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Baillie Gifford is one of the UK’s largest independent investment managers, and the manager of seven investment trusts including Scottish Mortgage. As at 31 December 2015, its assets under management and advice for clients in the UK and throughout the world were at over £123 billion. Baillie Gifford is proud to support the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and is a major sponsor of various literary festivals throughout the UK.

Founded over 225 years ago, Lodders Solicitors has offices in Stratford, Henley in Arden and Cheltenham, offering expert legal advice and a comprehensive range of legal services encompassing agricultural law, private client work, dispute resolution, business and commercial law, landed estates, real estates and commercial property.

The Rosconn Group is a property development company based in Warwickshire. Rosconn prides itself in making a positive and lasting impact through contributions, collaborating with non-profit organisations and working together with charities/communities on a local and national basis. Rosconn Group’s founder, Dan O’Donnell, feels privileged to represent Rosconn on their quest to reach out and improve the lives and wellbeing of people from all walks of life.

Located in Warwickshire and Cheshire, each Inspired Retirement Village offers a collection of luxurious apartments, surrounded by five-star facilities within a safe and secure village environment.
David Hunt Lighting is one of the UK’s longest surviving Lighting Manufacturers. After being founded in Birmingham in the 1800's for the last 100 years David Hunt Lighting has been based in the North Cotswold market town of Shipston on Stour. It is best known for designing and manufacturing wholly original products and has a dedicated team of over 20 staff based at its Shipston factory.
Sheldon Bosley Knight  is a diverse practice of Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents with offices in Shipston-on-Stour, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon providing widespread coverage across the region. A complete range of services is offered, namely: Residential Sales, Residential Lettings and Management, Commercial Property, Rural Land Agency and Estate Management, Planning and Architectural Services, Building Surveys and Valuations and Block Management. A first-class, professional service can be expected at all times.
Warwick School is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 7-18, dating back to 914, making it the oldest boys' school in the country.
Cooper Adams is a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Stratford upon Avon offering accounts, taxation and business advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals.


Encorum.co.uk is a fledgling Berkshire-based start-up launched in late 2016. The website is a window through which members can easily browse an array of great 'lifelong learning' opportunities including talks, courses and events delivered across the south of England, internationally, as well as online. Membership is FREE. The small team behind Encorum are incredibly proud to sponsor the workshop series at the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival.

Stratford Dental is a refreshingly new concept in dental care. By bringing together many of the world’s proven and advanced dental technologies under one roof and combining these with the skills of a cutting edge team of dental professionals, it aims to provide the ultimate in dental care.

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Vin Neuf is an Independent Wine Merchants specialising in fine wines, Champagnes, ports and sherries from around the world.
Setsquare was established in 1985 and is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and Sandwell. It offers both corporate design and multimedia solutions, working with a variety of public and private sector clients.

Prontaprint is the UK's leading business-to-business solution provider for print and a whole host of other business requirements, supported through our network of Business Centres in the UK and Ireland.


Fred Winter has been in Stratford since 1858 specialising in furniture, bedding,bookshop,china and glass,haberdashery,fabric,bathshop, and gifts. It generously provides our stage furniture.


Stratford Town Trust is a grant-giving charity based in Stratford-upon-Avon, helping to support local good causes and community projects. Since 2001 it has given out around £1 million each year to local good causes, community projects and initiatives that have made Stratford-upon-Avon a better place to live, work and study. It has been a regular supporter of the Festival's Education programme.

The Ernest Cook Trust is supporting our Sharing Stories Project in 2017. The Trust is one of the UK’s leading outdoor learning charities. Rooted in the conservation and management of the countryside, the Trust actively encourages children and young people to learn from the land

The Book Trade Charity (BTBS) was established in 1837 to help those in need within the Book Trade. Over 175 years later it helps those in need both through grants and housing. The charity supported the employment of an intern and the Festival's My Author Project.


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