New cafe to open at Progresif HQ

by Haadi Bakar
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Progresif Cellular has announced Cultivate Bistro as the first business to set up at its headquarters in Gadong.

The new cafe will run a full fledged kitchen at Progresif Headquarters with an enticing menu, serving both local and western cuisine.

Patrons of Cultivate will also get the chance to see live broadcast sessions brought by the talented DJs on Progresif Radio.

Progresif in a statement said that 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.

Progresif headquarters seeks to become a central hub for all local cultural and entrepreneurial activities.

“At Cultivate, we seek to bring a dining experience to customers that wish to enjoy comfort food in a relaxed environment.” said Afizah Sim, manager of Cultivate Bistro.

“At the same time, we want to provide a platform for home based food businesses by giving them an opportunity to use Cultivate as a space for a few months to give them a glimpse of what it’s like to run a food and beverage establishment.”

Afizah (3rd R) and her Cultivate Bistro team. Image courtesy of Progresif Cellular

Afizah said that these home based food businesses can then explore and learn about the many ways they could get their own businesses to grow out of their homes.

“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.

Devin Edwards, Progresif’s Chief Marketing Officer, said that Cultivate’s presence at Progresif Headquarters will reinforce the company’s commitment to support the development of local entrepreneurship.

“We’re pleased to have Cultivate establish their branch at the Progresif HQ. We look forward to seeing them in action as they work on helping small local businesses develop further,” said Edwards.

“Cultivate’s presence is aligned with our objectives for the headquarters; to become a cultural and entrepreneurial hub for the local community,” he added.

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