3rd-10th December 2022

You'll be working with a group of like-minded business owners in La Cala Mijas (between Malaga and Marbella, Southern Spain) to improve you and your business. And have fun! We first ran TCR in 2017 and always get amazing feedback. We're sure that 2022 will be the same...


The retreat includes:


You'll have your own private room in an apartment with living space, well equipped kitchen, and a sea view with a balcony.

Coworking spaces.

You'll be working in dedicated coworking spaces both inside and outside, with great wifi, and healthy drinks and snacks.


The program includes mastermind sessions and valuable workshops to help take you and your business forwards.


You can't help but relax in this location. For the more sporty, there are some great runs and walks on your doorstep too.


You'll get time to get out of your daily routine, to work ON your business, rather than just working IN your business.


You need time to reflect on the past year, and also to plan next year. The time and location of this retreat is perfect for this.


From December 3rd-10th, you'll spend 7 Days living, learning, and coworking (a definition of coworking is here) in La Cala De Mijas in Southern Spain. You'll be working alongside like-minded business owners in an inspiring environment. The objective being to improve both you and your business.

Spending time away from your usual day-to-day routine, and working on your business is really important. You need to take time to reflect, and have a high level view of where you are before moving forward. Learning from others, sharing your experiences and making valuable connections will only accelerate this process.

And we're arranging everything for you. Lovely accommodation in your own private room, fab coworking spaces, valuable daily workshops, mastermind sessions, and trips and meals out. And where better to do all this, than in an inspiring location in the sunshine of Southern Spain (between Malaga and Marbella), less than 50 metres from the beach and sea.


Having been on various other retreats ourselves and seeing the difference a sunny, inspiring place can make, we've chosen somewhere that fits the bill. The retreat is being held at La Cala de Mijas on the South coast of Spain near Marbella and Malaga. As well as still having dry, warm sunny days in December, it's very easy to get to with lots of extremely reasonable flights into Malaga. And it sure beats holding it at a Travelodge on an industrial estate in rainy Slough ;)

Family Friendly

We realise that not everybody is young, free, and single. You may have a partner and/or young children who usually can't come along to these kind of events with you. We wanted to change that so you now have the option to bring them along too :) With this option your accommodation is a self contained 2 bedroom apartment for you and your family. Your master bedroom has a double bed, sea view, and en suite bathroom, and your second bedroom has two single beds. You have a living room with sofa, TV, dining table, and balcony with table and chairs. And you have your own well equipped kitchen too. To avoid distraction for everyone on our daily programme, your partner and/or children can go off exploring the local area or just chill out during the day. If it's just you and your child/children coming, there's a well respected English speaking nursery (ages 8 months to 11 years) less than 5 minutes walk away.


When you book the single option, you'll have your own private bedroom with either en suite or a private bathroom. As well as your private bedroom, you'll have a shared living room (with sofas, TV, dining table and chairs etc) with a balcony and sea view. You'll also have a well equipped kitchen and super fast wifi throughout. Our partner and family friendly option is detailed above.


You'll have access to a couple of dedicated coworking spaces. One of these spaces is a self contained building in the lovely secure grounds of the apartments. All the benefits of working outside but without the glare of the sun, and a proper desk and chair setup. You'll also have a couple of gazebo's to work outside in, for those that prefer an even more outdoor workspace. All workspaces will have wifi and power for your laptop. If you want some time alone with your thoughts or some privacy, there are plenty of seating areas dotted around the substantial grounds too.

A Typical Day

You'll have varied days but in case you wanted to know how you may spend a typical day, this should give an idea. As well as providing valuable time for learning in the workshops and mastermind sessions, we thought it was important for you to have time to work on your own thing or to spend time with others too.

08:00 - Take a walk or run, do some Yoga, or some meditation to set you up for the day09:00 - Breakfast10:00 - Workshop - Be taught by an expert in their field13:00 - Lunch14:00 - Mastermind session. To get help with your issues and offer advice to others15:00 - Coworking.16:00 - Mastermind session

So what's not included?

