Salisbury to celebrate Independents Week 2022

Salisbury is a city that likes to celebrate and champion its impressive independent businesses, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing during Independents Week 2022 (4th to 10th July). 

With over 200 indie businesses, Salisbury has an offer you won’t find on any other high street. 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 that you won’t find anywhere else. Salisbury is the City of Independents. 

This year, Salisbury BID is once again bringing back the limited-edition Salisbury shopping bag! These will be free to shoppers spending over £20 in participating independent businesses across the city centre. They will be available not just during Independents Week, but throughout July whilst stocks last.  

The new Salisbury shopping bag design for 2022

Where can I pick up a Salisbury shopping bag?

The stylish cotton tote shopping bags, which have been funded by Salisbury BID, will be found in the following businesses from Monday 4th July: 

Last year, the shopping bags proved a huge success with 2,000 given out to Salisbury shoppers. Robin McGowan, Salisbury BID Chief Executive, said:  

“We are proud of the strength of our city and its business community which is why we want to make sure the hard work of our wonderful indies is recognised during Independents Week. The vibrancy and uniqueness of our city is greatly enhanced because of them.   

“Throughout July, we will also be saying thank you for the continued support of local residents by handing out the Salisbury shopping bags once again. Make sure you get yours!” 

The 2021 Salisbury shopping bag was a huge success

Salisbury’s independent business community will celebrate Independents Week this year by mixing it up! Six business owners are to find out what it’s like to work for a different Salisbury indie, as they take part in business swaps! There will be more information regarding the business swaps published on the Experience Salisbury website on Monday 4th July 2022. 

You can also see how the businesses get on through the Experience Salisbury Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. You’ll also find more Instagram lives with businesses throughout Independents Week through the Salisbury Indies profile. 

Susi Mason, owner of Casa Fina and Salisbury BID Director, said:  

“Independents Week is upon us again, and we cannot wait to get involved in the fun! We will be offering the Salisbury shopping bag at Casa Fina and this year we will also be taking part in the city’s first business swap. I think it’s going to be a great way to showcase Salisbury’s wealth of independent businesses, businesses which make the city centre such a unique and special place. 

Earlier this year, the BBC’s Interior Design Masters featured three impressive Salisbury indies, showcasing the variety of specialist knowledge. We were thrilled to be part of such a popular television show and look forward to continuing to shine a light on our inspiring city.” 

Independents Week will celebrate Salisbury's indie businesses

There are many reasons to shop with our local indies: the vast array of unique shops keeps the city centre vibrant, they help entice visitors and the money we spend in them is kept in the local economy. 

Win with Experience Salisbury

Would you like to win a £200 Salisbury Gift Card to spend in some of Salisbury’s amazing independent businesses? To celebrate Experience Salisbury’s first birthday, Salisbury BID is giving away £1,000 worth of prizes and all you need to do to enter is make sure you’re on the Experience Salisbury mailing list by 1st August 2022. Everyone who has signed up by that date will go into a draw to win the gift cards. You can enter our big giveaway here.

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