Sam’s love for Spain began when his school rugby coach, also head of the Spanish department, asked if he would like to join his class and try learning Spanish! There was no looking back from there! He went on to complete Hispanic studies at Leeds University and was on a flight to Seville the day after his final exam.
He has lived here ever since and is married to a lovely “Sevillana” called Lucia! He created Tailormade Andalucia in 2008 and has since specialized in unique itineraries and experiences taking travellers off the beaten track and getting under the skin of Southern Spain.
He’s the ideal guy to create a holiday, combining a resident’s knowledge with a foreign traveller’s eye.
After a number of years working for bespoke incoming travel companies, he has a wealth of experience in tourism and hospitality industries. He has fine-tuned his expertise to become one of the finest operations manager’s in the business! A stickler for detail, he is Mr Organised and the point of contact for all of our clients whilst their feet are on Spanish soil. He is what we call a back office man, our Operations Manager!
James’ love affair with Spain began many moons ago with his family’s holidays to the Balearic island of Menorca. Shortly after his first visit, when asked to choose what language to study at school, Spanish was a clear choice for him and he progressed to study a degree in Spanish Language and Literature at Leeds University…
Since then, he has lived in Oviedo, Marbella, Cádiz Province and now Seville has become his surrogate city, where he has resided for over a decade, settling in the characterful and authentic neighbourhood of Triana – the birthplace of Flamenco! He is passionate about the many things the region has to offer, from its city life to its outdoors, its culinary to its climate and even its fiestas to its siestas!
Quite the British gentleman and the ideal host, he’s the perfect guy to create Tailormade itineraries and help you get the most out of your trip to Spain!
Chaima was born and raised in Tetuan, Morocco. She moved to Sevilla when she was 18 years old and slipped effortlessly into the Andalucian way of life!
Over the years, Chaima worked in some of Seville’s finest hotels in a number of key roles before joining the Tailormade team! With boundless energy and a real “get up and go” attitude, Chaima brings an extra dose of spirit and vitality to the team.
A keen sportswoman and budding padel tennis player, she is also a natural concierge and looks after all of our guests with great pride and care!
If you were to chat with Ángela in English, you’d be surprised to learn she is actually from the nearby town of Los Palacios.
Having studied English language in Seville and Barcelona Universities, together with numerous trips and stays abroad, her love of the English language and culture is evident!
With ample experience in Customer Service and Client Relations, Ángela has brought an extra level of order and attention to detail to the team.
A keen snowboarder and a total anglophile, you’ll always see her with a big, welcoming smile and ever ready to ensure our guests are enjoying themselves!