Salisbury Business Improvement District

Monthly round up – December 2022

31st December 2022

Monthly round up of BID news.

The festive season is upon us and we have been making the dreams of a white Christmas a reality with our snow machine.

From Friday 2nd December, the snow machine has been popping up at various locations across the city including in The Maltings, The Old George Mall, Guildhall Square and Salisbury Cathedral.

It has been wonderful to see so many children and families enjoying the snow all over town. You can see more of what we did with the snow machine on the Experience Salisbury website.



Saturday 3rd December 2022 saw the UK’s tenth annual Small Business Saturday, when small business success is celebrated and consumers are encouraged to shop local to support independent traders in their community.

For us the message is an important one at any time, but even more so this Christmas after the impacts of the pandemic the cost-of-living crisis and the onset of a recession. You can read more about Small Business Saturday here.



The Salisbury Indies tote bags made a come back with a brand new design! We have been celebrating the city’s independent businesses this Christmas with a brand-new Salisbury tote bag available in over 30 independent shops across the city.

The new bags will be free to shoppers who spend over £20 in participating independent businesses across the city centre. Read more here.


To celebrate independent businesses over the Christmas period we have been running a 24 days of indies advent calendar on our social media. Each day a different city centre independent business has been featured along with something special about their business. These businesses included:

  • Tinga
  • Allum & Sidaway
  • Muse
  • Captive Worlds
  • Gallery 21
  • Wendy Stevens Hair
  • Allium
  • Caboose
  • JAS Hair Group
  • Fisherton Mill
  • The Vanner Gallery
  • Hair @ 46
  • George and Dragon
  • Stuff Emporium
  • The Old Ale House
  • Yoga Stuff
  • Miss Tiff's Hair Salon
  • Shirley Snells Florist
  • Mark Jones Eye Care
  • H R Tribbeck & Son
  • Nicky Joyce Hair Salon
  • Casa Fina
  • Pure Comfort
  • Sienna Taye Hairdressing


The Salisbury BID AGM was held on Wednesday 14th December. Read a breakdown and see the full recording here.


The Business Excellence Awards are back for another year, bigger and better in every way! The awards are open to Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and Salisbury BID members.

If you wish to enter any of our award categories please submit your request here, where you can also join as a member of the Chamber if not yet signed up.

The award categories for 2023 are:

  • Start up Business of the Year Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Green Business Award
  • Charity Award
  • Service Excellence Award
  • Tourism Award
  • Business of the Year Award 2023


The Salisbury Education & Business Partnership is holding an Apprenticeships and Careers Fair supported by all the local secondary schools and featuring local businesses that offer apprenticeships or take on graduate trainees.

The event takes place all day on Tuesday 24th January at Salisbury Sixth Form College (S6C) and Wiltshire College, Salisbury and during the day it’s anticipated that over 1,200 students will attend, getting the chance to talk to local employers about career opportunities in Salisbury. To find out more click here.


Other News

  • Toni & Guy’s George Smith picked up a Men’s Hairdresser of the year award.
  • Parker Bullen’s Kirsty Gazzard announced she would once again be spending her Christmas Eve with her family taking donated gifts and toys to the children in Salisbury Hospital.
  • Smith England won Individual Salon of the Year award at Fellowship for British Hairdressing Awards 2022.
  • Venture Security, Salisbury City Council, Salisbury Police, Salisbury BID, the shop staff and security on the SBBAC radio scheme came together to stop a theft in a local business.