Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury Indies!

14th June 2022

You may have noticed over the past few weeks there has been more activity on the Salisbury Indies social media platforms. Salisbury BID are now managing Salisbury Indies and there is a lot to look forward to! As an independent business we need you to get involved.

All BID levy payers that are independent businesses can receive more promotion and opportunities through these channels and be involved in many different campaigns over the coming year. For more information on Salisbury Indies please see our page.

Next week Wilding will be hosting the first Salisbury Indies social event. We are getting together for a relaxed, informal gathering. The event will be hosted by Wilding on Thursday 23rd June at 5:30pm.

Every independent is welcome. This will be an opportunity to meet other indies in the city, find out what's happening and discuss ideas as well as give potential feedback and ideas.

Please make sure you are signed up by Monday 20th June via this form

Indies Week is fast approaching, and we are preparing to get our City of Independents noticed! Supported by Salisbury BID, Indies will be going live on Instagram, creating promotional offers, original content posts, and more. Experience Salisbury will also be promoting independent businesses during indies week via blogs, social media posts and press releases.

Are you interested in getting involved with Salisbury Indies Week running from Monday 4th July to Sunday 10th July?

To take part please complete this form

They’re back! Due to their success last year, for 2022 we have a brand-new tote bag to celebrate our City of Independents. Salisbury BID has once again funded the production of a stylish cotton tote shopping bag, with the Salisbury branding, which will be given to businesses to give away FREE with any purchase over £20.

Would you like to get involved with this campaign? You can sign up here.

Salisbury BID has arranged for our city’s independent businesses to benefit from a share of £8,000 of free marketing from Love Salisbury Radio from July.  Businesses that sign up will have their own script and advert recorded that will be played at least 48 times. Love Salisbury will also be promoting all Indies, and everything they have to offer, throughout the week on the radio and through social media.

This offer is only available to the first 40 levy payers that respond. So sign up now!

For the first time, during Indies Week 2022, we are encouraging Indie business owners to swap roles with another independent business in Salisbury. This is your chance to spend a day in the life of another business.

This is an opportunity to promote your business via our social media channels, on Experience Salisbury and through the local media.

If you think this is something you would like to get involved with please complete this form by Tuesday 21st July.

Salisbury Indies have Facebook and Instagram pages. You can tag us in your post on Facebook by using @Salisbury Indies or Instagram by tagging @salisburyindies.

You can now expect more interaction from Indies. Daily we will be sharing your stories and posts to our Instagram story and weekly grid posts. The more you tag the more we post!

Every Friday we will also be offering a Live Instagram session. This will be seen by over 4000 followers across Instagram and Facebook.

Would you like to feature in one of our live videos? To see what we have already done click here. If you are interested in doing a live video please contact

To find out more about all the options you have for promotion through Salisbury Indies please click here.

We have put together a small PDF of helpful social media tips and tricks for our indies. They include things like, putting your hashtags in the first comment on your Instagram posts rather than in the caption. This keeps your captions short and sweet while still making sure you get those vital hashtags in! For more tips click here.