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As goes from strength to strength in the Algarve, the company saw the A Place in the Sun Live exhibition in London last weekend as the perfect platform to build brand identity in the UK and open new areas of exposure for the many property owners listed on its site, both by sponsoring the event and with a stand presence.

A Place in the Sun Live is the UK’s largest overseas property exhibition, organised by the popular Channel 4 show of the same name, and sees countless visitors interested in moving abroad flock to Earls Court exhibition centre year on year.

This edition was no exception and it was clear from the movement in the Portuguese pavilion, sponsored by the Portuguese UK Chamber of Commerce and where were located, that interest in property in Portugal remains as buoyant as ever.  

According to Mike Bosman, Director of, the concept of the brand and its revolutionary property matchmaking website were a huge drawing point throughout each day of the exhibition. “We have been receiving vast interest in our brand and it’s a refreshing and pro-active approach to marketing, with the advantage, of course, that we are offering a service to both property owners and property seekers.” sponsored the A Place in the Sun exhibition sponsored the A Place in the Sun exhibition

He added: “Our celebrity endorsement by Dutch football legend Ronald Koeman, a co-owner of, also proved a hit and gave us an edge over the competition.”

Gemma-Louise King, PR consultant for, told the Algarve Resident: “Interest in the stand and indeed the Portuguese pavilion as a whole was very encouraging and should be a huge reassurance to anyone looking to sell their home in the Algarve.

“ have invested heavily in marketing campaigns in the run-up to the event and will continue to do so with post-show coverage, ensuring brand growth in the overseas property market. A huge thank you in particular to The Resident Group (publishers of the Algarve Resident) for its continued support in recent advertising campaigns.”

Mike also informed the Algarve Resident of more exciting news for and all the ‘prop daters’ using or considering using the site. “Given the huge success of last weekend, we have been invited to exhibit at Second Homes International – Holland’s largest property exhibition – between March 18 and 20, so we will be seeing if yet another country is ready to play, as our slogan goes!”

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See next week’s edition for more photographs of the exhibition.