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Meet Andalucia Web Solutions team, web design, seo, hosting and marketing Marbella Costa del Sol, Spain.

Meet the Team

Chris Chaplow - Managing Director

Chris Chaplow - Managing DirectorThe mission of Andalucia Web Solutions is to create total success driven web solutions for our clients. The Company vision is to constantly grow, broaden and adapt the range of quality services offered.

Andalucia Web Solutions is the market leader in its field and Chris's business philosophy as the Managing director for the last ten years, has always been first and foremost to be adaptable to change, to promote integrity, fairness, honesty and trust towards employees, clients and business partners. Chris Chaplow was awarded an honors degree in Civil Engineering at King's College, London.

A long-time member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain (BCCS), Chris Chaplow was elected to the Governing Council in 2008 and was subsequently appointed BCCS National Press Officer. He is also community Vice Chair of the Business Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Ana Manzano - Account Manager

Ana Manzano - Account ManagerAna joined Andalucia.com in 2001 in administration, coming from a background in tourism. Her versatility has enabled her to work in a number of different areas within the company. Ana went on to study graphic and web design, becoming part of the design team involved in developing the Spanish version of Andalucia.com.

In 2006, after she completed her training, Ana moved into sales for Andalucia Web Solutions, and now works as a senior member of the sales team. Ana manages many of the company's key accounts, following projects through with our creative and technical departments, from the initial conceptual stage, not only to completion, but also adding that invaluable after-sales customer care/client liaison role.

Ana's flexibility, and her knowledge of the different departments in the company, have made her an invaluable asset.

Cheryl Gatward - Head of Design at AWS

Cheryl GatwardCheryl started her working life with The European Times in 1988. She later worked as a Production Editor for the Central Office of Information (COI), the British Government's publicity agency, where she was in charge of all publicity for British companies exporting overseas.

Moving to Spain some four years later, her clients followed her and Cheryl started her own agency in 1998, still under contract to the COI. Now working with clients such as the International Association for Science Parks (IASP) and the Commonwealth Secretariat, her portfolio of international clientele is evidence of her skill and complete dedication to her work.

Cheryl is expert at carrying through design projects from start to finish, from conceptual ideas to a design that is as perfectly functional on the web and mobile web as it is in print. She designs with Drupal in mind, calling on her wide range of experience in this field. Cheryl's creativity, adaptability and tireless energy make her a very valuable member of the team.

Jacinto Capote - Programmer

Jacinto CapoteJacinto has a Diploma in Computer Systems from the University of Cádiz. After graduating, he worked at Alquimia Proyectos Digitales and has been working daily with Drupal for over four years. Drupal is AWS’s chosen content management system.

Jacinto is a self-confessed Drupal apasianado, especially when its comes to providing solutions to complex problems. He has contributed to several modules and participates actively in the drupal community, as well as giving sessions at Drupal camps.

He is an expert in high performance and optimization of websites with Drupal, and has also worked to develop major national and international websites in Spain the Uk and the USA, such as the Valencian Tourism portal, and Unicef corporate and online store. Jacinto specialises in finding solutions to the most challenging problems.

Michelle Chaplow - Photographer & Creative Director

Michelle Chaplow - Photographer and Creative director at AWSMichelle Chaplow is a graduate of Manchester University and studied photography at Seville University. She has lived and worked in Andalucia in Southern Spain for seventeen years as a freelance photographer and her award-winning work has been published in magazines, websites, blogs, books and newspapers worldwide.

Michelle won the state contract for Turespaña, the Spanish Tourist Board and in 2001 she received an honorary mention for her continuous work in promoting Spanish tourism through her photography. She was also awarded the Ortiz Echagüe prize bestowed by the Spanish Ministry of Tourism and Commerce. Michelle produced all the photographs for a two hundred and eighty page coffee table book on Spain and more recently, a cookery book. She is the principal photographer for the world's number one portal on Southern Spain www.andalucia.com which she co-founded in 1996. Michelle has also worked on numerous European advertising campaigns and has years of experience with the press.

AWS has its own fully equipped, state-of-the-art in-house photo studio with an infinity curve, roll doors to completely block out light and styling facilities.

Working alongside a web development company, Michelle is accustomed to producing visuals for websites and calibrating images so that they are fast to download and optimized for the web. Michelle loves people and delights in capturing the human element of any project, from travel to the world of corporate executives.

Encarna Tejada Espigares - AWS Administration

Encarna Tejada Espigares - AWS AdministrationEncarna speaks English and Spanish, and is very much at home in the world of administration. She deals with all our office admin from accounting, interdepartmental liaison and data protection issues, to ordering our office supplies.

Encarna has studied payroll and accountancy, as well as business administration. She has more than a decade of experience.

Our company's philosophy is to work in a field that you thoroughly enjoy, and this is indeed the case for Encarna.

Paz Rosada - Journalist

Paz Rosada - JournalistPaz has worked in radio and print media, with extensive experience in the field of e-media. As editor of www.esp.andalucia.com, she produces and coordinates a wide variety of features from celebrity interviews to documenting the wonderful white villages of Andalucia.

Her professional journalistic experience includes Canal Sur Radio, and organising events, such as film festivals as a press officer. She also writes copy articles websites and glossy magazines, at both a national and international level.

Paz is a highly competent content creator for websites in Spanish. One of her specialities is working for American and British companies who are looking to internalize their website, converting English text into purely journalistic Castillian Spanish. Paz can provide quality copy, translate from English to Spanish and create engaging keyword-enriched text all within specified deadlines.

Fiona Flores Watson - Journalist

Fiona Flores Watson - JournalistFiona has a background in magazine journalism, creating editorial content for client magazines for Virgin, British Airways and Orange mobile phones. She also contributes articles to Conde Nast Traveller, the Sunday Times and concierge.com.

As editor of andalucia.com, Fiona produces keyword-enriched copy on a wide variety of topics related to Andalucia. She also writes content for businesses' webs, to help business owners sell their products and services as effectively as possible, thereby maximising the ROI of their webs.

For more information
Please contact sales on 952 897 865 or fill in our contact form.
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