Nik follows in family’s footsteps

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 May 2012

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A MAN whose grandfather may have been related to famous Victorian property auctioneers has followed his forefathers’ footsteps – by setting up a lettings agency.

Alex Clark Lettings has recently been started up in Weston, run by 29-year-old Loxton-born Nik Bugler. The business will be offering rental properties in the surrounding area, from Clevedon to Cheddar.

Mr Bugler’s grandfather, Norman Toogood, could be related to property auctioneers Toogood and Palmer from about 1860.

He is appealing to local historians to help explore the link further. Mr Bugler said: “Buildings and property are in my blood. My father is a builder and I started working with him from an early age. I even raised the money to start this business by renovating and selling on a house.”

In future, Mr Bugler wants to expand the business and open physical premises in the town.

He added: “In the short term I’ll be moving into my first premises and taking on staff and growing our lettings portfolio.”


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