25 Sep 2018
Accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, is one of the headline sponsors at this year’s Guildford Book Festival.
Organisers have announced the initial line-up for 2018, with events taking place at venues across the town between 6 and 14 October. Recognised as the premier literary event in the South East, the 29th edition of Guildford Book Festival will feature a number of well-known names, including BBC correspondent, Martin Bell, best-selling fiction author, Joanna Trollope, and Apprentice and Countdown star, Nick Hewer among many others.
Wilkins Kennedy will be back at the Guildford Book Festival for the second year running, as the headline sponsor of two sessions. One session is with internationally best-selling fiction writer, Bernard Cornwell, and the other with Supervet professor, Noel Fitzpatrick.
Wilkins Kennedy’s Guildford office, which acts for a number of local businesses in the area, supports a number of initiatives within the community, including patronage of the Surrey Hills Enterprises and the annual Hog’s Back Road Race.
Ken Young, Managing Partner at Wilkins Kennedy’s Guildford office, said: “Our clients represent local business communities and we recognise ourselves as part of that too. It is one of many reasons why we support so many local initiatives. We understand that without the local community, our business would be very different.
“The Book Festival provides an arts and culture platform that enriches the lives of so many. After having such a great time sponsoring last year’s book festival, we decided to join in for another year. We are pleased to be behind such a project.”
Guildford Book Festival Co-Director, Jane Beaton, says: “We have a wonderful line-up of authors joining us this year, offering a wide variety of events. With subjects from crime writing to rock music, espionage to food foraging there is something for everyone.”
Guildford Book Festival Co-Director, Alex Andrews, adds: “We look forward to welcoming some of the country’s best authors and illustrators and believe we have something for every taste and age.”