Led by chief executive Neill Blake, 39, this Premier League football club, nicknamed the Cherries, is 75%-owned by Maxim Demin and his family. While gate receipts at its 11,360 capacity Dean Court ground cannot match those of its rivals in the top division, broadcasting rights and sponsorship saw turnover increase 55% to £136.5m in 2017, while profits climbed 223% to £16.1m. The club’s ninth place finish last season also brought in additional cash.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank232
CompanyAFC Bournemouth
ActivityFootball club
LocationBournemouth
Sales £m136.5
Operating profit £m16.1
Main shareholders

Maxim Demin family (75%), Matthew Hulsizer & Jenny Just (16%), other (9%)

Staff575
Founded2008
Websitewww.afcb.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda