Fabian Demicoli

60 seconds interview with Mr Michael Bonello – Palmyra Ltd

 Why did you become an entrepreneur? You could say I'm an accidental entrepreneur as I never had anyone in my family connected in any way with business. After 38 years in business, I'm still fascinated and thrilled when I come up with an idea and manage to sell it profitably.

 

How have you come to chose your line of business?

I suppose the creative side of me that eventually pushed me towards the printing trade. When I started, artworks were all done manual since computers were virtually non-existent. Seeing my designs come into fruition is, to say the least, exhilarating!

Where did you go on your last holiday?

A lovely Italian island called Procida. It is slightly larger than our Comino. It's about an hour's ferry drive from Naples. If ever time stood still, it is absolutely here. Anyone who remembers Gozo about 35 years ago will faintly get the picture. Tranquility, Sincerity and "the living is easy" straight out of Aretha Franklin's lyrics. I recommend it to anyone to really get away from it all.

What is your earliest memory?

A remote controlled Jaguar Car I got as a present when I was about 4 years old, given to me by my father's uncle who visited Malta after 40 years abroad. It was my pride and joy for a very long time to come. Jags are still my favourite brand and hold a special soft spot till this very day for me since then!

If you could chose to be someone famous who would you be?

Mother Theresa. Not owning anything is to own everything!

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