What is the BID?

Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID) was elected in 2014 and encompasses of over 550 business members within the ring road of the city centre who pay into the Salisbury BID levy.

Businesses premises with a rateable value exceeding £10,000 pays a 1.5% levy. Salisbury BID’s funds exceed more than £400,000 each year which is allocated to projects and services which are beneficial to our members. These projects and services are split into 3 key areas:

How are the businesses represented?

Our business members are represented through our board of directors, all of whom are levy-payers from different business sectors in the city or are members of our 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 Salisbury BID's first term, our business members wanted us 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 view the Salisbury BID 2014-2019 Business Plan