The Bugler Group is an award-winning, family-owned residential property developer operating in London and the South East, with almost 35 years’ sector experience and a strong pedigree delivering successful private affordable and a mixed-use housing developments.
Our company is comprised of three specialist divisions including: Bugler Land, Bugler Developments and Bugler Homes – between these interconnected units, our offering spans land acquisition, construction, development, sales and aftercare.
We are proud to be a name trusted by clients and homebuyers alike, and believe it’s our deep investment in people which has helped build our strong reputation in the industry.
Known for delivering excellence and by being ultra responsive to opportunities in the marketplace, we are as passionate about quality homebuilding today as Tom Bugler was when he founded the business over three decades ago.
MEET THE DRIVERS BEHIND BUGLER’S SUCCESS
Group Chief Executive
Bugler Homes Chief Executive
Group Financial Director
Group Land Director
Comprising three distinct units, each with its own expertise and disciplines, Bugler’s divisions can be deployed separately or in synergy to operate as a unified network.
Quite simply, our Land team finds great opportunities at the outset, our Homes division creates beautiful, contemporary places to live and our Development team looks after all the technical aspects, as well as providing an excellent aftercare service for residents.
With deep sector experience in each area, we can adapt our model to work with our clients and partners in whichever way they prefer, according to budget and appetite for risk.
Strategic land-led opportunities & partnerships
Building high-quality houses
Providing desirable homes for sale on the private market
Chief Executive Statement
As we approach our financial year end, I’m delighted to report that we have once again enjoyed a very successful and profitable year.
Before I highlight all the positives, I must start with reflecting on the passing in January of our founder and former Chairman Tom Bugler. To Denis, Kieran and I, Tom was not only our father but also an inspirational business colleague to whom we owe a great debt for the knowledge and expertise he has handed down to us. To everyone else at Bugler and business associates beyond, Tom’s gregarious and loving personality, coupled with his generous and problem-solving nature, will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
It was pleasing that Tom got to witness and embrace perhaps the highlight of our year, our rebrand together with the establishment of Bugler Land as a new member to our Group. Having maintained the same logo since 1987 and having made no changes to the Group structure since 2001, much soul searching and a considerable amount of time and thought went into to creating our new brand and logo. It gave us an opportunity to encompass and reassert our core values and to set the tone for our future plans. We feel we have successfully managed to exhibit our core strengths and skill set, highlighting that we are a fully integrated contractor/developer with expertise in land, construction and development. The 200 plus guests who attended our launch evening got to fully understand and appreciate our exciting plans for the future.
Overall, the Group have enjoyed another positive year with Developments returning profit levels in excess financial year ending 31 March 2016 and projections for financial year ending 31 March 2017 strongly suggesting we will improve on that return. In what many would consider a very challenging period for contractors, we are delighted to report such positive news.Of particular note, the year saw us complete our biggest contract to date, namely the construction of 155 new apartments for A2Dominion. Back in 2012, this site was sourced by our land team and introduced to A2Dominion and together we worked up a design that is both extremely attractive and cost effective. The project, with its signature 10 storey tower block was completed on time and within budget.
The year has also seen Bugler Homes make great advances as we plan to grow our private sale development through this route. Our site at Bagshot was purchased in March and we are currently looking to improve the existing planning permission to create 18 luxury family homes. In November, we were delighted to receive planning permission for the construction of 38 private sale apartments at our site at Woodford Road, Watford. We anticipate starting construction on both these exciting projects in the next financial year and we actively looking for other opportunities which will enable us to grow Bugler Homes as per our Business Plan.
Once again, the year saw us active in the land market and in order to further develop this particular area of expertise, Bugler Land was incorporated as the third sister Company under the control of Bugler Group. For confidentiality reasons, I’m not at liberty to exemplify any of the deals we are currently involved with but we are putting together some very exciting and we believe lucrative deals which will benefit both Bugler Homes and Bugler Developments.
Of course, none of our success would be possible without the wonderful team we have at Bugler. Throughout our organisation we are blessed with loyal, hardworking and committed staff who proudly wear the badge of Bugler as they constantly seek to better themselves and the Company. As well as securing a Pride in the Job Award, our staff has received some fantastic feedback from our many clients and consultants and we will continue in our user-friendly teamwork based approach as we tackle all future projects.
Looking forward, we are in an enviable position as a financially sound multi-faceted Company. We will continue contracting with our Housing Association and Local Authority partners, developing quality homes for private sale and sourcing land opportunities. This skill set makes us an ideal Joint Venture partner, an area we intend to develop further throughout the next financial year and beyond.