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Date: December 18, 2019 Author: Carmela Therese Lopez
It all started in a 75 sqm office space that housed, 12 talented individuals who were filled with excitement and determination in materializing the start-up company’s vision. These employees then grew to a strong 20 by the end of September 2019 — just in time for the company’s big move.
Everyone was excited to see their new home. Although the whole squad looked forward to the new office space, no one can deny the nostalgia. It was a year of fun, laughter, and camaraderie with our Friday beer moments and sing-alongs.
But, just like any other company, we must constantly grow and move on to bigger and better things.
Just this September 2019, NexBridge moved to their new 350 sqm. office.
The ribbon cutting was led by the company’s CEO and President, Jose Ronello Bartolome, together with Malolos City Mayor Engr. Gilbert ‘Bebong’ Gatchalian.
This significant event was also attended by the BGX Founder and Chairman, Elbridge Gutierrez with BGX Holdings Family, Ms. Edna Dimaculangan, VP for Finance and Ms. Aila Villahermosa of Ctvill Builders Corporation.
The program went on with Mayor Bebong giving his acknowledgement speech. His words of encouragement is about the true meaning of leadership. He mentioned that leadership shall not just be about positions and authority, but it should be about guidance and discipline. He emphasized that a good leader must possess the sense of responsibility to help and to actually do the job. “Being a leader, also requires non-stop learning”, said by Mayor Bebong. Such powerful words from the man who have shown genuine care as a leader to the City. He also gave his thanks to Sir Elbridge and Sir Bart for bringing NexBridge to the province of Bulacan— which he claimed as a huge contribution to the province.
It was followed by the opening remarks of our beloved CEO & President, Jose Ronello “Bart” Bartolome. He started off his speech with a little history on how and why NexBridge started. From a vision to bring new job opportunities here in the province of Bulacan, to modernizing business operations of different industries, NexBridge truly has proven its worth on why it should be built, even within just a year of service.
As Sir Bart always says, He has always believed in the capabilities and skills of fresh graduates of Bulacan. Looking back on how we were during our interviews, he proudly claimed that the employees have grown to be the professionals they want to become, even though they were all still a work in progress.
Sir Elbridge has also given his welcome remarks and has shared his vision as chairman of the Holdings. He has stated that he has great plans with the company and anticipates expansion within the next few months.
The event ended with a few karaoke songs and beers to celebrate that day’s success. It was truly a very memorable day to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new home as we also welcome greater opportunities for the company.