AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND 2015 COME TO A CLOSE AND EVERYONE GETS READY TO START THE NEW YEAR, WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE A BIT ABOUT WHAT BFG HAS BEEN UP TO AND WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THE NEW YEAR. 2015 WAS AN INCREDIBLE YEAR OF GROWTH FOR BFG AND FOR THAT WE ARE BLESSED AND THANKFUL. WE STARTED THE YEAR WITH A FEW OUTINGS TO RECHARGE AND PLAN FOR THE YEAR AHEAD. THROUGH A TEAM-BUILDING SAILING EXERCISE AND A COMPANY RETREAT IN SANTA BARBARA, WE BUILT OUR VISION AND REAFFIRMED OUR COMMITMENT TO DO GREAT [...]
Thank you WeWork for sending us to London to visit our new UK-based client! We're so excited to have been selected as one of 15 winners to receive a free ticket to London on Virgin Atlantic in premium economy. We're leaving on Wednesday, December 9, returning on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. We'll have the opportunity to work from the WeWork Moorgate location and hopefully connect with the other contest winners from L.A., S.F., and NYC while we are there. We have two days of client meetings booked so far, and of course, the weekend for some fun. We'll be sure to post pictures and [...]
After 3.5 years at the 1450 2nd Street location, BFG got a workplace upgrade - in a big way. We're excited to announce our new office location at the newly-opened WeWork Promenade location as of September 1, 2015. To add to the list of upgrades, we're pleased to present the new BFG website. Inside the new BFG offices at WeWork Promenade in downtown Santa Monica. Brendan interviews a non-local candidate via FaceTime in our new office.
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