Nov 30th-7th December 2019

You'll be working with 16 like-minded business owners in La Cala Mijas (between Malaga and Marbella, Southern Spain) to improve you and your business.

    

The retreat includes:

Transfers

You'll be collect from and returned to Malaga airport.

Accommodation

You'll have your own private room in a 2 bedroom apartment with living space, well equipped kitchen, and a sea view with a balcony.

Coworking spaces.

You'll be working in dedicated coworking spaces both inside and outside, with great wifi, and healthy drinks and snacks.

Program

You'll have a week long program with mastermind sessions, speakers, and valuable workshops to help drive you and your business forwards.

Relaxation

You can't help but relax in this location. For the more sporty, there are some great runs and walks on your doorstep too.

Sightseeing trip

We'll be making the most of the location with a trip out to either the Christmas lights of Malaga or village of Mijas

Boat trip to see Dolphins

You'll take a boat trip out to sea to see wild dolphins from the lovely harbour in Benalmadena.

Focus

You'll get time to get out of your daily routine, to work ON your business, rather than just working IN your business.

Reflect

You need time to reflect on the past year, and also to plan next year. The time and location of this retreat is perfect for this.

About

From November 30th-December 7th, you'll spend 7 Days living, learning, and coworking (a definition of coworking is here) in La Cala De Mijas in Southern Spain. You'll be working alongside 16 like-minded business owners in an inspiring environment. The objective being to improve both you and your business. Spending time away from your usual day-to-day routine, and working on your business is really important. You need to take time to reflect, and have a high level view of where you are before moving forward. Learning from others, sharing your experiences and making valuable connections will only accelerate this process. And we're arranging everything for you. Lovely accommodation in your own private room, fab coworking spaces, breakfast, valuable daily workshops, mastermind sessions, and exciting trips and meals out. And where better to do all this, than in an inspiring location in the sunshine of Southern Spain (between Malaga and Marbella), less than 50 metres from the beach and sea.

Location

Having been on coworking retreats ourselves and seeing the difference a sunny, inspiring place can make, we've chosen somewhere that fits the bill. The retreat is being held at La Cala de Mijas on the South coast of Spain near Marbella and Malaga. As well as still having dry, warm sunny days in December, it's very easy to get to with lots of extremely reasonable flights (around £20 from most of the UK last year!) into Malaga. And it sure beats holding it at a Travelodge on an industrial estate in rainy Slough ;)

Family Friendly

We realise that not everybody is young, free, and single. You may have a partner and/or young children who usually can't come along to these kind of events with you. We wanted to change that so you now have the option to bring them along too :) With this option your accommodation is a self contained 2 bedroom apartment for you and your family. Your master bedroom has a double bed, sea view, and en suite bathroom, and your second bedroom has two single beds. You have a living room with sofa, TV, dining table, and balcony with table and chairs. And you have your own well equipped kitchen too. To avoid distraction for everyone on our daily programme, your partner and/or children can go off exploring the local area or just chill out during the day. If it's just you and your child/children coming, there's a well respected English speaking nursery (ages 8 months to 11 years) less than 5 minutes walk away.

Accommodation

When you book the single option, you'll have your own private bedroom with either en suite or a private bathroom. As well as your private bedroom, you'll have a shared living room (with sofas, TV, dining table and chairs etc) with a balcony and sea view. You'll also have a well equipped kitchen and super fast wifi throughout. Our partner and family friendly option is detailed above.

Workspace

You'll have access to a couple of dedicated coworking spaces. One of these spaces is a self contained building in the lovely secure grounds of the apartments. All the benefits of working outside but without the glare of the sun, and a proper desk and chair setup. You'll also have a couple of gazebo's to work outside in, for those that prefer an even more outdoor workspace. All workspaces will have wifi and power for your laptop. If you want some time alone with your thoughts or some privacy, there are plenty of seating areas dotted around the substantial grounds too.

A Typical Day

You'll have varied days but in case you wanted to know how you may spend a typical day, this should give an idea. As well as providing valuable time for learning in the workshops and mastermind sessions, we thought it was important for you to have time to work on your own thing or to spend time with others too. 08:00 - Take a walk or run, do some Yoga, or some meditation to set you up for the day09:00 - Breakfast10:00 - Workshop - Be taught by an expert in their field13:00 - Lunch14:00 - Mastermind session. To get help with your issues and offer advice to others15:00 - Coworking.16:00 - Mastermind session

So what's not included?

Your flightsAs people will be coming from various places around the globe, this would be too difficult to arrange to be included. The prices of some flights from the UK were ridiculous last year, lots at £20 return from all over the UK! Main meals and drinksEveryone has different tastes and habits so we decided not to include this. We will be heading out for breakfast/lunch/dinner together if people wish to. There are LOTS of local restaurants nearby and they aren't expensive. If you're on a real budget or would prefer to cook yourself, you have the facilities in your apartment to do so. The nearest supermarket is just 5 minutes walk away.

About Us

We thought you'd want to know a little bit more about us, the team behind The Coworking Retreat so here goes...
Richard Eaton Richard first started out in business aged just 14 when he had his first commercial software published. He's worked in tech his whole working life (30+ years), most of it spent running and building his own businesses. These days his main role is MD of Appware, a mobile App development company. He also has other business interests and has been building and running a variety of businesses all his life. Richard has always been a fan of anything with an engine and has become obsessed with motorcycles in the last couple of years! Connect on LinkedIn
Mike Freddie Gordon Mike qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1984 and held financial management roles with major PLCs such as British Leyland, Black & Decker and Unigate. He progressed to a number of private ventures, mainly involved in distribution and logistics. He joined Penny Raby & Co. as full time consultant in 1998. Mike plays an active role in the Pershore business and social community, runs a very popular networking group in Cheltenham, and in his spare time (!) is Chairman and promoter of the Las Mimosas Beach Club in Mijas Costa, Malaga. Yet still finds time to devote to his lifelong passion for golf. Connect on LinkedIn

Prices

Bookings are now been taken, and are limited to just 16 places in total

To apply to be a participant, please complete the contact form below.

Earlybird Single

£499 +VAT Per person (Earlybird pricing finishes 1st June 2019 and saves £100+VAT)

Earlybird Family

£599 +VAT Per Family* (Earlybird pricing finishes 1st June 2019 and saves £100+VAT)

Our family option includes up to 2 adults and 2 children. 1 adult has access to the daily programme

*Any childcare costs not included.

CONTACT

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