Pointwest marks another year of continuous growth and excellence with its 14th anniversary celebration, highlighted by the inauguration of its new 10th floor facility at Citibank Center, Makati on January 20, 2017.
To kick-off the inaugural event, Fr. Arnold Abelardo officiated the thanksgiving mass for the anniversary. The mass was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the blessing of the 10th floor space and renovated areas on the 12th floor.
Celebrations then proceeded to the Penthouse at V. Corporate Center to continue the program for the company’s 14th anniversary. “Imagineering Digital @ Pointwest,” the company’s 2017 slogan, has Mickey Mouse as a mascot. Keeping to the spirit of the chosen theme, Pointwest guests and employees came in their business attire while keeping to the Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year, Pantone Greenery, and sporting some Mickey Mouse accessories.
“Look at Spring, it means regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew. It also reflects vitality in the pursuit of people’s passion. The color of the year symbolizes a new beginning for 2017 and this is how we want Pointwest in 2017 – refreshed, revitalized and pursuing new passions.”Jowee Reyes, Pointwest Senior Executive for Admin & Finance
The highlight of the event was the Annual Service Awards, which recognizes the Pointwesters who have served for five and ten years. A total of 87 five-year awardees and 26 ten-year awardees received recognition for valuable service to the company. Pointwest President and CEO Beng Coronel and Pointwest Senior Executive for Business Development Renato Quizon presented the tokens and plaques to all the more-than-100 employees.
Some of the awardees shared their Pointwest journey at the podium. One of the ten-year awardees, Aina, talked about starting in a non-IT position to studying programming and eventually ending up a Business Analyst in her 10 years in Pointwest.
“If Pointwest ever gave out real hats for every role a Pointwester has served in the company, I believe I’ll need a big hatrack.”Aina, Business Analyst
A handful of awardees assigned to the United States also shared insights about their stay in the company, and how their experience has allowed them to grow both as a Software Engineer and a well-rounded person – knowledgeable, confident, and collaborative.
An animated video and speeches from Senior Executives caps off the event. The video unveils what’s in store for 2017 and explains the reason for the theme and in choosing Mickey Mouse as this year’s mascot.
“We have chosen ‘IMAGINEERING a TECHNOVOLUTION @ Pointwest’ as our theme with Mickey Mouse as our mascot. It highlights the need to imagine, innovate, create and execute flawlessly solutions and improvements for our customers. And just like Disney we aim to create moments, experiences and stories that survive several generations of our customers.” Beng Coronel, Pointwest President and CEO
Founded in 2003 by pioneers of the Philippine Global Sourcing industry, Pointwest creates value for its list of satisfied clients — including top Fortune 100 and local companies — with world-class IT and BPM services backed by international-standards methodologies and innovative practices.