About Stratford Vision


Stratford Vision - Design, Creativity & Innovation

.....generating new ideas and businesses founded on some of the greatest heritage in the world of arts and engineering.


Started in September 2011 - news story

An independent public/private partnership committed to bringing together all stakeholders in the Stratford-on-Avon District to make sure the most is made of the exciting future for the District.           

By bringing together the tiers of local government, with key business representatives, we engage with the people of Stratford-upon-Avon and the wider District to ensure that it continues to be a great place in which to live & work.


The value of Stratford Vision is that it brings the energy and values of Businesses to support and encourage Local Authorities in a unique, positive, targeted fashion. We create Social Profit through entrepreneurial engagement with Councils.


Vision was initiated by a Private Sector highly motivated to find solutions to problems so enabling Companies to prosper and employ more people. The private partners of Stratford Vision currently employ more than 2,000 people in the area.


Stratford Vision has three priorities in order to prioritise resources to allow it to meet the needs and aspirations of the wider business community of Stratford-on-Avon at a time when major developments are starting in the town. These are:

•             To work with local Government, bringing the local Government together with businesses

•             To support businesses new and existing ones, by acting as a catalyst of information and aid

•             To create an iconic town and region that the world fame of Shakespeare deserves

•             To market Stratford District as the place to live and work, providing a new Stratford Narrative to stakeholders who are interested in the area in these very exciting times.


Stratford Vision believes that deadlines make things happen; that time waits for no-one. We also believe that, when it comes to considering the future of Stratford on Avon, there are areas of consensus representing a variety of opinions.

We all want to help create a town and district which satisfies the needs and wants of those who choose to live in this special place and to ensure that those who visit leave wanting to come back for more.


But without a plan on how to reach those goals and without a series of deadlines to the achieve our targets, we won't succeed.





So we at StratfordVision are pulling together with Stratford District Council and the main influencers and policy-makers, local societies and lobby groups and saying









Look, we all agree on key aims, so let’s make them happen.


We truly are in the business of making our home better together, so by using the urgency Business applies to achievement, the influence key players exert and the energies of committed individuals, we will help forge a fantastic future for the people of Stratford on Avon.

(Denys C. Shortt OBE, Founder of Stratford Vision)