To mark the UK's ninth annual Small Business Saturday, here are are six small businesses that have opened recently in Salisbury.

Today (Saturday, December 4), small business success is celebrated and shoppers encouraged to shop local and support independent traders in the community.

Locals are being encouraged to shop in Salisbury's independents after nearly two years of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here are six small businesses that have opened in Salisbury over the last few months.

Captive Worlds

Salisbury Journal: Captive Worlds Salisbury

Garden shop Captive Worlds opened last month at 83-85 Crane Street.

It specialises in aquariums and terrariums, and the associated aquatic plants, rocks, mounting and heating accessories.


The Dusty Apron

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Bakery café The Dusty Apron opened for business at 19 Winchester Street in September.

This is the bakery's first café after starting as a stall in Salisbury's markets.



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A new sustainable independent opened last month at 20 High Street, taking over the premises Jones Bootmaker used to occupy.

Bohemia sells sustainable clothes and furniture.



Sufinama opened in September in Cross Keys Shopping Centre, next to TK Maxx, offering fashion, accessories, and home decor, including many handcrafted items.


Botanic Folk

Salisbury Journal: Botanic Folk has opened in Fisherton Street

Botanic Folk, at 100 Fisherton Street, opened its doors for the first time in September.

The shop sells plants and plant-related homewares, and is set to offer handmade gifts, supporting artisans and makers.


House of Tweed

Salisbury Journal: House of Tweed has opened a branch in Salisbury

Finally, House of Tweed opened in the site once occupied by Russell & Bromley, at 33-37 New Canal, in Old George Mall.

The shop opened in October, selling clothes, bags, purses, scarves, capes, slippers and gloves in suede and tweed patterns.


'If we don't use them, we could lose them'

Salisbury BID (Business Improvement District) is promoting local businesses this month, and its Chief Executive is warning that we need to use them to avoid losing them.

BID Chief Executive, Robin McGowan, said: “Small Business Saturday is a great reminder that we need to continue to support all our amazing businesses.

"We are so lucky to have a vast array of national and independent shops in the city, but if we don’t use them, we really could lose them.

"There is a lot to be positive about though, the appearance of so many new names on our streets proves that despite one of the toughest couple of years in memory for businesses, there is strength in our city.”

Salisbury was also this year named sixth best "bounce-back city" in the UK in the latest Ipsos Retail Recovery Index.

Read more: Salisbury named top bounce-back city in the UK

Susi Mason, Salisbury BID Director and owner of Casa Fina, thanked residents for the support they have been giving Salisbury's independents: “I would like to say a big thank you to Salisbury’s community.

"It has been so great over the last three years. They have supported all the local businesses through Covid by ordering online or doing doorstep deliveries, and then when we reopened they all came back in to support us.

"Whilst it is great to put the emphasis on local businesses it would also be nice to say a really big thank you to the community for supporting us so well.”

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