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

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

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

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

Surman talks internet safety at school

To mark this week’s global Safer Internet Day, AFC Bournemouth vice-captain Andrew Surman was a special guest at a Bournemouth school to talk about the importance of staying safe online. He headed to Bournemouth Collegiate School along with the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust to help deliver the popular Connect with Care project on the subject and hand out prizes … Read More

Keeper Asmir talks to AFC Business Breakfast

  AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begović has told the region’s business leaders how his charity foundation and academy helps strengthen links between football and business. The giant Bosnian, capped 62 times by his country, was one of the keynote speakers at January’s popular AFC Business Breakfast event at the club’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 people attended the first business … Read More

Festive fare as AFC Business turns nine

AFC Business has celebrated its ninth anniversary with a Christmas lunch at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 entrepreneurs, decision-makers and businesspeople sat down to turkey and all the trimmings in the club’s Champions Top Floor restaurant AFC Business, the free to join business club with almost 1,800 members, is the engine for all the club’s commercial activities. The … Read More

Cherries partner is jewel in the crown

A family-run concept jewellery and watch business has renewed its partnership with AFC Bournemouth for the sixth consecutive season. Michael Matthews Jewellery Ltd, which has a showroom in Westover Road, is continuing as a regional supporter of the Cherries. The long-established company also sponsors AFC Bournemouth’s Player of the Month award. So it was apt that flying winger Ryan Fraser, … Read More

Food for thought at AFC Business breakfast

Dozens of decision-makers and entrepreneurs gathered at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium for the AFC Business November Breakfast event. More than 90 business delegates gathered in the club’s Top Floor Restaurant for the popular networking event. The 7.30am to 10am event was hosted by AFC Bournemouth commercial director Rob Mitchell and partnerships manager Amy Brunton. The event was sponsored by AFC … Read More