Your flightsAs people will be coming from various places around the globe, this would be too difficult to arrange to be included. The prices of some flights from the UK were ridiculous in previous years, lots at £20 return from all over the UK!

Your transfersSome people prefer to hire car, others to get taxis, and others to get trains and buses. So rather than try and co-ordinate pickups/dropoffs you'll need to arrange your own transfer to the resort in La Cala De Mijas. It's less than 30 minutes from Malaga airport to Las Mimosas Beach Club by car.

Main meals and drinksEveryone has different tastes and habits so we decided not to include this. We will be heading out for breakfast/lunch/dinner together if people wish to. There are LOTS of local restaurants nearby and they aren't expensive. If you're on a real budget or would prefer to cook yourself, you have the facilities in your apartment to do so. The nearest supermarket is just 5 minutes walk away.

About Us

We thought you'd want to know a little bit more about us, the team behind The Coworking Retreat so here goes...

Richard Eaton
Richard first started out in business aged just 14 when he had his first commercial software published. He's worked in tech his whole working life (30+ years), most of it spent running and building his own businesses. These days his main role is MD of No Code Ninja where he builds software for other companies. He also has other business interests and has been building and running a variety of businesses all his life. Richard has always been a fan of anything with an engine and has become obsessed with motorcycles in the last few years! Connect on LinkedIn
Mike Freddie Gordon
Mike qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1984 and held financial management roles with major PLCs such as British Leyland, Black & Decker and Unigate. In the period 1988-1994 he progressed to a number of private ventures, mainly involved in distribution and logistics. He joined Penny Raby in 1994 as husband .. and became full time consultant to her niche family law firm in 1998. Mike plays an active role in the Pershore business and social community, and is a tireless networker in the (dis)guise of Freddie the KindAMagician. Stepping down after 25 years service as Chair of Owners, he remains sole UK promoter of the Las Mimosas Beach Club in Mijas Costa, Malaga. And yet still finds time to devote to his lifelong passion for golf. Connect on LinkedIn

Mark Northall
I'm Mark Northall Social Media trainer strategist and manager since 2010. I have built my Business on Networking and have been an active Networker for over 20 years. In 2012 I was selected by a national networking organisation to lead the West Midlands and Warwickshire regions a position I held until the pandemic moved all networking online. I find it a tremendous thrill to help other business owners develop their skills and gain business on the way.

The day job is MarkNorthall.com a Social Media agency in Tamworth Staffs something I enjoy immensely.

I am an active member of several Networking organisations National and Local and invite you to tap into my contact book!

Carl Ford
Carl first started his accountancy journey 2006, since then he’s worked with large organisations within the public sector, collaborating on largescale regeneration and European investment projects. But in 2014 Carl decided that he wanted to help small businesses and the individuals that sit behind those SME’s, so now Carl brings that “big business” financial mentality to the small business world. So, whether it’s a hassle free service that includes bookkeeping, payroll and accounts or something more complex like budgeting and forecasting, business plans or tax efficiency work, Carl and his team are there to help.

Carl has over 10 years of experience as a speaker, including keynote talks both in the UK and abroad.

For years Carl has been passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience, to help develop individuals and teams. Whilst working for a major UK retail chain Carl travelled the country in his role as a Best Practitioner and helped change and transform departments and teams.



We don't run TCR for profit, we run it because we think it's a really valuable experience for people. Ticket prices are what the accommodation costs, we don't make any money from TCR.

To apply to be a participant, please complete the contact form below and we'll be in touch.

Individual Ticket

Per person
(Sole use of your own room and own bathroom in a 2 bedroom apartment)

Family Ticket

Per Family*
Our family option includes up to 2 adults and 2 children.
(Sole use of an entire 2 bedroom apartment)

*Any childcare costs not included.


Interested? Apply or ask any questions by emailing bookings@coworkingretreat.co.uk or by using the form below.
If you'd like to speak to us , just ask and we'll arrange a call.