June 18, 2012
-- SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE – Independent businesses are urging customers to spend at least £10 with local businesses between 2 and 9 July this year and report back on how they spend it online.
Several independent businesses are banding together to run the week-long campaign to promote independent, local traders in the city. Businesses from shops to hairdressers hope customers will use Facebook and Twitter to tell others how they have used independent traders throughout the week.
The campaign is on Facebook as Salisbury Independents’
Week and on Twitter as @SalisburyIndies.
Leading the Salisbury Independents’
Week campaign are Theresa Wood of The Strawberry Fox and Susi Mason of Casa Fina. Wood said: “We heard about an initiative in Liskeard, Cornwall where people were encouraged to spend £10 locally. We hope Salisbury residents and visitors can show the same support for independent businesses here in the first week of July and then year-round.”
Businesses taking part in Salisbury Independents’
Week will display a poster with the Salisbury Independents’
logo and encourage customers to use other local traders throughout the week.
For further information contact Lucy Rouse, freelance PR consultant, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07974 238386.
About Salisbury Independents’
Week is a week-long campaign that coincides with Independents’
Day, a national campaign to support local shops which is backed by retail guru Mary Portas. Salisbury Independents’
Week takes place from 2 to 9 July when participating independent traders and shops in the city will urge customers to support their businesses. Among those taking part are The Strawberry Fox, Casa Fina, Regent Tailoring and many more.