Swindon guests go back to 1889


Bees United’s boardroom guests at the Swindon Town fixture were Kenneth Gristwood, who was accompanied by his son Jeremy. The guests are pictured at half time with their host for the day, Bees United Director, Paul Stedman.


Two candidates come forward


Two nominations have been received for election to the Bees United board. They are from Trevor Inns and Greville Waterman.

Membership processing temporarily suspended


In the light of the Club’s policy on ticket sales for the forthcoming home fixure against Leeds United on 12 December – announced on 15 October – Bees United has temporarily suspended the processing of new memberships. This suspension will remain in place until 12 December, or until all tickets have been sold.


Bees United announces 2009 board election


Bees United members will soon be receiving correspondence relating to this year's round of Society Board elections.


Bees United forms partnership with University of Westminster

Brentford Football Club is leading the way in innovation through its supporters trust, Bees United, which has established a two-year partnership with the University of Westminster School of Law. The partnership uses government-backed financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme to create a unique and groundbreaking collaboration.


Brian Burgess nominated for the Board of Supporters Direct

Brian Burgess has been nominated as a candidate by Bees United and FC United of Manchester in this year's election for non-executive directors to serve on the board of Supporters Direct, the national umbrella body for supporters' trusts.


Bees United repays £200k loan

As part of the partnership between Bees United and Matthew Benham, Bees United has repaid the £200,000 loan which gave rise to Ian Jones's appointment to the Board of Brentford Football Club in 2006.


Webmaster appointed

The Bees United board would like to thank all of the HTML hotshots who were kind enough to put their names forward for the voluntary Webmaster role that was advertised recently.


Overwhelming majority for partnership

Nearly 70% of Bees United members took part in the postal vote on whether the Supporters’ Trust should go into partnership with Matthew Benham. This healthy turnout for such an important decision overwhelmingly voted in favour of the deal.

The key figures were as follows:


Overwhelming support for Matthew Benham partnership

Bees United members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of forming a partnership with Matthew Benham - Brentford Football Club's largest creditor - which will see him invest at least £5 million in the Club.