Specialist broker Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has renewed its partnership with AFC Bournemouth for a sixth successive year.

The Cherries’ Official Commercial Insurance Suppliers manage the club’s commercial insurance activities from their head office in Poole.

AFC Bournemouth star striker Callum Wilson was on hand to present a commemorative shirt to the company’s Trading Director Mark Hasell at Vitality Stadium.

Alan & Thomas Insurance Group have grown to now employ more than 80 people across their five offices in Poole, Basingstoke, Dorchester, Gillingham and Frome.

AFC Bournemouth’s Commercial Director Rob Mitchell said: “We are delighted that Alan & Thomas has signed up with us again.”

“The company has been a long-term sterling supporter of AFC Bournemouth, offering expert guidance on commercial insurance matters, and we welcome their renewed and strengthened partnership.”

“We have a long history with the company, which was instrumental in helping our fight against administration in 2000, and has been with us through thick and thin.”

Alan & Thomas has also become an executive partner of AFC Business. This establishes the company as an integral part of the free-to-join business club with presence at all the monthly events.

Alan & Thomas Trading Director Mark Hasell said: “We are so glad to have been a part of AFC Bournemouth’s amazing rise to a position of strength in the Premier League and we had no hesitation is continuing our partnership for the 2018/19 season.

“Alan & Thomas has been growing alongside the football club and we are proud to have shared that journey by being both a keen supporter and provider of services to the Cherries.”

The company will continue to have stadium advertising, presence on match days and regularly attend AFCB’s corporate events.

Alan & Thomas is a leading insurance specialist based in Southern England providing commercial insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses, organisations, charities and personal insurance for high net worth individuals.

Founded in 1975, the firm is now part of a group of insurance brokers proudly in the Top 20 in the UK. In 2007, Alan & Thomas joined a select few brokers to be awarded Chartered Insurance Broker status by the Chartered Insurance Institute – the industry’s gold standard for insurance brokers.

AFC Business ­– the business club with 1,600 members and well-established as the engine for all the club’s commercial activities – welcomes hundreds of businesses to a variety of events and functions throughout the season

Becoming a member of AFC Business hosts a variety of benefits. To sign up to AFC Business today, email your details to the commercial team on commercial@afcb.co.uk.