THE recession might be as deep in Ronda as anywhere else in Andalucia, but some people are doing well.

While plenty of expats have been forced to relocate to the UK as ‘la crisis’ worsened Dawn Hutchinson has actually thrived.

Since rolling the dice to relocate to Ronda in 2007 she has set up and created an online marketing business ArayoWeb, that now employs four people – three of them Spanish.

Originally from Brighton, Dawn, 33, left her marketing job in the UK to set up the business, which is booming.

“I worked from home for the first five years but now I have an office in Ronda’s main street and have brought in a team of three trained experts.

“It is growing well and we are now expanding across the world.”

“If we continue to do well we will look to open another office in America, but we will always have an office here as I love the area so much.”

Her company also sponsors local rugby team Los Bandoleros as she feels ‘a real connection’ to the spanish community (see separate story on page?)


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