Want to set up a business in Spain? Read how the locals and expats in the Axarquia area have set up their business. Or use this section as a guide as to where to shop, drink or eat.

Nerja Sofas


Peter Campion opened Nerja Sofa’s this month. It is easily found by coming off at the Neja exit of the motorway and continuing towards Nerja. At the first roundabout you comeback on yourself and Nerja Sofa’s is on the right. It is definitely recommended by The Grapevine for great deals on suites.

I spoke to Peter who has finally made the move to Spain after plenty of comings and goings between here and the UK. He owns a sofa wholesale company in the UK specialising in




Just inside Chiringuito Antonio’s (location of the Tuesday Farmers market), Puente Don Manuel is the new location of Ink and Media supplies now named Compuprint run by Andy and Keith.

Andy has been in Spain 2 and ½ years and initially sold computer consumables, papers and accessories round the markets. He then formed a permanent base from The Furniture Studio in Puente don Manuel. Here the business really took off which then lead to the move to his own premises in Chriniguito

The one stop kitchen shop



The One Stop Kitchen Shop has been supplying fine bespoke kitchen furniture in the UK since 1985. Already having a large client base in Spain they relocated to Andulcia in 2004 as they felt that there was then, and still is, no direct competition to the product and service they offer.

Since opening the new showroom in the centre of Torrox Costa, they have gone from strength to strength. They now have a Sales Manager fluent in six languages, who is always on hand to discuss clients´

An Interview with Wendy from The English Shop Puente Don Manuel


We return to see Wendy a year on from her last interview to find out how the English shop is doing and what changes have occurred


Still not telling you!

Place of birth


Favourite country visited

India, Spain

Reading, gardening

When did you come to Spain?
4 year ago

When did you open the English shop?

April 2005 we have been open for over 2 years now

Where do you live in Spain?
I live in the campo on the old railway track between Zafaraya and Periana

You spoke last time about Mel

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