|Business||Malouf Manly Pharmacy|
|Location||15 The Corso, Manly|
What’s your favourite place on the Northern Beaches?
Is there something about you that would surprise people?
I was the last Burger King Branded Franchisee in Australia located in Burwood.
What’s something everyone should do at least once?
Visit the wonderful South Island of New Zealand for its raw natural beauty and people.
It’s Sunday afternoon, where do we find you?
On the spectacular Spit to Manly walk.
If you were down to your last $50 what would you spend it on?
I’d pay it forward but other than that I’d stretch it out to buy as many piccolos as possible.
How did your business happen? How long have you been operating?
Malouf Manly Pharmacy was established in February 1996 by my brothers John & Alan Malouf. I joined the family pharmacy and business in 2005 after a successful domestic and overseas career.
Best business experience?
Connecting and sharing with our local customers on a daily basis.
If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
My first love was architecture, but I fell into business and commerce, and then the family business, so who knows I may have ended up designing something special?
Best part of your job or most enjoyable part of your job?
My time at the pharmacy is always special. I am at awe the impact my brothers John & Alan have on their customers wellbeing. Every customer is a friend and the goodwill amongst the community is wonderful. The most enjoyable part is taking time out to have a social chat with all our local customers.
Most stressful part of your job?
The sadness when customers are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Weirdest thing that has ever happened at work?
Too many to mention, but a classic is the experience of pulling a tick off a customer’s testicle.
What’s the best part of working on the Northern Beaches? Why’d you chose to work here?
I say this every summer. Employees should pay their employers to work in Manly that’s how good it is!
What would you rate 10/10?
The iconic Manly Ferry return trip to the City.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
Lifetime success does not come without hard work and sacrifice. Forgive and love unconditionally and lead your own extraordinary life with no regrets.
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?
Listening to a podcast of one of my best mates’ journey with his son’s battle with mental health and prescription drugs and how the father and son love conquered all to come out the other end.
My Passion & Business Acumen
Does anything scare you?
The thought of losing my mum.
What’s your most treasured possession?
Always family but beyond that my home.
What’s your idea of absolute happiness?
My barometer is the happiness of my 2 kids (now young adults). Other than that, under the shade of a big gum tree by a river in the bush.
Which two famous people would you choose to be stuck in a lift with?
Quentin Tarantino & Jerry Seinfeld
What travel experiences is on your bucket list?
FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup, Ashes at Lords, Salsa trip to Cuba (with my wife of course), Vegas with my Bros, Food Safari to Morocco.
How do you switch off?
A leisurely stroll with my dog Benji, along the Manly promenade from Queeny to Shelly Beach.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
A bacon and egg roll and coffee at my local on the back of walking my dog, Benji.
Who’s your personal hero?
My parents. They gave me everything that is good in my life.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
An Elephant. Powerful, graceful, nurturing and reliable.
How would you like to be remembered?
Some-one who lived life. A good Husband, Father and a great mate that served his family, friends and community.
What other life goals do you wish to achieve?
Beyond my work and financial goals, I am committed to making some difference in the Mental Health space in our community.