What is the BID?

Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID) was elected in 2014 and encompasses over 550 businesses within the ring road of the city centre of Salisbury, each business premises with a rateable value exceeding £10,000 pays a 1.5% levy. The BID’s yearly funds exceeds more than £400,000 each year and is allocated to projects that support and the BID’s original business plan and is split into these 3 key areas:

How are the businesses represented?

The businesses are represented through our board of 17 directors, all of whom are levy-payers from different business sectors in the city or members of the BID’s partnership organisations who have a vested interest in Salisbury and its business economy, these partners include Wiltshire Council, Salisbury City Council, Visit Wiltshire and media partners.

In its first term this is what the businesses wanted the BID to deliver:

Increase the footfall in the city to enable Salisbury to succeed.

Promote Salisbury to encourage people to visit and spend.

Reinvigorate the events calendar

Initiate additional events that would be beneficial to Salisbury businesses.

Develop initiatives to support easy and attractive access in and around the city.

Create a welcoming and safe place for visitors and residents.

Reduce duplication and decrease business costs.

Help, support and promote Salisbury’s independent businesses.

Click here to see our business plan for 2014-2019.