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Articles in the ‘Quinta Lifestyle’ Category
For 20 years, Simon Clayton worked for an investment bank in the City of London. In 1998 one of his major clients, DHL, invited him to become Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman, a challenge that also meant relocating to Brussels. Now recently retired from DHL, Simon and his wife Judy explain why they have settled in Quinta do Lago.
Seamus O’Keefe has been in the Algarve for 15 years. Having worked on a major golf & leisure project as Project Manager and General Manger, launched his own company, Ibéria, in 1997 with partner Agostinho Mota. From spacious, purpose-build new offices on the outskirts of Almancil, Seamus talked about the role of a builder, changing trends and his company philosophy.
From its base in the Algarve, Jardim Vista has grown to become the leading landscaping company on the iberian peninsula
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Gisella Terfehr and Stewart Seaton have, as Arqudois Lda., built up an excellent reputation for designing properties which are individual and yet practical; innovative and yet respecting the traditions of the Algarve.
Having worked in the Algarve for 18 years, they have not only observed the changing face of architecture and design in this area, they have actually been working at the forefront of much of that change.
Sir Roy Gardner is Chief Executive of Centrica plc, which trades in Britain under the British Gas and Onetel brands. A true Captain of Industry, He is also Chairman of Manchester United plc and sits on the boards of various national charities and industry bodies. Sir Roy is a fan of the Algarve and a property owner in Quinta do Lago.
Jorge Tito was born in the Algarve and studied the hotel trade in Porto. He worked for six years for Le Méridien hotels in the Algarve before being sent to Brazil. Head-hunted by owner of the Quinta do Lago Hotel, Daniel do Adro, he has become the first Algarvean General Manager of this prestigious 5-star hotel.
Domingos da Silva is Managing Director of Quinta do Lago. He has been with the resort for over 17 years, and for many people, he IS Quinta do Lago. In that time he has seen it grow, change and mature, almost like a person. He talks about his life, his loves – and Quinta do Lago.
A civil engineer by profession, David Banting came to the Algarve in 1989 to oversee a large-scale project around Quinta do Lago, and stayed on. He became fully independent in 1995, and now has his own practise with on-site supervision by Rogerio Guerreiro and offices at the entrance to Quinta do Lago. He talks about the role of a Project Manager and changing trends.