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Headline Sponsor

Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford is an Edinburgh based independent investment partnership founded in 1908. They sponsor a number of literary festivals, including the Henley Literary Festival, Hay Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival. It is also the sponsor to the UK’s leading non-fiction prize, The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.  The firm is committed to supporting initiatives in the arts, academia and the local community. Find out more

Children's Festival Sponsor

Shiplake College

Overlooking the river, just two miles upstream from Henley-on-Thames, Shiplake College is a co-educational boarding and day school offering a holistic education to just over 500 pupils from Years 7 to 13. In September 2023 girls joined Year 7 as it transitions to become fully co-educational, an environment already established in the Sixth Form. Flexi, weekly and full boarding is available from Year 9. The College focuses on its core values, known as the Three i’s – Inclusive, Individual, Inspirational. Find out more

Wine Partner

Laithwaites Wine

Ever since Tony Laithwaite went to Bordeaux in the 60s, family and friendship has been central to our journey. We owe everything to the many growers and wine lovers we support and serve today. For over 50 years we’ve been delivering wine the right way – from the people who love making it to the people who love drinking it. We never overcomplicate things. By keeping it simple at every stage, we’ve been able to keep costs down and guarantee authenticity with every single bottle. Find out more

Hotel Partner

The Relais

Nestled in the quaint riverside town of Henley-on-Thames, a destination renowned for its rich literary history, lies The Relais Henley, a charming 16th-century coaching inn that has been meticulously restored to serve as the ideal retreat during the beloved Henley Literary Festival. As the festival fills the historic streets with renowned authors, eager book lovers, and lively events, The Relais Henley provides a peaceful respite from the excitement. Step inside its timbered walls to find a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere, imbued with old-world character. Sip a pint in the warm and lively Quarterdeck Bar, chat with fellow festival-goers, and unwind. Enjoy the fresh, seasonal fare at Restaurant Dominic Chapman. Retire each evening to one of 40 exquisitely designed guest rooms, with plush linens and modern amenities interwoven with historic details. Here, comfort and tranquility await you for a restful night’s sleep, preparing you for the next day’s literary adventures. With its unbeatable location and charm, The Relais Henley is an idyllic home base for fully immersing yourself in the engaging culture of books and authors that make the Henley Literary Festival a renowned event.
Book your stay today! +44 (0) 1491 52 32 88     Find out more

Venue Partner

Phyllis Court

Phyllis Court is delighted to be sponsoring the Henley Literary Festival for another year! Based on the banks of the River Thames, Phyllis Court enjoys spectacular views of the river and surrounding Chilterns countryside. The Private Members Club offers Members an enhanced social life, varied dining opportunities, a Fitness Centre, beautiful grounds, access to Reciprocal Clubs and over 30 Interest Groups – so there really is something for everyone. Find out more

Event Series Sponsor


Beckhoff Automation is a local Business whose roots in Henley were established over 25 years ago. We’re proud to be located in Henley on Thames and delighted to sponsor the 2024 Henley Literary Festival. Beckhoff has transformed the industrial environment with fast, compact, accurate and secure control technology. Many automation technology standards that are taken for granted today were conceptualised by Beckhoff at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market. The scalability and modularity of the Beckhoff components enable universal use in the entertainment industry, from small and medium-sized applications through to highly complex venues and theme park attractions. Our ”New Automation Technology“ philosophy is used worldwide in a wide variety of applications, ranging from food packaging, to renewable energy to intelligent building automation. Find out more

Event Sponsors

The Abbey

The Abbey is a remarkable all-girls community of learning and scholarship. It is a place of curiosity, adventurous spirits, and the excitement of discovery.Our outlook is internationally-minded and collaborative, with International Baccalaureate programmes at our Junior School and as an option in our Sixth Form. We prepare students to live with confidence, purpose, and joy. We focus on individual care and attention in a warmly supportive atmosphere, full of fun and laughter. As a result we develop the assurance for students to take risks, explore interests and passions, and engage generously with the world and with each other. We have played a leading role in all-girls education for over 130 years and equip girls to face the future on their own terms, driven by courage, honesty and kindness above all.

Lovatt Insurance

RPLovatt was established in 1960 in Banbury, we are now in the third generation of the same family servicing Oxfordshire and the Thames valley.We are a family run business serving and advising clients on the correct insurance cover to meet their individual needs, the greatest resource is the staff who are friendly and knowledgeable always happy to assist in placing business, assisting with claims or providing impartial advice and information on the different insurance products. After 64 years and connections with over 50 insurers we can boast a truly independent and impartial service to each client every time building relationships and trust.   

Book Partner

The Bell Bookshop

Henley Literary Festival works in partnership with The Bell Bookshop who offer copies for signing at the end of each event throughout the festival. The Bell Bookshop specialises in children’s books for all ages, new and general fiction in hardback and paperback, classics, biographies, travel guides, history books, cookery books and other non-fiction. Find out more by visiting the shop at 52 Bell Street, Henley on Thames RG9 2BL. 

Green Room Sponsor

HW Fisher

HW Fisher is a top accountancy practice with unparalleled experience advising professionals in the media and entertainment industries. For over 50 years, we have supported authors across many genres and at different stages of their writing careers with all their tax needs. To find out more, visit, or contact Andrew

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