Meet the Team

What happens in Benidorm happens here

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Welcome to the new Benidorm Seriously Web Site

WHAT IS BENIDORM SERIOUSLY –  Benidorm Seriously is an information site managed by people that have lived here for many years, insuring that the information provided is as up to date, factual and as accurate as possible.

We welcome your input in to the site  so please let us know  what you would like to see here.

Tracy Ann Essex – Started Benidorm Seriously Facebook group on 9th March 2015

Born in Essex having worked as an Estate Agent, Secretary, Land Lady and Events Organiser. Purchased a property in Torrevieja in 2007 and moved to Spain lock stock and barrel in 2008 where I lived and worked in Torrevieja for 3 years running my own business amongst lots of other things.

Moved to Benidorm in 2011 where I have worked as Door Staff (don´t laugh), Telesales and in various bars and restaurants, and photographer for the Blues Brothers Experience.  Benidorm Seriously is now a full time job and we now have an office open in town which means we are now more accessible to our members to give face to face help and advice, more information and map to the Benidorm Seriously Office can be found HERE

I have experience in all aspects of living and working in Spain, even divorce lol.

Derek Blevins

Born in Portadown, Co Armagh (a long time ago) I have been living and working in Benidorm since January 2010.

An entertainer from Northern Ireland and now working as Jake Blues, part of the very successful Blues Brothers Experience show here in Benidorm and throughout the Costa Blanca.

While assisting with some of the day to day admin my main role is more of a technical nature, with the website, forum and music page.

“My role in admin is to write the sarcastic comments which keep the girls busy at night lol”

Jill Shail – Office and group administrator

I was born in Scotland but lived in Wiltshire for a large amount of my childhood and adult life. Moved to France in 2016 but it was raining so we came to Benidorm for a holiday for a week but stayed 90 days!!! Came back to Benidorm for the Winter in Nov 2016 and fell in love, we decided to stay. Aurevoir France, Ola Espana.

I am a huge fan of the group and am always on Facebook at home so this is great for me. My other real love (apart from my husband and dog of course) is Football. well most sports and have found some fantastic locations in Benidorm to watch them.

I have joined Benidorm Seriously as part of the Admin team having previously worked in different sectors in Administration, Customer Service, IT and Project Management.


Leanna Blevins

Yes the surname is the same…. I am Derek´s favourite daughter (he´ll say he doesn´t have a favourite though).  I am from Portadown (Co Armagh),  I am the newbie and the baby of the team at 26 years old.

I am a fully qualified beauty therapist but taking some time out to be a full time mother to my 3 children, Taylor Kayden and Brook.

I previously lived in Benidorm and worked in a beauty salon, then decided to open and run my own salon before returning home to raise my children.




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