Bland Group

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Bland Group
Private company
Industry Manufacturing
Precision Engineering
Founded Irish Town, Gibraltar (1810 (1810))
Founder Marcus Henry Bland
Headquarters Cloister Building, Market Lane, Gibraltar
Area served
Gibraltar, United Kingdom, Morocco
Key people
James Gaggero (Chairman)
Total assets GBP 150 Million
Number of employees
860 (2012)

The Bland Group Ltd. is made up of a number of small and medium-sized operating companies based in Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Morocco.


The Gaggero family has been running the business since 1891 although the company began in 1810 when Marcus Henry Bland, from Liverpool began a shipping company from his house in Irish Town, Gibraltar.

In 1931 the Bland Group started Gibraltar Airways (later GB Airways). The group sold GB Airways to EasyJet in 2008.

The board[edit]

James Gaggero is chairman of the board of directors.

Notable operating companies[edit]

The Gaggero Foundation[edit]

The Gaggero Foundation is an independent private charitable body established by James Gaggero through the Bland Group in 2008. The foundation's purpose is to support and initiate programs that aid education, family welfare and community health in the geographic areas of Gibraltar, Morocco and Andalucia.[1]


  1. ^ Gaggero Foundation website Archived 9 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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