Fifth year for Cherries’ partner firm

FIVE STAR: Office supplies firm Speedy Marquee has signed up for a fifth year as AFC Bournemouth’s Official Office Supplier. Pictured commemorating the deal with a signed Cherries shirt are, from left, Amy Brunton, AFC Bournemouth’s partnerships manager; Cherries star Nathan Ake and Speedy Marquee’s Matthew Hickman

One of the south coast’s largest independent office supplies firms has signed up for a fifth consecutive year of partnership with AFC Bournemouth.

Long-established Speedy Marquee is the Premier League club’s official office supplier as well as supporting the Cherries in other ways.

The Bournemouth-based firm will also continue to sponsor AFC Bournemouth’s matchday scoreboard team sheet, including an announcement and digital big screen animation at the time when the team is announced.

Family firm Speedy Marquee, headquartered at Wharfdale Service Road, Westbourne, remains an AFC Bournemouth Official Corporate Supporter and Supplier and also advertises at the club’s Vitality Stadium.

The firm’s operations director Matthew Hickman said: “We are very pleased to continue our relationship with AFC Bournemouth for another year – as the club continues to grow on and off the pitch so do we.

“As avid fans, we attend most games and entertain customers and suppliers throughout the season. Our association with the club is something of which we are very proud. The exposure this brings locally, nationally and internationally has been great for business.”

AFC Bournemouth Partnerships Manager Amy Brunton said:  “We are extremely delighted to have extended our relationship with Speedy Marquee into a fifth year.

“The firm is a key part of the ongoing success of AFC Bournemouth by being a strong  supporter of the club as well as supplying all our office needs.

“We look forward to continuing our excellent and long-standing partnership with Matthew Hickman and his team which dates back to before our promotion to the Premier League.”

Speedy Marquee was founded by Martin Hickman more than 35 years ago. His son Matthew is the second generation of the family to head the firm.

Today, Speedy Marquee is one of the largest, independent office supplies company on the south coast with more than 21,500 products, including office furniture and stationery, available for national next day delivery.

The firm’s national distribution centre known as Arrow or ADC is a 215,000 sq ft purpose-built building holding in excess of £29 million of stock. It has more than 2.5km of conveyor systems and on a daily basis around 70,000 items are picked.

Speedy Marquee is also a keen supporter of AFC Business is AFC Bournemouth’s commercial arm, the free-to-join business club which has 1,600 members and holds regular events such as breakfast networking meetings.

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