Following a degree in accountancy and finance, Richard Bugler qualified with a national firm of accountants, then joined Albert Goodman in 1994. Since becoming a partner in 1999 Richard developed a portfolio of larger local businesses in a variety of sectors, in the Yeovil and Weymouth areas, providing a comprehensive service, including many family-owned businesses.
In May 2016 Richard Bugler became the Managing Partner of Albert Goodman, assuming overall responsibility for the firm’s management, strategy and the 300 staff and partners across 8 offices in Somerset and Dorset. Richard still retains a smaller client base and assists clients in a variety of corporate transactions such as business sales, acquisitions, management buyouts, and reorganisations. Richard takes ultimate responsibility for maintaining the Albert Goodman culture and reputation developed over 150 years. The firm cherishes this culture along with the long-standing presence in the local community. Albert Goodman has always sought to adopt a modern approach with traditional values which Richard believes are timeless.
Albert Goodman is fortunate to be in a region that is brimming with local talent and supports and facilitates local growth where possible. Albert Goodman takes great pride in its ability to offer a range and quality of professional services associated with city firms delivered by its teams who are based locally. Albert Goodman works with many fantastic local businesses and one of the most satisfying elements of the Albert Goodman role is helping these businesses prosper and grow. The Somerset and Dorset business environments are very dynamic with many Albert Goodman clients successfully operating nationally and internationally.