Salisbury Indies launch pocket guide

50,000 copies of the Salisbury Indies Pocket Guide have been printed to promote independent businesses in the city centre.

This is the first promotional project of Salisbury Indies, following the group’s relaunch earlier this year.

Salisbury Indies represents over 150 businesses in the city centre and is led by a committee of business owners. Salisbury BID provide the group with financial and operational support.

The Salisbury Indies Pocket Guide is split into 4 business categories; retailers, food/drink/accommodation, health/beauty and entertainment/leisure.

Over 150 businesses within the city centre are featured within the pocket guide.

Within the pocket guide is an Indies loyalty card to encourage shoppers to visit our independent businesses. Once customers collect all 9 stickers from any of the independents listed within the guide, they can enter the prize draw for a £50 Salisbury Gift Card. There will be 4 prize draws per year.

The pocket guides are available to pick up from the businesses featured within the guides, plus from locations in and around the city, including the Information Centre, the train station and park & ride sites.

Susi Mason, Chair of Salisbury Indies and owner of Casa Fina, said: “The Salisbury Indies Pocket Guide showcases the abundance of independent businesses that Salisbury has to offer.

“Many people want to shop local and support independent businesses, but sometimes it’s not always that easy to understand which businesses are independent. We hope this new pocket guide will help people to choose independent businesses more easily.

“We’re grateful to the BID for their support with Salisbury Indies; without their funding and resource we wouldn’t be able to deliver promotional projects like the pocket guide.”

Kara Rogers, Marketing & Communications Manager of Salisbury BID, said: “We have so many independent businesses in the city centre, offering high quality services and products, who play such a huge part in Salisbury’s unique offer as a destination. Creating this pocket guide is a great way to proudly showcase them.”