Freepik, the Malaga-based technology company that specialises in the production and distribution of graphic resources with one of the most extensive catalogues of images and vectors in the world, generated 136 jobs last year – despite the pandemic -
...rate of more than 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, the limit that requires the closure of all non-essential business according to the regulations brought in by the Junta de Andalucía.
There are now 35 municipalities in Malaga province in that situation. ... de Tapia and Macharaviaya. There are now 40 municipalities in the 500-1,000 case band, where justification is needed to cross in or out of the town boundary, and non-essential businesses, bars and restaurants must close at 6pm.
Municipalities with border ... closure and businesses open until 6pm
Algarrobo, Almáchar, Alozaina, Antequera, Archez, Archidona, Benalmádena, Benamargosa, Canillas de Albaida, Campillos, Carratraca, Casares, Colmenar, Comares, Cortes de la Frontera, Cuevas de San Marcos, Cártama,
The Junta de Andalucía will decide this Thursday, 28 January, which municipalities will face tighter restrictions to try to stop the third wave of the coronavirus.
Depending on the Covid-19 incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days
An association representing hospitality businesses in the region has called on the Junta de Andalucía to help the sector after suffering a year of losses and restrictions.
After witnessing a reduction in the cases of Covid-19, the sector has ... demanded an easing of the regional government virus containment measures such as the opening of provincial perimeters or allowing business to open until later in the evening.
The request was made after learning that 18,000 Andalusians had joined the ranks ... of the unemployed during February.
The president of the Federation of Hospitality Businesses of Andalucía, Javier Frutos, demanded this Tuesday (2 March) that the regional government should set itself the objective of improving the economy.
...non-essential businesses in that municipality must close.
In villages with fewer than 1,500 inhabitants, a specific risk assessment will be carried out by the corresponding provincial health committee when the rates reach those levels.
The committee did, ... however, propose some small changes: among them the closing time for non-essential businesses will be at 8pm in towns that are at risk level 4 grade 1 (before it was 6pm).
Another modification aplies to the celebration of receptions after weddings or
...year Gareth heard of a former olive mill which had been unused since being abandoned in 2008 by the children of the original owners who were uninterested in carrying on the family business.
"When we went to see the building it looked like someone had
When you combine passion, knowledge and business acumen, success comes naturally, if not easily. Joanna Styles, the brain and braun behind Guide to Malaga knows exactly what that feels like.
In under five years Joanna, 54, has built up a ... successful business by marketing her adopted home city to local businesses and English-speaking residents and visitors alike.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Virginia Calvo, owner of Malaga gaming company
The entrepreneur has lived in the province for over 30 ... to businesses and self-employed people who work or are thinking of working in Malaga.
She was awarded the Costa Press Club Communicator award in 2016 and the website was featured on a BBC evening news programme in summer 2018.
Joanna has a
...trend and made sure her company was the first to introduce new gaming products the to Spanish market.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Building up a successful English-language business in a Spanish-speaking world
17 years on and Calvo is considered one of ... the departmental managers are women," Calvo says.
The company started off selling computer chassis in different colours and designs and began to import exclusive American brands "which revolutionised the market", the business woman explains.
Atlas ... gamers" they understand the industry and "the ecosystem of gamers", which helps them to develop their business and respond to the demands of their customers.
She has also competed as a professional athlete and studied physiotherapy as part of her degree,
Costa del Sol hotel owners are seeking European funds to fight their way out of the Covid-19 crisis and have presented their bold ideas for five new projects.
The initiative includes plans for smart hotels, an energy efficiency experience centre, a
Paco José, Malaga
Crisps are the star product of this business that has been operating in Malaga for over forty years and is regarded as the oldest of its kind in the city. It has several shops in the centre but the most famous is the one ... brands, Virgen de la Victoria and El Cautivo. They are commonly found on the shelves of large supermarkets.
D. Sancho Melero, Antequera
This brand belongs to the Antequera business group Unión Mels, founded in 1948 by Diego Sancho Melero, Rosario
...short break in the sunshine will be irresistible for many Northern Europeans, virus or no virus. Expect big interest in Malaga this winter.
