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In 1998, Hendrik Gerryts established the HGG Financial Group with much excitement and anticipation. It was the year he purchased the firm Philip Marais Accountants CC and traded under this name for two years. "I did not want to change the name of the company immediately. I wanted to wait until my clients became fully acquainted with me and knew the quality of the service I provide. After two years I was satisfied that my clients knew me well enough for me to change the name of the company," says Hendrik.

Thus Hendrik Gerryts Incorporated came into being in 2000, with its offices in 2 Lourensford Road, Somerset West. "When I walked into the office on the first morning, I was a little nervous about what lay ahead, yet I was very excited about the new challenge! I wanted to function independently and deliver the quality of service that knocks clients off their feet. I wanted to provide forward-thinking financial services, with the emphasis on a one-stop service. I am grateful that the economic climate was in a growth phase at the time, which meant I did not take too high a risk.

"I have always had a strong desire to deliver a one-stop service, and this dream was eventually realised. I gradually started providing other services in addition to the accounting services. My clients found it to their liking and this was the green light to continue as such."

At the end of 2005, early 2006, Hendrik Gerryts Group and Gerryts & Strydom Consult, which replaced Hendrik Gerryts Incorporated, moved to new offices in Cloetenburg Place, 10 Fagan Street, Somerset West. The larger offices were also the beginning of the HGG Financial Group, as the company is known today, with a wide range of services and divisions. "The business grew with relevant services because I wanted to meet all my clients' needs. I want to offer them an unforgettable service, reflected in our slogan of 'forward-thinking finance'.

"One of the highlights of the company was when I was able to register it as the HGG Financial Group, comprising several divisions. In 2014, we also developed an entirely new corporate identity that we still use today. I believe our professionalism and quality are portrayed through the design and use of elegant colours."

Hendrik focuses on creating a "family feeling" among the staff, but with a strong emphasis on professionalism and good client relations. "I am very proud of the work performed by our 80-plus staff members. Some of them have been working with me since those early days!"

Our logos

This is how our logos have changed since 1989:

Our staff

HGG Financial Group believes in spoiling staff because of the significant contribution they make to the success of the company. Special days are therefore celebrated and the year-end is always a big celebration.

Have a look here at photos over the years.

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