Our 2019 Sponsors
This festival simply wouldn’t happen without our sponsors.
Made by Us, certainly includes them. Thank you!
If you or your company would like to invest in delivering a fantastic cultural event for Ampthill and surrounds, we’d love to hear from you. Just drop us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.
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KJW Drylining has a long heritage and is a hugely respected local company involved in many major construction projects. Kevin and Helene Wright strongly believe in giving back to the community wherever possible either via the local rugby and football clubs as well as supporting the volunteers running Ampthill Festival for over ten years.
Utilita - We’re the Smart Energy experts - installing Britain’s first smart meter in 2008. We have helped to transform the energy industry for the better. It’s a bold claim, but it’s true. We give you fair prices and award-winning service. Why pay for energy you haven’t used? You’re in control with Smart Pay As You Go Energy from Utilita. No silly estimated energy bills. You can manage your energy on the go with My Utilita. With our smart meters you can see what you’re spending in pounds and pence.
Charles Wells has been crafting ales in the heart of Bedfordshire as a family brewery since 1876, using its own certified natural mineral water well for all the beers it has produced since 1902. It owns and operates 174 leased and tenanted pubs and 23 managed houses across its Pizza, Pots & Pints, Apostrophe and Charles Wells France brands. In May 2017, Charles Wells sold its brewery on Havelock Street and most of its brands to Marston’s. It retained its Charlie Wells and John Bull beer brands. Planning permission for its new £13m brewery complex (including bar, restaurant and conference facilities) has been granted, due to open to the public in 2020.
The White Hart Once an 18th century coaching inn, The White Hart in Ampthill is situated in the north of the Georgian market town. Our Mediterranean-inspired menu is served daily from 8am, and guests can choose from a variety of dishes all freshly prepared in our open kitchen. Our comfortable bar area serves an extensive and varied drinks menu, while our private function space can suit any requirements from birthday celebrations to a corporate lunch. Guests are welcome to extend their visit by staying in one of our eight boutique-style bedrooms, which bring together the character of the coaching inn with the comforts of a modern hotel.
Spectrum Since 1988 Spectrum Recruitment Limited has been recruiting talent for both local, national and international organisations in all business sectors. The Music Industry is no exception for Talent and it has a rich tapestry of Artists who simply want to produce Music for everyone to enjoy. In 2016 Spectrum Elite was born to help local talented musicians find venues for their artistry and if they wanted to produce, with the help of our connected associates, maybe their first Album. We have already produced one Artist with his debut Album now readily available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
D2 Creative is more than just another design agency. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to provide a show-stopping, award-winning experience for each and every one of our clients. The D2 approach is to ensure that every piece of work we deliver is relevant, meaningful and memorable. Listen, think, create, deliver. It may sound simple, but it sums up everything we do at D2. Our aims may be simple, but it’s not so simple to do it as well as we do! We let our results do the talking! We understand because we listen. We take time to get to know your business and your customers and we work collaboratively to deliver outstanding results.
The Cottage Bakery owners Gary & Joanne Williams started with only one shop and twelve employees when they opened on January 18th 1988. The quality of goods, exceptional service, reliable delivery and loyalty of their staff is what makes the Cottage Bakery such a success. An Artisan Bakery, the General Manager will experiment with many different breads and cakes. The Bakery specialises is flavoured bloomers such as Tomato, Onion, Herb, Salt & pepper etc. The Olive Ciabatta is one of the top sellers. The range of freshly baked cakes, bread and pastries is phenomenal, the delicious sandwich fillings are all you could ever want to eat. There is a freshly prepared and delivered buffet service catering for all occasions, weddings, birthdays and funerals. They also cater for business meetings, working lunches and breakfasts. All delivered to you hot or cold as you request it.
Thatchers with a history of well-known festivals under their belt, we are pleased to welcome them to be our festival cider. The 4th generation family owned cider makers grow apples in their 500 acres of orchards in Somerset and then supply the quality cider to supermarkets and pubs throughout the country. Head of On Trade Anthony Morgan said “The opportunity to support and supply such a vibrant and fast-growing festival is something we are delighted to be involved with”
At Blackstar, we are all musicians and understand the importance of great tone, whether practicing at home or on stage in a live environment. Based in Northampton, England with over 50 years combined experience in guitar amplification design and production, we are totally committed to providing you with the ultimate tools for self-expression. We hope our unique and patented innovations will take you a step closer to finding the 'sound in your head'.