Plenty of new investment. Despite the effects of the pandemic, businesses have continued to invest in Malaga. ... that 2021 will be Malaga’s year. The year when the city emerges as one of Europe’s preferred destinations for safe, sunny and quality short-breaks and relocation. And the year that the city’s best businesses reap real rewards.
Joanna Styles is CEO
The government has joined the GBBC, the leading industry association for the blockchain technology industry, as an observing member.
Earlier this year it also joined INATBA, a group of international blockchain industry players at an EU-level , and
The hospitality trade in Malaga has pleaded for help in the face of the closure of all non-essential trade in the city from Wednesday, after the 14-day incidence level for the coronavirus exceeded the 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants threshold.
"Bad news for the city's economy," is how the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, described the announcement of the closure of non-essential business activity in the city of Malaga after a 14-day cumulative incidence of 1,008 positive diagnoses ... per 100,000 inhabitants was reached.
All non-essential business sectors - including hospitality - must lower their shutters from Wednesday for 14 days in line with the Junta de Andalucía’s orders.
Bar and restaurant owners affected by forced ... overwhelmed by the pressure of hospital admissions and to save our businesses and economy while the vaccine is rolled out.”
He concluded, “Now is the time, dear friends, to make an effort to reduce the infection rate to below 1,000 and then drop below 500.”
...region in Spain to have detected this variant of Covid-19.
Authorities say it was found in a 30-year-old man "linked to the naval industry" who had travelled to South Africa for business and presented symptoms upon his return to Vigo.
The Junta de Andalucía has approved a plan to grant 1,000 euros of direct aid for small businesses and self-employed workers in the commerce, artisan production, hospitality and travel agency sectors that have all suffered heavily during the ... Covid-19 health crisis.
The 46.1-million-euro fund is designed to particularly help businesses that have been severely hit by pandemic control measures to continue trading.
National, regional and municipal restrictions on trading hours, capacity ... restrictions, the compliance with hygiene measures and, of course, a general reduction in footfall because of mobility restrictions have all combined to create a critical situation for many small businesses.
There will be two lines of grants, financed with
Podemos, the coalition government's junior partner, is going through a rough patch. This week, a Madrid judge ordered several of its senior members to appear in court for questioning, in response to allegations of financial wrongdoings made by one of
Bars and restaurants in Álora will not reopen their doors this Saturday (6 February) despite the town's coronavirus infection rate data allowing it.
This was explained in a statement, in which the town's hospitality business owners said they will ... allowed to reopen bars and shops
The mayor, Francisco Martínez, thanked all the hospitality businesses for their co-operation. "It seems to me an initiative worthy of admiration and an example of responsibility so that together we can get out of this ... situation."
Although most businesses will reopen on a staggered basis in the coming weeks if the infection numbers continue to decline, the hospitality sector said that several establishments will resume their business on Saturday to serve key workers.
A new initiative by the catering establishments and backed by the town hall in Alhaurín de la Torre hopes to give local businesses a boost. It consists of a tapas route which will offer potato-based tapas and a drink for 2.90 euros. The route is ... open until 8 November and there will be prizes to win for customers that take part, according to the town's mayor, Joaquín Villanova.
"In these difficult times which have been especially hard for businesses and the catering industry, we need to get ... involved in promoting and helping them to emerge stronger from this situation," he said.
A passport for stamps and a list of the participating businesses and their tapas will be available from the establishments themselves and from the tourist office on
Soho to attract new visitors.
Estrella Zurita and Estrella Malet, who are mother and daughter, own the Lock And Relax left luggage business, and they had time on their hands because there are so few tourists in the city nowadays. What began as a ... mother's hobby, something to do to pass the time, has become an initiative that is highly appreciated by other business owners and residents of the district. "We wanted to cheer things up a bit," they say.
The wraps are strikingly colourful and cover ... practically the whole trunk of the orange trees. Salvador Salas
Their aim was to decorate all 29 trees in the district, starting in Casas de Campos, the street in which their business is located, and they have almost completed the project.