Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters

Lead Sponsor

Baillie Gifford the Festival's headline sponsor is an independent investment partnership based in Edinburgh who manages funds for clients in the UK and throughout the world. The firm is a major supporter of literary events taking place across the UK, including the Stratford Literary Festival and the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. More details of their sponsorship programme, including authors interviews, articles and competitions can be found here.

Partner Sponsors

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.


The Healthy Back Bag Company - it's all about the shape. Healthy Back Bags perfectly combine fashion and function, comfort and style, keep you organised and make your load feel lighter.

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.

With thanks also to:

Media Partner

Sponsors In Kind

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.

To find out about sponsoring the Festival or advertising with us, please email us here

Festival Friends

  • Susan Allen
  • Tom Ashworth
  • Lesley Ann Banks
  • Jenny Bates
  • Diana Best
  • Mary Birtles
  • Anne Bradley
  • Angie Butler
  • Joy Cater
  • Hilda Craig
  • Jennie Dobson
  • Martin Dunne
  • Hugh Gilmore
  • Rosemary Murray
  • Elizabeth Newman
  • Guy Norris
  • Janet Palmer
  • Alison Parsons
  • C Pike
  • Jane Pusey
  • Andrew Redhead
  • Alison Robbins
  • Sue Robbins
  • A Robertson
  • Penny Singleton
  • Kim Smith
  • Lynda and Howard Smith
  • Richard and Gail Smith
  • Graham Spalding
  • Clive and Rachel Swain
  • Hedli Tanner
  • Anne Turner
  • Philip Walker
  • Caroline Walley
  • Faith Walsh
  • Chris Weston
  • Peter Wilkins
  • Jackie Wightman
  • Rosemary Wilson
  • Richard Wolverson


  • Pippa Brook
  • M Choksey
  • Ray Coyte
  • Tim and Veronica Davies
  • Peter Deeley
  • Nigel and Anne de Gay
  • Fiona Gray-Cheape
  • Susan Hamilton-Smith
  • Archie and Diana Kane
  • Elizabeth Keighley
  • Anna Lawrence
  • Sue Murphy
  • Joanna Painter
  • Jane Pusey
  • Jackie Rayment
  • Kim Rayment
  • Philip Salt
  • Janet Smith
  • Richard Suthons
  • Deborah Williams
  • Richard Wolverson
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