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Don’t miss BLiP this weekend!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Better Living in Portugal exhibition, an afpop event, at the Portimão Arena this weekend!  

The Algarve Resident, part of the Open Media Group, is proud to be sponsoring this event, now in its 12th year.

Entry is free, children can be looked after by professional carers, there are lots of prizes to be won and, of course, there will be a wide variety of businesses just waiting to help you.

And don’t forget to collect your free copy of the Algarve Resident Blue Pages from the Algarve Resident stand and, while there, meet the team, who will be proudly showing off the new look newspaper!

BLiP is open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

Parking is plentiful and catering facilities are on-site.


Extreme Makeover winners

When it comes to those you love, those who you care about and those who care about others, the readers of the Algarve Resident are some of the best – if not the very best.

This year’s Extreme Makeover BLiP Edition, run in conjunction with Victor Picardo Hairstyling Group, Collections and the Algarve Resident, brought in some wonderful entries – some people nominating themselves and others nominating others who played a special part in their lives or the lives of others.

The four lucky winners are: Gloria Costa, Micki Jones, Sheila Risk and Helen Woodward. See next week’s edition of the Algarve Resident for a report on the experiences of these four ladies.

Blevins Franks at the Better Living in Portugal exhibition

Financial advice  ||  Blevins Franks are pleased to announce that they have a stand at the Better Living in Portugal exhibition again this year.

If you are a British expatriate living in Portugal or planning to move here, you require highly personalised and specialist advice to ensure your assets are structured as tax efficiently as possible and your investment strategy is tailor-made for you.  

At Blevins Franks we specialise in providing integrated and detailed tax and wealth management advice to wealthy British expatriates in Europe.

We have an in-depth knowledge of Portuguese tax regulations and law and the opportunities available for compliant tax mitigation.  

We are a business that fully understands UK taxation and domicile issues, and can also help with inheritance tax planning. We are based in the Algarve and have excellent local knowledge and international expertise.

Our range of services includes:

• International tax planning

• estate planning

• investment management and advice

• asset protection

• offshore trusts and companies

• retirement planning

• pensions

• domicile determination service

and tax residency

If you have any queries about the above issues and how they relate to your life in Portugal, visit us at stand A81 for an informal chat.  Partners Gavin Scott and Adrian Hook, and Private Client Manager Gary Hanley, will be happy to answer your queries and look forward to seeing you there. www.blevinsfranks.com

A cost effective bathroom

Ever aware of the need to provide the best products at competitive prices, and products that are truly valuable to their clients, Denny and Jane Bird (owners of M2M Blinds) set up Sensiheat.

Sensiheat offers towel rails which are made from polished aluminium and have been proven to be the world’s most economical with 10 times greater heat dissipation than standard towel rails. An effective towel rail can make all the difference to your bathroom – particularly with the winter months closing in.

Visit Jane and Denny on stand 169 to learn more about these opportunities to make your home more comfortable.

286 516 751, [email protected], www.sensiheat.com

Feel warmer this winter

Ionizheat Lda have been manufacturing central heating systems in Portugal for the past five years and Termoionize ecological boilers are now operating throughout the country, providing considerable savings and advantages over conventional and non-conventional heating systems.

Following the success of the Termionize boiler range, Ionizheat have now developed the Ionisol Hybrid pool heating system which has the benefit of both solar and ionization boiler technology incorporated in the same stainless steel unit.

Both the Termoionize boiler and Ionisol pool heating systems will be exhibited on the Ionizheat stand at this year’s BLiP Exhibition.

Visit them at stand 93 for more information.

Get moving!

Algarve Removals is a long time supporter of the Better Living in Portugal exhibition and, once again this year, John Scott is offering you two great reasons to visit their stand.

Once again you will be asked to guess the value of the food goodies in John’s basket and the person who guesses closest wins all the goodies!

And all online shoppers could save significantly by visiting the Algarve Removals stand (89) this weekend.