Italian job for business community

The first event to be hosted by AFC Business in conjunction with a match staged by AFC Bournemouth has taken place at the club’s Vitality Stadium. Almost 70 business people attended the AFC Business Al Fresco Evening before the Premier League club’s penultimate pre-season friendly against Italian Serie A giants Lazio. They enjoyed the chance for networking in style in … Read More

Elena’s haircut supports cancer charity which has helped her grandmother

Four-year-old Elena Augusti had her long hair chopped into a cute bob to help the local charity which supported her grandmother during cancer treatment. Elena from Bournemouth, had her hair cut for free at Revel Hair in Wallisdown, and has already raised almost £1500 in sponsorship for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).

Explosive life of brave bomb disposal hero

The amazing life and career of the ‘real life Hurt Locker star’ – bomb disposal hero Major Chris Hunter – was told to 100 businesspeople from across the region at the AFC Business Director’s Lunch. He was keynote speaker at the event held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium by AFC Business, commercial arm of the Premier League club, and hosted … Read More

AFC Business hails Rupert the Conkerer

The rise of Bournemouth’s award-winning Conker Spirit has been celebrated at the first Gin Evening to be staged by AFC Business. The brand’s founder Rupert Holloway was guest speaker at the event staged in the Bubbles Champagne Lounge at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium Bournemouth Town Centre BID hosted the evening and Chief Operating Officer Paul Kinvig interviewed Rupert about his … Read More

Back to college for star defender Chris

Cherries star defender Chris Mepham joined in with young players at the latest Premier League Kicks session staged by the Premier League club. Project ambassador Chris attended a session for 15 participants on the 3G pitches at Vitality Stadium. Chris got involved by giving the teams a motivational talk, oversaw the five-a-side games and took part in a Q&A session … Read More

Business opportunities with Cherries

AFC Bournemouth is inviting businesses to explore partnership opportunities with the Premier League club. Amy Brunton, the club’s Partnerships Manager, told guests at the AFC Business Spring Barbecue that many and varied options were available. She said: “The football season may be coming to a close, but for the club’s commercial side it is the busiest time of the year … Read More

Doing the business for business

More than 50 business leaders and owners attended a special annual event held by Dorset’s voice of business. The Business Partner Dinner celebrates close links with the Dorset Chamber of Industry & Commerce (DCCI), now in its 70th year. It is the second consecutive year that the DCCI, with 720 members, marked a record level of partnerships. There are two … Read More

University on the ball with AFC Bournemouth

Businesses in Dorset could take a leaf out of AFC Bournemouth’s book and draw upon the skills of Bournemouth University’s students and academics. More than 70 businessmen and women heard how BU provides the Premier League club with expertise across a range of disciplines. That included a testing time 11 years ago when the Cherries could barely pay staff before … Read More