(David Landa, Basil Gee and Joe Gerber)
Gerber Landa & Gee – 50 Years
Joe Gerber and David Landa were Scottish Bridge Internationalists who paired in the 1960s. They were also Qualified Chartered Accountants with their own businesses. In 1968 they decided to merge to achieve economies of scale and improve skills and opportunities. They invited Basil Gee to join them, and Gerber Landa & Gee began existence.
From inception, GLG has always prided itself on its involvement with social and community roots. Over the years hundreds of students have been trained to Professional Qualifications. Joe Gerber was a long standing member of the Scottish Arts Council who was instrumental in the formation of the Tron Theatre. GLG were founder sponsors of Mayfest, Glasgow Religious Museum, and Museum of Transport. A substantial investment was also made in Hampden Debentures to support the National Football Stadium.
The Firm has always been to the forefront in providing business support and advice to a wide ranging client base. GLG acted as Reporting Accountants to the first USM listed Company in the UK, rescued the Souvenir Shops at the Gateshead Garden Festival, and was instrumental in the financial restructuring and preservation of Partick Thistle Football Club.
GLG now celebrates 50 years in business. There have been many technical, ethical, and technological changes. With the support of clients and staff throughout, we have adapted and progressed. We continue to train students and to support staff and client aspirations.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, and as a tribute to the early involvement of GLG with the Arts, we are for the first time sponsoring a Play as part of the “Glasgow International Comedy Festival”. More will be planned throughout the year. All the Directors and staff of GLG sincerely thank every client and other connections for their support over the years.