Salisbury is a city of independents.
For over 800 years, Salisbury has celebrated innovation and our independent businesses continue to bring originality to the city to this very day and a unique high street offer you won’t find anywhere else.
There is a strong independent community, with over 200 indie businesses across the city centre offering the highest quality products and services. From specialist retail shops to award-winning family-run restaurants, our diverse range of independent businesses proudly offer an array of products and services, specialist expert knowledge, value for money and exceptional customer service.
Salisbury Queen Street businesses
There are many reasons why Salisbury is the perfect city to open a new business....
Salisbury High Street
We’ve put together some handy links to find the information you need.
Licences and permits (pavement licences and street trading etc)
Business rates info, including small business relief and COVID funds.
Strategic Procurement Hub, with tender opportunities.
Future High Streets Salisbury – details of plans to reshape the city.
Salisbury Centre Area Framework, an overarching strategy to help shape the future of the city centre.
Connecting Wiltshire, for travel information.
Work Wiltshire is a portal for employment/apprenticeship options for businesses.
Henderson's Artisan Bakery, one of Salisbury's award-winning independents
Business support organisations
The Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub offers business support, events and workshops. It’s also worth signing up to their newsletter.
The Federation of Small Businesses for business support, offering business services including advice, financial expertise and support.
The Salisbury & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, business support and events in Salisbury.
Tools and guidance for businesses, from tax info to rates.
Salisbury BID is a business funded not-for-profit that champions local businesses, working to support their needs and offer support and advice.
Learn more about Salisbury City Council services.
Use Salisbury’s new Traditional Original brand to promote your new business. The website is full of useful resources here.
Once you do launch your new business, Experience Salisbury is here to promote your offer!
In July 2021, three Salisbury independent businesses took part in Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr and their episode will be shown this Wednesday night.
Salisbury’s very first dedicated yoga shop is set to have its official opening in The Maltings on 26th March 2022.
The new £9.9 million Collaborative Innovation Centre being built at Porton Science Park in Salisbury is beginning to take shape.
Sonder Coffee on Salisbury High Street has opened a new co-working space.
Salisbury is a city that values craftsmanship. We encourage and celebrate independent businesses that trade in Salisbury provenance, in the craft and care that are the signatures of our city. We've put together some of the handcrafted gems that you'll only find in Salisbury.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Salisbury ends 2021 on a positive note as more businesses are attracted to our modern medieval city.
Salisbury has a history of innovation and those wanting to continue the tradition of invention don’t need to look far for inspiration. Our major employers push boundaries and, from an historic city, they create the future.
World-class attractions, unique independent shops, top quality schools, a comradely spirit and stunning scenery: Salisbury has it all. Come join us!
Specialising in the unique, the quirky and the eccentric, Salisbury offers a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to discover things you wouldn’t find on any other high street.