Friday, 28 April 2017
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icecreamIn Portugal, two foreign companies dominate the market for ice cream and prevent small enterprises making any progress outside their local municipalities or outside city limits.

Although criticized by several government departments, the big companies obtained court injunctions so that that, individually, each artisan ice cream maker can operate in his own area, but will have problems trying outside.

Thousands visit BLiP EXPO 2016Thousands of visitors took advantage of the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of businesses at this year’s BLiP EXPO in the Portimão Arena over last weekend and many of those exhibitors have already expressed their satisfaction with the outcome.

The President of the Portimão Câmara, Isilda Gomes, toured the Exhibition on Saturday afternoon accompanied by Michael Reeve (CEO of the organisers afpop) and Chris Ireland, President of afpop’s Management Council and met many of the Exhibitors. In a televised interview she praised the event and its important role in raising the profile of Portimão amongst the resident and business community.

Doing business in Portugal: Portugal trade and export guideA guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Portugal.

CLICK HERE to read the Doing business in Portugal: Portugal trade and export guide

Photo courtesy of portugalresident.comQUALITY PAINTS, Lagos - now BREXIT decision known, BUSINESS BACK UP FOR SALE - lock, stock and barrel, so get your bids in!

If you’re looking to keep body and brain active whilst still having ample time to enjoy the Algarvean lifestyle, (current opening hours are Mon to Fri, 10.00 to 16.00 - unlike 24/7 for bar/restaurant type businesses), then this could be for you!
We still enjoy running the business and would very much like to continue, but unfortunately neither of us is getting any younger and the physical aspects are getting a bit beyond us, aaaah!


Holidirect Introductory Offer - 50% OFFFounded earlier this year, and officially launched on July 1st, Holidirect is the innovation of friends and colleagues Sue Lewis and Sue Englefield. As owners and managers of our their own rental properties, they have experienced the shortcomings of property rental websites, and so have put together many years of experience in both the IT and holiday rental business and seized the opportunity to create a platform for owners to advertise and manage their own properties, and provide holidaymakers with a straight forward and personal way to book their holiday.

" is an online marketplace with the owner AND traveller in mind. We put clients in touch with the owners directly, and do not charge all the extras fees that have become 'the norm' these days. Our goal is to provide a simple yet effective service for owners and holidaymakers." is a new rental property portal to launch in the Algarve, and we believe in a different way of doing business.

The Holidirect innovation gives the reins of control back to property owners in a professional environment AND provides holidaymakers with a straight forward and personal way to book their holiday, with none of the additional charges they are forced to pay by other rental property portals.

The Holidirect way is simple, and we intend it to stay that way!

Sending and receiving packages to and from the UK - the possible impact from BrexitWith Britain´s referendum on 23rd June fast approaching there are many opinions emerging supporting both sides of the debate. During recent years we have witnessed an incredible rise in the number of purchases via the internet and consequently a surge in parcel deliveries. According to research conducted by international shipping experts ParcelHero a Brexit could have a tremendous impact on this kind of commerce between Britain and Portugal.

Mayor Rogerio Bacalhau talks to part of the publicIn the presence of 32 entrepreneurs, directors, doctors and a consultant, a debate on ‘the future of Portugal and the EU’ was held at FNAC in Faro and later at FNAC in Guia.

Faro Mayor Rogério Bacalhau opened the first event and spoke about the large debt that his predecessors left him. He emphasised that the important thing is to work to repair what needs to be improved and gave as an example the renovation of old buildings in Faro that has generated many local jobs.