Salisbury BID are pleased to announce an incredibly successful renewal ballot result, meaning a secured third term.
The ballot saw an overall turnout of almost 60%, with 92% voting in favour of keeping the BID.
Keith Hanson, Chair of Salisbury BID and Director of recruitment agency Personnel Placements, said: “It’s really heartening to see so many businesses took the time to vote in support of Salisbury BID. It's an outstanding vote of confidence that strongly demonstrates the importance of the BID, our many achievements so far, and our aim for even greater success in the future.”
The confidential postal ballot was conducted by Civica Election Services and the result was declared today, Friday 3rd November, by Wiltshire Council.
Salisbury BID is funded by just under 500 businesses in the city centre that have a rateable value of £12,000 or more. These businesses were eligible to vote in the BID’s renewal ballot.
Robin McGowan, Chief Executive of Salisbury BID, said: "We are grateful to the businesses who came out in such numbers and showed their support for the continuation of the BID. We thank you again for taking the time to vote and look forward to working with you over the next five years."
Representing key moments in shaping the future of our city and setting out our plans to drive positive change, prosperity and economic growth for our city's businesses.
Our term three Business Plan, which can be downloaded below, outlines the initiatives, projects and interventions, both new and established, which we plan to deliver for our businesses and our city over 2024-2029.
In everything we do, Salisbury BID represents the needs and concerns of our approximately 500 members. Our organisation is firmly grounded in a business-led ethos, where your interests become our priorities.
Over the last 10 years, Salisbury BID have successfully executed projects, initiatives, partnerships, and events that have had a significant, positive impact for our levy-paying businesses and all those who spend time in our city.
We have enabled over £4 million to be re-invested in the city, alongside over £200,000 more in grants, sponsorships and project-generated income. Our expertise, reactive creativity and tangible achievements have been vital in Salisbury’s post-Novichok and post-Covid recovery, striving to return our city to a thriving destination for our businesses, residents, and visitors alike.
We believe that whatever the challenges ahead, we can work together to move Salisbury forward.
Download a PDF version of our 2024-2029 business plan here.
In partnership with VisitWiltshire, Salisbury BID co-fund the Visit Salisbury website to promote the city to visitors. The Visit Salisbury website has a full events calendar for Salisbury.