Los Dos Amigos was co founded in 2013 by “ The Two Friends” Neil and Tim, who met over 25 years ago when they were students backpacking in the Greek Islands. The friends went on to pursue diverse careers, Neil in fashion retail and shoe design and Tim as a partner in a law firm. Both established and successfully developed their own brand driven businesses. Throughout they remained firm friends and developed a shared passion for foreign travel, culture and food. Between them they have travelled extensively in North and South America, Africa, Russia, many parts of Europe and, of course extensively in Spain. Neil spent time living in Spain with his family.
Both developed a love of Spain and a passion for Spanish food. Neil began to focus his shoe production, Veras, in a small town South of Alicante and when Tim sold his interest in the law firm he had established 10 years previously, he partially relocated to the Balearics. Both felt like it was a natural progression to expand their business interests to include supply of quality Spanish produce.
A plan was hatched to source and import the very finest food products that Spain had to offer. The boys knew from experience that Spain had excellent produce but they were determined to wait until they found the right product to launch their brand, to ensure that their first offering to the market would be regarded as the very finest of its type.
The eureka moment came when Tim accompanied Neil on a trip to Alicante in early 2014. Whilst having lunch in a small Spanish restaurant, off the beaten track, the friends dressed their salad with the house oil provided on each table.
The two friends knew immediately that they had found the first and best product to launch what they believed would become a discerned offering of Spain’s very finest produce.
Through local connections they tracked down the source of this Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil and an introduction was arranged with the farmer. It was apparent that the farmer and Los Dos Amigos shared a philosophy. The rest, as they say, is history……