When non Spanish people get their residency card in Spain the first letter is always an X. This signifies extranjero or extranjera which is foreigner in English. We now refer to them as X men or X women.

In this section we hope to present a series of articles about foreigners who have set up their own businesses in Cantabria along with a brief history of their company and the how to go about setting up a company, short cuts, bureaucracy and of course what not to do.

We also hope to publish several articles about foreign nationals who have lived in Cantabria for many years.