Sponsors, Supporters and Partners

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters

Headline 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.

Baillie Gifford will end its sponsorship at the end of 2024.

Lead Sponsors

Independent, family-run opticians in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, serving Warwickshire, CG Optical cares passionately about providing you and your eyes with complete, professional and personal support.

David Hunt lighting is a long established British manuxfacturer of bespoke and luxury lighting. Its unique designs are made by skilled craftsmen in its Cotswold workshops.

One of the UK’s last family-owned, full-service jewellers, Pragnell offer the widest and most beautiful selection of fine jewellery, watches and silver, both antique and modern, in the UK. As a sixth-generation, family-owned company, the Pragnell name symbolises its innate commitment to quality.

First Choice Nursing is the trading name of FCN Group Ltd. Family owned and with a main base in Stratford-upon-Avon, it provides nurses and carers to many care homes across England and Wales.

Education Partner

For over a century, the University of Birmingham has pursued and shared knowledge through outstanding teaching and world-leading research. As the original ‘redbrick’ University and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The thriving student population benefits from a diverse range of courses, exceptional campus facilities, and cutting-edge research resources. This environment encourages and empowers individuals to transform ideas into reality and make important things happen.

Event Partners

Celebrating 10 years in 2024, David Fickling Books is a leading independent publisher of books for young people including the very successful Phoenix Comics.

With thanks also to:

Media Partner

Keep an open mind on the issues that matter with The Week. The Week editors distill the very best of British and international news and commentary, with a refreshing perspective on UK and global current affairs. Find out more here

Sponsors In Kind

Charities We Like

Every year Storybook Dads helps over 5,000 prisoners to record bedtime stories for their children. By sending a story disc to their children, parents can bring comfort to their children and share the joy of storytelling from behind bars. Prisoners who write stories at our workshops often record them through the Storybook Dads system.

Schoolreaders goal is for all children, regardless of background, to leave primary school being able to read well so they can go on to access their secondary education fully and maximise their future life chances. Established in 2013, Schoolreaders matches volunteers to local primary schools - focusing on schools with the greatest need - where they give one-to-one reading sessions.

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

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