Yempo Pioneer Office Officially Opened
Yempo commenced in 2015 with its head office at Oakridge, Cebu. Six months later, we recruited our first Makati-based staff. The Makati team was accommodated in serviced offices in the first year while we grew sufficiently to warrant our own office. We started the search for a Makati site in May 2016 and found space in Pioneer House, in the prime Ayala district of Manila’s commercial business district. The space needed a complete workover, which commenced in June.
Our office in Pioneer was repainted, recarpeted, had light-blocking offices removed and glass partitions installed. It is segmented into two areas as one of our clients secured a large, dedicated space for their anticipated growth. The office houses facilities such as a wet pantry, a conference room, and a large staff lounge. It accommodates 56 staff and is unfortunately almost full! We are currently sourcing our second Makati office.
Yempo Makati staff moved into their new Pioneer House office on 1st October, with the official opening held on December 9th. We were joined by friends, clients and overseas visitors for the official ribbon cutting and an office tour. CEO Michelle Fiegehen presented our achievements over 2016 and COO Ian Parkin shared his vision for 2017. Makati Office Manager Ronnie van Gelder entertained the group with his comparison of his former life in a small Dutch town, to his new life in the massive city of Manila.
The event concluded with a 2-tier piñata cake.