Our Sponsors and Supporters

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.

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. Find out more here.
David Hunt Lighting is a long established British manufacturer of bespoke and luxury lighting. Their unique designs are made by skilled craftsman in their Cotswold workshop. They are best known for offering an extensive selection of products as well as a bespoke service for those who require something a little bit different, or something completely new.
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.
i-perfect provide a range of high quality, stylish and ready-made reading glasses in lens powers from +1.0 to +4.0. Reading glasses come in a variety of different styles including slimline, half-eye, folding and rimless designs. With prices starting at just £6.99, the i-perfect range provides the pinnacle in terms of stylish sophistication as well as a very high perceived value

Sponsors in Kind and Partners

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.