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Brian Farrugia

Managing Partner

Prime Advantage Advisory

Brian Farrugia

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  • London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast with Jane Duncan, President of RIBA

    Thursday Sep 10th 2015

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About Brian

Brian Farrugia has built a successful career in the service industry working at all levels from shop floor to Chief Executive. His initial training was with Hertz and the disciplines learned in this global leading organisation have held him in good stead throughout his career.

After 15 years in car rental management in the UK and Europe, he joined Holiday Autos, a car rental broker, initially as Group Commercial Director and then as Chief Operating Officer, as part of a team focussed on turning a small company based in the UK into a world leader. Holiday Autos’ turnover grew from £20m in 1995 to over £200m in 2003 with operations in over 25 countries, at which time the business was acquired by lastminute.com.

As a main Board Director, Brian was asked to stay on to design the integration programme between the two companies on a global basis.

Leaving Holiday Autos, Brian joined a colleague in starting an on-line B2B publishing business for hotel information and images.

ABC Connection grew rapidly to become the quality standard for hotel information worldwide. He became a non executive Director of that company in 2010.

His earlier career included Sales and Marketing Director positions at both Hertz and Europcar, Operations Management and heading up a European Quality Audit function. He has also been involved in a significant turnround project turning a £25m annual loss into break even in two years.

In summary, Brian has built businesses from scratch, acquired and disposed of companies on an international basis and created franchises and representative agencies. His experience of working within and leading entrepreneurial organisations has involved establishing excellent working relationships with investors and board members alike.

Brian is currently Chairman of Surrey Connects, a Local Enterprise Partnership dedicated to the growth of Surrey’s economy and is also a member of the Cranfield Trust, providing support to Charities in need of business advice and guidance.

Brian lives in London and is married with one daughter. His interests include football, music and travelling.

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