Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury BID saves city businesses over £57,000

9th August 2018

Reducing cost is a top priority for many businesses in the city and the Salisbury BID’s Cost Saving Scheme has done exactly that. Over £57,000 of savings have been identified since the scheme launched in April.

The Cost Saving Scheme uses the collective buying power of BID’s throughout the country to help cut costs and save businesses money.

Meercats Associates are the BID’s partners behind the scheme and they manage the whole process on behalf of the business, including securing best prices, finding the most appropriate service plus managing and switching contracts.

Shirley Snells Florists on Milford Street is one of the BID members who have taken advantage of the scheme.

Phil and Jill Joliffe, owners of Shirley Snells said: “Salisbury BID’s Cost Savings Scheme has saved us £915 a year – almost 5 times our BID levy bill! As a small independent business, these are savings that we wouldn't have been able to secure on our own. We are absolutely over the moon and would recommend the scheme to all BID members.”

The Relph Ross Partnership Ltd (Architects) on Brown Street have also made a substantial saving thanks to the BID’s scheme.

Jonathan Ross, Director of The Relph Ross Partnership Ltd said: “The Salisbury BID’s Cost Saving Scheme has saved my business 6 times the amount of our annual BID levy bill! Our initial meeting with the partners at Meercats Associates was straightforward and easy. They took away copies of our bills and came back with identified saving. On our behalf, they’re now managing the whole process of transferring our energy contracts between suppliers.”

Savings on energy, telecoms, water, merchant fees and more can potentially be made.

Salisbury BID have funded the initiative and no commission is earned on the service and therefore all financial savings will be passed to the businesses.

The Cost Saving Scheme is free for all Salisbury BID members and members are being encouraged to contact the BID team to start cutting their business costs today.

Salisbury BID is working hard to deliver a cleaner, greener, safer and more vibrant city. Their aim is to make Salisbury a better place to do business and they want businesses to come, stay and prosper in Salisbury.