Salisbury Business Improvement District

Monthly round up – November 2022

30th November 2022

Monthly round up of BID news

Christmas has officially begun with the designers from Interior Design Masters returning to Salisbury this month to give three lucky levy payer businesses a Christmas makeover.

Amy Davis redesigned Allum & Sidaway with her bespoke wallpaper, Dean Powell rejuvenated Captive Worlds and Fran Lee dressed Maul’s Wine & Cheese Bar with the finest festive decor.

To bring the 48 hours of festivities to an end Salisbury Playhouse kindly hosted an informal Q&A session with all three designers on Friday evening. We were joined by over 30 levy payers along with their staff and family members with all the burning questions they had for the designers. We would like to thank everyone that joined us on Friday, it really was the right way to round off a successful week.

Christmas Begins was a huge success and we are very proud to be part of things like:

  • Together with Salisbury City Council, Salisbury BID have put funding towards a Christmas Trail running throughout December.
  • Funded with city partners, we have created a leaflet that will be delivered to over 96,000 homes about all the different events going on in Salisbury this Christmas.
  • We have created a Christmas Gift Guide to send to levy payers for the staff Christmas gifts.
  • To help book Christmas parties and events this year we sent out a Christmas party guide to help keep spend local to Salisbury this Christmas.


Thursday 17th November the Chancellor announced a series of fiscal measures that will have an impact on high streets and BID levy payers.

Together with IPM’s Chief Economist, Christian Spence, The BID foundation have analysed the Treasury’s 70-page publication and produced a PDF with helpful information from the statement. Some of the information can be read on our website however for all of the information please read the full five page PDF.


There are some huge opportunities for FREE promotion this Christmas! 

Every business is encouraged to get involved with free promotion this Christmas through a number of different channels, click here to sign up.


A number of new businesses have opened in Salisbury in recent months with more set to open in the run-up to Christmas!

Despite the current economic backdrop and the challenges being faced by many businesses across the country, nine new businesses have opened their doors in the city since October.

These businesses include:
  • Eggfree Cake Box - Catherine Street
  • Calendar Club, Old George Mall
  • Coffee#1, Market Place
  • Fragrance Shop, Old George Mall
  • Glamour Girl, Old George Mall
  • Magnet, High Street
  • Nicky Joyce Hair, Fisherton Street
  • Progress Bar, Endless Street
  • Snappy Snaps, Butcher Row
  • Triple Two Coffee, Blue Boar Row


17 of our levy payers have been names in the Best Places to Live: Salisbury article by Muddy Stilettos. Read more here.


Other News

  • We have commissioned Fran Lee to put together a window dressing tips guide specially for our levy payers. To download your your free copy click here.
  • The Ox Row Inn, won Best Town/Local Pub award.
  • We held the monthly Shopwatch meeting.
  • Mauls Wine and Cheese Bar and Blue Pumpkin studio collaborated for a night of wine, cheese and calligraphy.
  • Botanic Folk relocated to Brown Street.
  • Michele Millidge made things Christmassy at Reeve the Baker.
  • Sarum College announced they are opening some brand new meeting rooms. You can read more here.