Networking of Spanish businesses in Leeds








From left to right: Igor Urra, Alejandro Benavente, Antonio Guillen and Enrique Sanchez

Great event on the 5th March at La Tasca in Leeds organised by a group of businessmen in Leeds, particularly Alejandro Benavente and Blanca Gonzalez who did an excellent job organising this fabuluos event in Leeds where a group of more than 6o attendees networked and gathered to discuss the business possibilities that the North of England, and more importantly Leeds, can offer to Spanish companies or UK companies with an interest in Spain.

Igor Urra, Secretary General of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK attended the event as well as other business men in the Leeds area and delegates from the Spanish Language Institute (Cervantes) in Leeds.

The Honorary Consul for Liverpool, Enrique Sanchez, also attended the event showing his interest in an initiative that can easily expand to other cities in the North.

See below detailed coverage of the event by the online newspaper El Northern. Please note that the article is in Spanish!

Antonio Guillen is a dual qualified Spanish lawyer and English solicitor at DWF LLP. He is also the Honorary Consul for Spain in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire



Antonio Guillen appointed an Honorary Consul for Spain

Laura and Antonio 2








Antonio Guillen, Head of the Foreign Property team at DWF, has been appointed as an Honorary Consul for Spain for the Greater Manchester, West and North Yorkshire regions.

Antonio, dual-qualified in Spain and England, will support the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh, which covers the north of the UK with delegated powers in his assigned areas.

The role will allow DWF to forge stronger links with the Spanish ex-patriot community across the north.

Antonio said: “I am honoured to accept the role as Honorary Consul for Spain and look forward to providing assistance to the Spanish community in the area. I have worked as a solicitor in the UK for over ten years and know Manchester and the surrounding areas very well. It will be a privilege to be a member of the city’s diplomatic community in my new role.”

Antonio is not the only Consul on the DWF team – Mark Green, a partner in the Leeds office specialising in commercial law, is a German Consul for the north of England.

Photograph. Antonio Guillén and Laura Pérez, members of the Foreign Property Team