Susi loves living in Salisbury and is the owner of the much loved independent shop ‘Casa Fina’, wonderfully situated near to the entrance to the Cathedral Close. Susi has been running the shop for 40 years, initially with her mother but for the last 20 years on her own. Casa Fina is well known in the city for its imaginative window displays that catch the eye of visiting tourists and locals alike.
Susi has long been an advocate for the role of independent shops in Salisbury and firmly believes that the rich diversity of independent businesses gives the city its distinctiveness and attractiveness for visitors and locals alike.
Susi feels that independent businesses should be encouraged, supported and cherished by the city. She founded and chaired Salisbury Indies, to help people discover businesses not found on other high streets and giving them the opportunity to shop local and support their community. This is now aligned to Salisbury BID (Business Improvement District) which invests in the city, works closely with city partners to raise the profile of Salisbury and acts as a voice for the city’s businesses.
Susi is regularly featured in the media, including high profile TV and radio appearances supporting the independent retail cause. Her passion and drive was rewarded when Susi was given a Lifetime Achievement award at the South Wilts Business Awards.
Become an Ambassador
Do you or your business personify Salisbury’s brand values of Ambition, Independence, Care and Creativity.
If the answer is yes, we’d like to hear from you. We need individuals who are committed to move things forward, strive for higher standards and be ambitious. We want to build a national reputation for creativity and innovation, independent retail, craft, culture and events.
We will encourage and celebrate innovative organisations and independent businesses that trade in Salisbury provenance.