It has been steered by four generations of the Gaggero family and today proudly operates on an international scale with an extensive range of companies spanning across the Travel, Tourism, Security, Aviation and Technology Industry in the UK, Gibraltar, Spain, Morocco and the USA.
Initially established as a small shipping agency in 1810, the year Beethoven composed Fur Elise, Napoleon annexed the Kingdom of Holland and the first steamboat sailed down the Ohio River, the company was acquired by the Gaggero family. To this day, it continues to trade, evolve and prosper under that one family. You can navigate through our rich heritage by visiting our interactive timeline here.
Within our diverse portfolio we have over 15 different companies with customers spanning across the world. Whilst each company has its own history and personality, we are all driven by the same corporate goals, to innovate, pursue excellence and deliver superior customer service. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in the delivery of all our products and services.
Our focus on creating innovative products and services has been developed within a sound and robust corporate governance framework ensuring that our exposure to risk is always measured and mitigated. Our investment platform provides long term security, through ring fencing, diversification by geographical location as well as sector and self-reliance.
Built on the foundation of core and traditional family values, our longstanding relationships with our staff, customers, partners, suppliers and the communities we serve, stretch back many decades and are based on trust and reputation. More than two centuries after it was established the Group remains true to these values which drive us, our business ventures and our employees today. Upholding and protecting this reputation is a key component to any business decision we make, and a value upheld by all our employees.
The leadership of the Group is driven by knowledgeable, passionate and committed individuals who instill a strong sense of belonging from the top down ensuring the family business legacy and values transcends throughout the organisation. These values are increasingly rare attributes within the business world and engender a level of extraordinary loyalty and commitment.
The achievements of the talented individuals we have within the Group, which come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures enables the Group to make a major contribution to the local communities in Gibraltar, Spain, UK and Morocco. We place an emphasis and focus on philanthropic initiatives that positively impact our society especially through healthcare and education.
Our ability to navigate through uncertainty is what sets us apart. Surviving moments of great stress teaches us all that brighter days always lie ahead. Our resilience and growth over the decades have shown that our commitment to deeply held values makes good business sense. With access to self sufficient liquidity, we are afforded the ability to think and act without the need to compromise. With the commitment of the Gaggero family, and adherence to core principles and values, Bland Group remains well placed to evolve and prosper.