Naffco54 have recently made a come back, and it’s definitely going better than they could ever have imagined! Naffco54 have chosen to sponsor AmpRocks because brothers Calvin and Leon live local and have been to AmpRocks many times in the past and always enjoyed a great atmosphere and they feel it’s a great way to support the local community. When they heard this years line up they thought it’s an ideal crowd to appreciate the brand as well as introduce it to youngsters who may not remember it. Not only will they be kitting out the AmpRocks crew and sponsoring the event but we’ll also be selling Naffco54 clothing onsite. They will have wide a range of our “classic” range for all ages and sizes as well as some of our latest stuff.
Steve and his team at Comfort Homecare are a family-owned independent business based in Shefford helping make independent daily living possible within the home. They are an approved supplier of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs under the Motability Scheme. Just some of the products they provide …. wheelchair accessible vehicles, wheelchairs, riser/recliners, adjustable beds, walking aids, daily living aids and cosyfeet footwear
GKP are a small firm of accountants situated in Doolittle Yard, Ampthill. We provide a range of accountancy services namely to sole traders, small and medium enterprises and corporate businesses. At GKP, we pride ourselves on the exceptional standard of service we provide to our clients. We strive to build strong working relationships with our clients, so that we can tailor our services to suit their needs. Our team has a wealth of knowledge covering all aspects of tax, accounting and cloud accounting. This is our first year of sponsoring Ampthill Festival and we are proud to be part of something which really supports the local community.
No.14 We’re passionate about what we sell. When a delivery arrives, we get excited even though we know what’s inside. Stationary is where it all began. From bullet journals to planners and anything to do with lists we’ve got it covered. We love cards. We love finding new talent, new ranges, new trends. We also stock a wide selection of books covering themes as varies as self-help to cocktails and football. We even have the ladybird books for grown-ups to solve those annoying middle-class problems! And finally, we offer a diverse range of jewellery, handbags, scarves and pouches.
Inspiring Music is the Music Service and Lead Partner of the Music Education Hub for Central Bedfordshire. Appointed by the Arts Council England we have set out a central vision for schools, arts and education organisations to drive excellence in music education and strive to create an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to enjoy music and flourish. We offer music lessons for children during the school day and at the week-end, in our Music Centres located in Ampthill, Biggleswade and Leighton Linslade, where the entire family can join in.
Fiona Gray Independent Financial Adviser practice in Woburn St, Ampthill. We review your current circumstances and create a tailored strategic financial plan to help you achieve your desired financial future. This can include Cashflow Modelling to help answer your questions such as “am I saving enough?”, “when can I retire and what income can I expect?” and “can we afford to help our children get on the property ladder?” Advisers Helen Vaughan and Danielle Fagot have both been nominated as finalists in the ‘Women in Advice 2019’ Awards. Free initial meeting.
Cicchetti (pronounced chi-KET-tee) has been around for many many years. It originated in small bars in Venice, known locally as Bacari. Here you would find people sharing and eating small dishes and drinking “Spritz”. This social way of eating and catching up is why we love Italy so much and is why we are so passionate about what we do. Our menu at Cicchetti is designed for 2-3 dishes per person and is a fusion of classic Italian dishes with a Fratelli twist. Whether you’re a veg lover, a meat eater or a fresh fish fanatic, our menu has something for everyone.
Waterford Kitchens, is a local family business. We have been manufacturing kitchen furniture for the past 23 years from our factory on the Station Road industrial estate in Ampthill. With our exclusive new website you can purchase high end bespoke products at trade prices on a supply only basis. We offer a full photo realistic free planning service and have extensive material options available to view in our factory showroom. Please feel free to visit our showroom where one of our designers will be happy to spend some time with you.
Baycroft are extremely proud to introduce their new care home in Flitwick which will provide a luxurious, modern yet homely environment for those with residential, nursing or dementia care needs. Baycroft Flitwick has been built around the lifestyle and care requirements of each individual. Much thought has been invested into the elegant surroundings, innovative technologies, restaurant standard dining experience and the engaging social activities as the exemplary standards of care. These elements combined create the comfortable and happy lifestyle you or your loved one deserve; and one that we are committed to deliver.
Ampthill Fireplaces - whether you prefer gas, wood or electric we have the right fireplace for you. Visit our 3 storey showroom to see our extensive range of live displays. Ampthill Fireplaces Ltd have been proud supporters of Ampthill Festival since it began. It has been a privilege to be a part of something becoming bigger and better every year.