A range of opportunities are available this year – from single event sponsorship to a bespoke series of events curated just for you. Whatever your budget, we offer flexible packages tailored around your needs.

For more information, contact Harriet@henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk


Baillie GiffordBaillie Gifford continues to be the headline sponsor of Henley Literary Festival for 2017.

One of the UK’s largest independently-owned investment management firms, with assets under management and advice of more than £145 billion as at 31 Dec 2016, Baillie Gifford has supported the Henley Literary Festival for many years. The firm, which has been in existence for over a century, is also a major sponsor of other literary events across the UK.

More details of the sponsorship programme, including interviews with authors, articles and competitions, can be found at www.bailliegifford.com/sponsorship.



Laithwaites3Laithwaite’s Wine is unique for only selling wines bottled by the producers; because they simply had more flavour, extra character, total authenticity and somehow anyone, even a newcomer to wine, could always taste that quality and goodness. Today, over 48 years on, Laithwaite’s deliver wine to over 700,000 customers. They may be bigger, but they still go ‘direct’ in the same old way, and so keep costs down. They have a huge network of supplier contacts, some now the grandchildren of those we started with. They still only do top-quality, small production wines from producers in every corner of the known wine world. They are still travelling, still searching out the real good wines.


Dragonfly TeaDragonfly Tea is a family-owned British tea company with over 100 years’ expertise in sourcing and growing the very finest of teas. From the peaks of China’s Fujian Province to the celebrated tea estates of Darjeeling, the team at Dragonfly travel the globe to bring you the most delicious artisan brews. 2017 sees the return of the Dragonfly Short Story competition, which celebrates the rich link between tea and creativity and is proudly run in partnership with Henley Literary Festival.


The Head Partnership Solicitors are proud to be sponsoring eight special events at the 2017 Henley Literary Festival. From their offices in Bell Street, Henley, and Lower Earley in Reading, they offer an informal service, with a high degree of personal attention, adapting and interpreting the formality of the law and legal process to the way their clients think and operate.They have expertise in business services, conveyancing, personal affairs including wills and estate planning, family law, employment law and dispute resolution.




The classic Georgian facade of the old Brakspears Brewery is home to Hotel du Vin Henley. The collection of buildings that encircle the old brewery yard house 43 bedrooms and three private rooms to hold weddings, private events and meetings.




The specialist Authors and Journalists Team at HW Fisher & Company is wholly dedicated to writers, and has many years’ experience in helping clients to achieve maximum tax efficiency. For further information contact Andrew Subramaniam – Tel: +44 (0)20 7380 4947. @HWFWriters


ITM Audio Visual have over 20 years’ experience of delivering successful live events and providing excellent audio visual support in the heart of the Thames Valley. Whether it’s large or small, national or international, ITM offer first class technical support and customer service.



Established in 1906, Phyllis Court is a private members club with hotel rooms on the River Thames in Henley. Phyllis Court has excellent facilities, superb cuisines and wines, relaxing riverside accommodation and friendly staff. This elegant Georgian mansion is set in 18 acres of land with lawns sweeping down to the river. The newly refurbished Riverside Pavilion – a Grade II listed building – overlooks the world famous Henley Regatta course. Our private members club in Henley offers over 30 interest groups, including rowing, croquet,jazz, wine tasting and theatre visits. There really is something for everyone. Also scheduled to open in 2018 is our new Fitness Centre with swimming pool, gym, sauna room, exercise studio and treatment rooms. You don’t need to be a member to hold an event at Phyllis Court, book one of our lovely hotel rooms, but it really is an exciting time to join.


