As we all start to plan for the festive giving, Salisbury BID is encouraging employers in the city to consider rewarding staff with the Salisbury Gift Card.
Not only is the Salisbury Gift Card a great present to receive, it also keeps money local and supports local economic recovery.
They proved highly popular in the run up to Christmas last year, with over £14,000 worth of cards sold in November and December 2020 alone.
The Salisbury Medical Practice was one of the businesses to take advantage of the scheme last Christmas, buying enough cards to reward hard working nurses, administrative staff, GPs and health professionals from all four of their city sites.
Dr Rebecca Seabridge, managing GP partner from Salisbury Medical Practice said: “We wanted a way to thank our staff for their incredibly hard work during this year while also showing our support for the businesses of Salisbury, and encouraging people to shop locally.
“Giving our staff the Salisbury Gift Card meant they could choose what to spend their thank you gift on including a nice meal, a new outfit or haircut. It could even pay for dental check-ups or go towards new glasses or a bike. We were impressed by the variety of options the Salisbury Gift Card offers.”
The Salisbury Gift Card can be spent in a choice of over 100 businesses in Salisbury city centre, including independent and national traders.
Recipients of the Salisbury Gift Card can use the card like local currency, in one transaction or many, and on retail, hospitality, services and leisure. A full list of where the Salisbury Gift Card can be spent can be found here.
Each Salisbury Gift Card is a prepaid Mastercard which is valid for 12 months from purchase, offering employers a secure way to gift. Cards can be purchased online and delivered straight to the recipient.
Employers are able to make bulk orders of the Salisbury Gift Card by directly contacting Salisbury BID, the operators of the scheme by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping money in the local economy is more vital than ever before, as businesses continue to recover from the uncertainty of a global pandemic and three lockdowns.
Independent jewellers, HR Tribbeck and Son, is one of the many businesses that take the Salisbury Gift Card. Owner, and Salisbury BID Director, Rachel Tribbeck said: “The Salisbury Gift Card not only takes the hassle out of buying presents, but it also ensures the money stays within the local economy. It’s vital, especially at this time of year, that people shop local as much as possible to support our city centre and the Gift Card is a great way of doing that.”
Employers who reward their staff with the Salisbury Gift Card can also take advantage of the UK trivial benefits scheme. This is where a business can give an employee a benefit of up to £50 without paying tax, but only if the benefit isn’t in cash.
Robin McGowan, Chief Executive of Salisbury BID, said: “With the tax benefits for employers and the vast array of spending options for the recipient, giving a Salisbury Gift Card is the ideal solution for employers looking to reward their staff at the end of another challenging year. Each purchase, no matter how big or small, will help drive recovery for all businesses in the city centre and tap into the Gift Card industry which is worth £7 billion.”
The Salisbury Gift Card is part of the Town and City Gift Cards programme from Scottish fintech Miconex, which operates over 100 Town and City Gift Card programmes around the UK and Ireland.
How to buy?
There are two options for making purchases:
Option 1: Order Your Cards Online
If your order total is under £2,000 then we would suggest that you order online HERE to ensure the quickest delivery, we will then arrange secure delivery as part of the service.
Option 2: Order and then Pay by Invoice
If your order is over £2,000 then we would suggest that you place your order via the form HERE, we will then send an invoice and arrange delivery once the invoice has been paid.
If you require any further information, email email@example.com
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