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Award-winning entrepreneur becomes Double Dutch director

Double Dutch, UK award-winning premium tonic and mixer brand, has appointed Angela Farrugia as a Non-Executive Director.

An accomplished and award-winning entrepreneur with unrivalled brand building and management experience, Farrugia founded TLC (The Licensing Company Ltd) in 1996, which was acquired by Global Brands Group PLC in 2014, and boasts 24 offices across the world, generating over £9.6bn in retail sales for its roster of first class brand owners.

Farrugia currently advises brands across retail, fashion and FMCG via her brand consultancy agency, Brand x Society Ltd, and is a lecturer and mentor at Central Saint Martins in London.

Farrugia has won numerous accolades for her work including a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Brand and Lifestyle Awards, as well as being named ‘One of the Most Influential Women’ in the Global Licensing Industry.

Farrugia is the third senior appointment as Double Dutch strengthens its team to support its future expansion plans. Jo Verdult has also joined the Double Dutch team as its General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier this year, Lord Davies of Abersoch, CBE joined the company as Chairman.

Commenting on the appointments, Raissa de Haas, co-founder of Double Dutch, said, “This has been a strategic year for us, and we are very fortunate to have such high-calibre candidates supporting us in delivering our ambitious growth plans.”