James Cowper Kreston’s Private Client Tax team, based in the Thames Valley, is committed to protecting and enhancing personal wealth. With far-reaching knowhow and unique specialist skills, they provide the innovation and focus required to find effective solutions for their international and domestic private clients. They believe in strong long term relationships between us and their private clients based on insight, integrity, clear communication and a consistent personal approach. They will help steer you through the financial maze of today’s complicated financial world to help you achieve your aim. Large enough to have the expertise and small enough to give that all important personal service to their clients.
+44 (0)1491 848500  info@jamescowperkreston.co.uk   |  www.jamescowperkreston.co.uk



Freeths Solicitors is South Oxfordshire’s leading law firm with a national reputation for handling personal and commercial matters for a wide range of individuals, businesses, institutions, and third sector organisations. Our clients face complex challenges in various environments and they come to us because they need lawyers that have the experience and expertise to solve problems quickly and successfully. More than half of their partners are acknowledged by the UK’s legal directories as leaders in their field.




Bremont is an award-winning British luxury watch brand, manufacturing mechanical watches in Henley-on-Thames. Bremont is making considerable investment with its UK watch making and manufacturing and at the end of 2014 launched a facility in Silverstone to manufacture case and movement components. Co-founded by brothers Nick & Giles English in 2002, Bremont has made a substantial impact on the watch industry and is now in the top handful of chronometer producers in the world. The brand remains true to its original principles of aviation and military, British engineering and adventure. Find out more www.bremont.com


Hobbs of Henley, one of the longest established pleasure boating companies in the UK, has launched Henley on Thames’s very first premium gin. Mr Hobbs Henley Gin is made with a blend of botanicals that grow locally and is being created at the renowned Foxdenton distillery in Buckinghamshire. The gin is the inspiration of Jonnie and Suzy Hobbs, the directors of Hobbs of Henley and brings together popular botanicals such as Angelica and Marshmallow, with added lemon peel, Orris Root and Lime Leaf Oil for a modern twist. This combination of flavours has created a luxurious drink that is in keeping with the reputation and brand of Hobbs of Henley. www.hobbsofhenley.com



A bank that puts customer satisfaction first – For eight years running, Handelsbanken has come top in an independent satisfaction survey for UK personal and business banking customers (EPSI, October 2016). Handelsbanken offer a high quality banking service coupled with a flexible and innovative approach, and direct access to your own dedicated account manager. Starting from a blank canvas we build solutions personally tailored to each customer, with all key decisions made locally. Contact us at your local branch where we would be delighted to talk to you about your goals, long-term plans and how we could support you. handelsbanken.co.uk/henleyonthames or handelsbanken.co.uk/abingdon *




Buster Books

Buster Books, the children’s imprint of independent publisher Michael O’Mara Books, loves to create books for curious and creative children. Their list is brimming with titles to spark the imagination and encourage exploration, to satisfy the keenest of puzzle masters, and, above all, to be enjoyed. Children can learn how beautiful maths can be in Hooray for Hexagons, or delve into the prehistoric world of dinosaurs and ancient beasts in Dinosauria and The Book of Prehistoric Beasts. They can stuck into innovative sticker art with Animetrics and Sticker Studio, or take on Connectrix, a brand new type of puzzle challenge. In June, they are publishing a particularly timely title – My Little Book of Big Freedoms – a special collaboration with Amnesty International and illustrator Chris Riddell. Dive in and have fun.


Hartgraph are print specialists; Established in 1984 they have built a reputation for producing high quality lithographic and digital print, on time and on budget. Operating from their purpose-built premises in Amersham, Hartgraph can offer a broad range of print services: business cards and stationery, brochures, packaging, magazines, flyers, leaflets, folders and books.  Their knowledgeable team offer a friendly and professional service, and have been provided an exceptional service to the festival year on year.



Towergate Insurance have been servicing clients from their Thames Valley base in Henley since 1962.
They provide Commercial Insurance and Risk Management Solutions to businesses, big and small and to Private Clients. We appreciate how lucky we are to work from such a delightful location like Henley and we like to do what we can to support local cultural and charitable initiatives that benefit the Town. Towergate are honoured to again be supporting the Literary Festival and wish them every success with their 2017 event





* Handelsbanken is the trading name of Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ). Registered Office: Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ), 3 Thomas More Square, London, E1W 1WY.

Registered in England and Wales No, BR 000589. Incorporated in Sweden with limited liability. Registered in Sweden No, 502007-7862. Head Office in Stockholm. Authorised

by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority

and Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct

Authority are available from us on request.


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