BUSINESS: Cllr Hedges backs BCP economy at AFC Business meeting


Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch is an economic area which is going to get stronger, the latest AFC Business event was told.

More than 80 directors, business leaders and decision-makers descended on AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium for May’s networking breakfast.

BCP councillor Nigel Hedges said: “This is a brilliant area in which we do business – a financial powerhouse in a rural county.

“We must be on our toes ready to do business and benefit from each other.

“I will continue to bang the drum for business and BCP Council will do all it can to facilitate economic development – in a sense the council is a self-sufficient business itself, representing 400,000 people and with a £750m budget.”

AFC Business is a free-to-join business club with almost 1,800 members – it is the engine behind all of the Premier League club’s commercial activities.

The club was launched in 2009 and gives members exclusive access and offers at AFC Bournemouth and with other members.

The next business event to take place with the club is the AFC Business Gin Evening in the Bubbles Champagne Lounge at the stadium; Rupert Holloway will be there to discuss the success of his locally distilled Conker spirits.

For more information about the club email your details to Aysia Smith at or visit their website.


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