10 YEARS OF GROWTH
This year marks the tenth anniversary of GVA’s existence, a journey that has been a compelling narrative of hard work, lucky breaks, triumph over adversity and, sometimes, fun. It all started on the 1st of May 2010 when Stephen Njoroge Gikera took the plunge, left his relatively secure job at the Attorney General’s Chambers and founded S.N Gikera and Associates. With just two members of staff and four files, the firm was established at its first location on the ground floor of Bemuda Plaza on Ngong Road. Its focus then was Dispute Resolution with a bias towards Litigation.
Such was the success of the firm that it precipitated a huge demand for its services, not just in Nairobi, but in Mombasa as well. Consequently, the Mombasa branch was set up in 2012 in the city centre with its primary focus being Conveyancing and Commercial Law.
2013 - Punit Vadgama Joined the firm
2015 - Opportunity in Mt. Kenya
GVA has grown in leaps and bounds. From the original three staffers, the firm now has more than 40 people with fully fledged departments like Accounting, Marketing & PR and Human Resources. Having run out of space in the Ngong Road premises, even after adding a floor, the firm moved to its present Westlands location in 2015. The Mombasa branch also outgrew its premises and moved to bigger spacious offices that it occupies to-date.
2020 - Over 100 clients
Caring for the community
Build individual creativity
Core Values - TEDD
THE NEXT 10 YEARS
We have embarked on a strategic plan dubbed GVA 2.0. This will involve embracing technology to leverage on a constantly changing business environment, international partnerships, broadening of the partnership board, internship programs to harness talent and training people both locally and internationally to align them with global best practices.
Even then, at GVA, care will be taken to ensure that as we move from a heavily localized entity to an international outlook, our core values are not lost. We intend to grow our charitable causes by dedicating a percentage of our earnings to these. Our scholarship fund continues to grow. Finally, our acts of charity will be aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the intention of teaching one to fish, enabling them to have fish for a lifetime, not just giving them fish for a day!