Franchising expert Farrah Rose joins Maltese trade and culture mission to Lisbon
Farrah Rose, Director of International Franchise Development with U.K. based The Franchising Centre, travelled to Malta last month to join Her Excellency, Marie-Lousie Coleiro Preca, President of Malta, before flying to Lisbon to join the President for a state visit.
The purpose of the Presidential visit to Lisbon was primarily to re-establish Portuguese-Maltese trade proposals and a commitment to work towards improved economic, political and cultural relations between both nations.
Ms Rose, recognised as a leading authority on international franchising, was previously appointed by the Commonwealth Secretary as an advisor to the Maltese Government to assist the Commonwealth to promote and set up the correct structure for franchise development in Malta and facilitate the flow of business between Malta and the United Kingdom.
Ms Rose said, “As a result of the visit, The Franchising Centre is hoping to re-visit our own close collaborations with Trade Malta, Malta Enterprise and the Maltese Chamber of Commerce, within the franchising arena. It is my mission to continue to build close relationships internationally for British Clients post-Brexit. It’s these relationships that will help shape our economic future and show that franchising still has a very bright future in the years to come.”
Ms Rose’s role at The Franchising Centre is predominantly focused on working with organisations, including major brands, to expand their businesses into global markets, and has seen her work with more than 300 brands internationally, over the years.
Brian Duckett, Chairman of The Franchising Centre, added “Portugal and Malta are two of Britain’s oldest allies, yet in a post-Brexit economy, we are yet to discover what trade rules will apply. We understand it is important for those individuals with existing franchises, as well as those looking to invest abroad in the future, that the work we do continues to maintain close relationships with Europe during these uncertain times.”