Angela Farrugia

Angela Farrugia

Founder, Brand x Society

An award-winning entrepreneur and successful businesswoman - Angela Farrugia was co- Founder of the most successful Global Brand Management company in the world with over 22 years' experience in establishing a global brand extension platforms and the creation of a new breed of agency ready to tackle the challenges of modern-day business 
TLC (The Licensing Company Ltd) started in London in 1996 and was acquired by Global Brands Group PLC. Today the business has 24 offices, a roster of leading Brand representations in various sectors and generates over £10BN* in retail sales annually for its clients. 
*LIMA published figures 2019 

Previous clients range from David Beckham and Jennifer Lopez, to Coca Cola, Hersheys,  Netflix and more. 

She founded Brand x Society in 2019, and is today a lecturer and mentor at Central Saint Martins MA Fashion, Non -Exec Board Director of Inspecs Eyewear PLC and strategic advisor/ early stage investor in several businesses. She works closely with leading designers and the British Fashion Council in the development of partnerships and collaborations. 

Awards and Speaking engagements include:

  • 2018 LIMA Awarded ‘One of the 20 most influential Women’ in the Global Licensing Industry 

  • 2017 Brand and Lifestyle Awards: ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ recognising Industry Contribution 

  • Multiple Business awards for Brand Products and Agency of the year: 2010/ 2012/ 2014/ 2015/ 2017 

Expert Speaker  

  • MAPIC International Retail Show: Nov 2017: Panel Expert: Future of Brands & Retail Middle East 

  • BFC Fashion Forum May 2018: Panel Expert: Heading East – Brand Expansion into to China 

  • Drapers Record Fashion Forum October 2018: Panel Expert: – International Brand Expansion 

  • Board Member: Twenty Club – Private club of UK CEO Retailers 

  • Gulf FMCG show October 2019 Conference Speaker: Tactical Brand Collaborations  

  • Innovate UK July 2017: Women in Innovation Awards Speaker and Mentor 

  • ImPower Group March 2016: Conference speaker -Creating a Culture of innovation