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After the successful launch of AFC Business at Dean Court, AFC Bournemouth recently extended this to the AFC Business Club, which offers a number of benefits and exciting events. Richard Brown, our Conference and Sales Manager became a member and attended his first networking event at the stadium last Tuesday.

Richard said ‘The evening supplied like minded business people the chance to mingle and make introductions.  This was followed by a lovely finger buffet and executive seats for the AFC Bournemouth v Barnet game.  The evening was finished off successfully with Bournemouth winning 3 – 0!’

AFC Bournemouth is one of the biggest and most recognised brands in Dorset and the Dean Court Stadium is a premier venue with a range of fantastic facilities. AFC have decided to use the Club and Venue as a focal point to bring the business community together, so therefore created ‘AFC Business’.


Date: Thursday 11th March 2010
Time: 6.30PM
Venue: The Queens Hotel and Spa, Meyrick Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DL

Order Of Events
Drinks Reception – 6.30pm
Business Meeting – 7.00pm
Pre Dinner Drinks – 7.30pm (Cash Bar)
Presidents Dinner – 8.00pm

Executive Member Election
Nominations are invited for fully paid up members who wish to join the Executive for 2010-11. Nine positions will be elected at the AGM. This year plans to be an exciting year for the Chamber as we continue in our aims to create a stronger business community, promote member2member business and build on our role as prime consultative group for business matters within the borough.

Chamber Accounts
Copies of the Chamber Accounts and Benevolent Fund Accounts for year ending 31st December 2009 will be emailed to you prior to the AGM.

Please advise menu choice no later than 3rd March.

Tickets £25.00

To book your tickets call Carol Butler

01202 372437 or e.mail info@bournemouthchamber.org.uk

Europe’s leading event for the corporate travel and meetings industry has just taken place at Earls Court in London, and Richard Brown our Conference and Sales Manager, and Tony Wilson our Operations Manager, traveled to London for the event. Strategies to widen our connections in the business travel events sector were successful.

The Queens Hotel and Spa is one of the largest hotels in Bournemouth with the ability to cater for a total of up to 450 delegates across 7 conference suites. Agents and Events Managers mingled with Richard and Tony in a bustling and vibrant environment, and many contacts were either strengthened or new ones made.

To find out more about our excellent conference facilities you can visit our ‘Conference and Business’ pages on our website, where you can download a conference pack. Alternatively you can contact Richard Brown richard@queenshotelbournemouth.com or call 01202 554 415 and ask to speak to a member of the team.

James and Layla Gordon enjoyed an evening of entertainment, networking and great food at the Compass Magazine Winter Party on Tuesday 26th February. James said ‘We always support local magazines as we believe they help local businesses to grow. Compass Magazine have covered a variety of events at ‘The Queens Hotel and Spa’ within their social pages, and so it was good for us to catch up with the team, and meet some new faces as well’.


Come and find our gorgeous team of therapists and technicians who will be exhibiting at The BIC Wedding Fair this weekend!

Positioned as the biggest wedding fair of the season in Dorset, this is an event not to be missed for any lucky bride-to-be. ‘Forever Gorgeous’ Day Spa and Clinic will be there promoting their exciting range of new Hen and Bridal packages.

They’ll be on hand to help you choose bespoke packages and are giving away an array of offers and goodies!

Don’t miss it! To contact the spa you can call 01202 294 774 or visit our Facebook page for a more detailed look at the new packages


Bournemouth, the UK’s leading seaside resort, is once again showing that destinations that continue to invest, even when there is a downturn in the national economy, can reap the benefits. Hot on the heels of the £50 million opening of the new Surf Reef facilities, even more tourism sector developments are underway for 2010 to help sharpen Bournemouth’s competitive edge and maintain its top position. Over £100 million is being invested in accommodation, transport, entertainment and restaurant improvements for 2010 to bring new tourism income and jobs.

By Jo O’Connell, Bournemouth Tourism  jo.oconnell@bournemouth.gov.uk  For the full article please email layla@queenshotelbournemouth.com

Three course lunch with coffee for £16.00 at 12.30 9th February

We are located on Meyrick Road, Bournemouth just a short walk from Lansdowne.

Anyone interested should call Julie Dugan on 01202 428888.