Business in Portugal Blog

Demand for office space in Porto continues to grow

Demand for office space in Porto continues to grow

Porto continues to attract companies from all round the globe as a location, particularly for tech development. Several previously industrial areas on the periphery of Porto have already been converted into office space and some new major projects will be finished...

Portugal GDP finally returns to 2008 levels

Portugal GDP finally returns to 2008 levels

Portugal's economic history of economic growth over the last 20 years has been one of mediocrity regularly punctured by the truly awful. The global economic crisis that began in 2008 was pretty tough for most countries in the world, but the Portuguese economy only...

EU gravy train keeps on rolling for Portugal

EU gravy train keeps on rolling for Portugal

One benefit of being one of the poorer countries in Europe is that the EU keeps on throwing more money at Portugal, most of which is directed at businesses of all sizes who can contrive a means of fitting into a category deemed worthy of subsidising. Generally...

World Leading Companies Move to Porto & Lisbon

World Leading Companies Move to Porto & Lisbon

There are some big companies setting up technology hubs in Porto and Lisbon, including Mercedes-Benz, Google and Amazon. The Portuguese Government has bent over backward to create a more business friendly environment for foreign companies, costs are typically low...

Leather goods sourcing from Portugal

Leather goods sourcing from Portugal

We have been helping companies to source leather goods from Portugal for 12 years and there has been a very noticeable increase in demand for production for premium quality leather bags (and similar products) over the last couple of years. The Portuguese leather...

Used Port wine barrels for craft distilleries

Used Port wine barrels for craft distilleries

Portugal is famous for being the home of Port wine, but of late there has been a massive increase in demand from craft distilleries to get hold of the used wooden barrels that the Port wine is aged in, because of the sweet fruity flavour that they can add to a whisky....