Honouring the memory of founder Charles Abela, directors of Nectar Ltd have decided to transform late Mr Abela’s office into a memorial room to celebrate various aspects of his life, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta.
The original features of his office will remain well retained, the company says. Significant items related to the setting up and development of the business, such as Mr Abela’s first business ledger and photos highlighting important moments from his life are showcased. Furthermore, items such as Mr Abela’s recently discovered school exercise book from 1966, showing his ability in translating excerpts from Julius Caesar’s De Bello Gallico from Latin into English at the age of 14, are also exhibited.
“What we admire most about our father are his values together with his clear vision and sense of purpose in life. He never shied away from taking difficult decisions when certain situations demanded such actions,” said Roderick Abela, Nectar’s Chief Executive Officer.
“After building the business literally from scratch and putting it on firm foundations, he has bequeathed us with a cherished legacy that we treasure both as a family and a business. Therefore, we decided to develop his office into a memorial room to celebrate his life and his legacy for many years to come,” the CEO added.
“Our main goals are to meet clients’ demands as well as to always look to better ourselves. Nevertheless, we must never lose sight of how our business was established. Therefore, the conversion of our founder’s office into a memorial room ensures that all those who are linked to the company, as well as clients that visit us, will always remember our founder and the hard work that went into building this organisation,” said Carlos Abela, Nectar’s Chief Commercial Officer.