Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury Indies

What is Salisbury Indies?

Salisbury Indies was developed as a supporting network for all independent businesses in Salisbury City Centre. Salisbury BID developed the idea to bring promotion and support to smaller businesses.

Indies are at the heart of Salisbury. This City of Independents has a large amount of independent business compared to overall business. This is something that Salisbury BID wants to celebrate.

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.

We are here to promote and support independent businesses. At the bottom of this page are some useful resources about social media tips as well as links to the latest Indie news and E-Shots.

What is Salisbury Indies doing?

Salisbury Indies works with independent businesses to help in many way. We have been re-posting content from Indie businesses as well as creating new original content on our social media channels.

You can now expect more interaction from Indies. Daily we will be sharing your stories and posts to our Instagram story. A few times a week we will be sharing original content, either collected by ourselves or sent in by you. We can repost what you have already posted, or you can email or direct message us images and captions we can use to promote your business. The more you tag the more we post!

Indies have introduced Insta Live Sessions. This is an opportunity to showcase your businesses in an organic way and reach many more followers. We offer this to all business and go live on Instagram to do a tour or introduction to your business, giving you the opportunity to tell more people about the products and services you offer as well as getting your businesses name out there.

Would you like to feature in one of our live videos? You can take us on a tour of your business and tell us all about the products and services you provide. To see what we have already done click here.

If you are interested in doing a live video please contact lily@salisburybid.co.uk.

What is classed as a Salisbury Indie?

A Salisbury independent business is an owner run business based in Salisbury city centre.

The owner has complete control of and sole responsibility for branding, marketing, merchandising, staffing and sales.

The Salisbury Indies group will be most beneficial to retailers, food and drink and accommodation providers, however all business types, including professional services, will be encouraged and welcomed to be involved

Do you want to become a voluntary BID levy payer? Click here for more information and to sign up.

Salisbury Indies social media

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 follow Indies on Facebook. Promotion that is available through Facebook:

  • Original timeline posts
  • Shared posts (from businesses)
  • Original stories
  • Shared (tagged) stories

You can also follow Indies on Instagram. Promotion that is available through Instagram:

  • Original content grid posts
  • Re-posts
  • Reels
  • Lives
  • Original stories
  • Share (tagged) stories

Tips and Tricks for social media

Find all our latest tips to grow your reach on social media here!

Indies E-Shot June 14th 2022

Salisbury Indies, proudly brought to you by Salisbury BID