Salisbury is lucky to have over 200 indies from hairdressers to pet stores and restaurants to clothes shops.
The last few years haven’t been easy for them, especially with a pandemic to deal with, but they have remained strong and their resilience and spirit has shone through.
Salisbury BID is proud of the strength our city and business community has shown which is why we are funding a new campaign to celebrate Independents Month.
As part of celebrations, shoppers will be able to get their hands on a free Salisbury shopping bag from independent businesses across the city centre.
The stylish cotton tote shopping bags have been funded by Salisbury BID and are designed with the new Salisbury branding. Shoppers will receive one, for free, when they spend over £20 in participating independent businesses:
Robin McGown, Chief Executive of Salisbury BID said: “It has been a turbulent year but our indies have shown their strength, and still stand proud. This is something we should celebrate. We are proud of our businesses and their resilience and during Independents Month, we acknowledge their hard work. We also say thank you to shoppers for their continued support and as we move towards the end of coronavirus restrictions, we look forward to a positive summer for everyone.”
Salisbury BID will be working with Experience Salisbury to promote indies during Independents Month. As well as the shopping bag giveaway there will be blogs, features and competitions on the Experience Salisbury website all showcasing our fantastic range of indies – from shops to restaurants to professional services.
Susi Mason, owner of Casa Fina and Salisbury BID Director, said: “We’ve been through difficult times over the last 15 months but July is a time to celebrate. Salisbury has a wealth of independent businesses that make the city centre unique and we want to thank everyone who has supported us. Salisbury is a special place and by shopping local you are helping to preserve the unique offer of our city centre for the future.”
If you would like to be involved in Independents Month please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury. Independent and strong.
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.