Accountancy & Banking

Published: October 2, 2019 | Updated: October 7, 2019

Howe-zat! Soccer manager Eddie is top attraction at business dinner

Eddie Howe, AFC Bournemouth’s Manager.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

AFC Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe is the star attraction at a business dinner aimed at raising thousands of pounds for Dorset children’s hospice Julia’s House.

Tickets are still available for the event on Wednesday October 16 at Bournemouth’s Hilton Hotel which will act as the grand finale to this year’s Evolve Business Festival.

Last year 140 business leaders from across Dorset attended the dinner, raising more than £25,000 for Julia’s House.

This year’s dinner, which as in 2018 is organised by Evolve, the exclusive membership community for entrepreneurs and business leaders, will feature Eddie Howe for the second year running.

The soccer manager, who was made the 28th Freeman of the Borough of Bournemouth earlier this year in recognition of his achievements, will take part in what’s billed as “a unique and intimate interview” as well as a Q&A.

Eddie Howe, centre, with Warren Munson, founder of Inspire and Evolve, left, and Martin Edwards, Chief Executive, Julia’s House, at last year’s dinner which raised £25,000 for the charity.


Martin Edwards, Chief Executive of Julia’s House, said: “After the success of last year’s event we are delighted that Eddie has agreed to join us again this year.

“We look forward to hearing much more about his time managing in the premiership, the reasons behind his success and his fascinating thoughts on management techniques.

“We cannot thank Eddie and Evolve enough for their support and look forward to seeing many members of the business community for a fascinating evening.”

As part of Bournemouth’s BOMO Festival, the Evolve Business Festival takes place from October 9 to 16 in locations across Bournemouth and Poole.

To view the list of events and book tickets, including for the dinner, please visit