independent businesses. Susi Mason owner of Casa Fina said “Mary is a champion of retail and independent business and she urged Salisbury businesses to collaborate with each other. Salisbury Independents’ Week is a fabulous way of doing this. We will all literally be flying the flag for indie business so look out for the blue and white bunting!”
To find out where all the Salisbury Independent Shops are please visit our website and download our Indies Brochure www.salisburyindependentshops.co.uk
Spending your money with an independent retailer:
- Boosts the local economy and helps create local jobs •Adds diversity to your high street and puts you in control of what you can buy • Is bene?cial to the environment if you are buying locally produced goods •Helps build a stronger community through events, clubs and charity-support o?ered by local independent businesses