The Company - A little
bit about us and who we are
At Bar In The Sun we are supported by an independent legal team who work alongside us to give you peace of mind and ensure you that every aspect of your purchase is covered.
We operate our business to a high professional standard and are always here to help. With our wealth of back ground information we will no doubt know the answers to any questions you may have. Should we not be able to help you we will endeavour to find someone within our network who will be able to. Our spacious office is manned 5 days a week by at least one team member and we all carry business cards that have our mobile telephone numbers on them for out of office hours enquires. Assistance can always be found be it from a question about local schools to changing your first beer barrel.
At Bar in the Sun we are more than happy to take and introduce you to owners of bars we have recently sold and leave you with them to ask questions about the service we supplied to them. We are comfortable in the fact that our reputation precedes us.
We help our clients every step of the way right up to opening night where it has been known for us to actually work alongside you behind the bar if needed.
Our web site is updated daily and new listings are promptly added. You will never find old listings still being advertised just to make our site appear larger than it actually is and you will also find that there are no repeats on our site.
We are a caring company and understand that with the Sun and Sangria so easily available to you it is easy to hand over deposits in bars to agents that you don’t really know and have only just met. At Bar in the Sun we would never expect you to hand over monies to unknown and unregistered agents who do not have office premises and work so to speak from the boot of a car, therefore we encourage you come and visit us at our office and view our extensive commercial listings whilst having an informal chat with us.
We are a fully legitimate S. L. Company and wish to welcome you to Bar in the Sun.
I arrived in Spain ready to buy a karaoke bar. Having searched and inspected a lot of bars I decided on one that needed a complete makeover. I took ten days with the help of friends and refurbished the bar to our satisfaction.
I worked the bar solidly for 18 months every night till the early hours building up a good reputation. I made my mistakes and some through circumstances that I had no control over. I had a very hard year or so but thoroughly enjoyable. My reputation was growing and I became known as one of the busiest bars in the area. People came back to visit me time and time again and some were sent by people who had recommended me to them. I became very successful but realised that I had got to the top and couldn’t proceed any further. I decided to sell the business when I was at my highest peak.
I arrived in Spain in 2002 and bought a bar in Fuengirola having had 15 years experience in managing bars and nightclubs in the UK. I met Ian and together we decided set up a commercial agency that understands the requirements of people wishing to move to Spain to set up business.
There are many agencies on the coast that proclaim to have the knowledge and say that they will help you, but without the experience we do not feel that this is possible. We really do have the experience in all aspects of owning and running a bar in Spain. We set up Bar in the Sun in March of 2003 and since then we have become one the leading agencies in the area.
I met Ian in 2006 after living in Spain for 11 years and we are very happy together and getting married later in the year of 2007. I owned a bar in Torremolinos in 1995 but decided to sell it 3 years later as I was offered a fantastic deal and went to work in America for 6 months. I have been working with Bar In The Sun for the past year, helping with administration, new listings and accompanying Ian with clients. I speak fluent Spanish which has been a help to the business as we are now able to speak directly with landlords, rather than going through a third party. I also seek apartments for the rental side of the business, thus ensuring that we really are a one stop shop.
We have heard a lot of horror stories about people being ripped off by agents and not being told the whole truth before parting with their money. We decided that we would like to go into business and give people an honest opinion and answer all their questions. We set up Bar in the Sun in 2003 and have gone from strength to strength and we are now one of the leading agent on the Costa del Sol and we are continuing to give people the inside knowledge that only people with experience in the bar industry can. What better way to gain the experience and knowledge first hand from people who know exactly what you are talking about and being honest about the pitfalls.
We have an extensive client base and we are happy to introduce some of them to you so that they can give you their opinion of how we helped them established their bar and adapt to their new way of life in Spain.