PROGRESIF Cellular yesterday announced that Cultivate Bistro as being the first business to set up shop at the Progresif Headquarters in Gadong.
Cultivate is not just any regular café. As a local food business, Cultivate seeks to help other micro, small and medium food companies discover their own potential and explore possibilities for business within the confines of a cultural and community hub that is Progresif headquarters.
At the same time, Cultivate will run a full-fledged kitchen with an enticing menu, serving both local and western cuisine.
Cultivate Bistro Manager Afizah Sim said, “At Cultivate, we seek to bring a dining experience to customers who wish to enjoy comfort food in a relaxed environment.
“At the same time, we want to provide a platform for home-based food businesses, giving them an opportunity to use Cultivate as a space for a few months to give them a glimpse of what it is like to run a food and beverage establishment.
“In doing so, they can explore and learn about the many ways to get their own businesses to grow out of their homes,” she said.
“If these businesses feel ready to establish their own branch, they would be better equipped with real world knowledge having gone through the experimental period. Otherwise, they could also return and use our infrastructure if they need to build more exposure,” she said.
Progresif Chief Marketing Officer Devin Edwards said that Cultivate’s presence at its headquarters will reinforce the company’s commitment to support the development of local entrepreneurship.
“We’re pleased to have Cultivate established its branch at the Progresif Headquarters. We look forward to seeing them in action as they work on helping small local businesses develop further.
“Cultivate’s presence at our headquarters is aligned with our objectives for the headquarters to become a cultural and entrepreneurial hub for the local community,” he said.
As an added feature to the business, patrons of Cultivate will get the chance to see live broadcast sessions brought by deejays on Progresif Radio.
Progresif Headquarters seeks to become a central hub for all local, cultural and entrepreneurial activities.
The support for creative talents and local entrepreneurs will ultimately help stimulate the creative scene which can become an engine of growth for the local economy.