We are

A team with a wealth of experience

We help you bring your brand and objectives to life, while making sure your audience really engages with what you have to say.

By marrying face-to-face experiences with PR, social media and campaigns, we ensure your audience hears and experiences what you have to say in the right place, at the right time.

From seeking out where your audiences are, through to ideation and execution – we guarantee the wow factor each and every time while delivering amazing results.

Lee Ashton

Managing Director

Lee has 20 years' experience working in the events and comms industry, and during this time has enjoyed working with brands such as Pets at Home, Mothercare, New Look and Intel. This has given him a unique understanding of how brands work, what they need from agencies and how teams can deliver large and smaller scale events and projects.

As founder of Bugler Smith, Lee is involved at different levels in the majority of the agency's projects, while also managing the business, plans for growth and development of the team. As an agency, we're always looking for new and innovative ways to engage or excite our clients and their audiences.

Natalia Togher

Client Services Director

Natalia has more than 15 years' experience working within both large global agencies and smaller niche independent agencies. She has worked as strategic lead for campaign/brand repositioning for some of the UK’s largest independent and public sector brands, including Lambrini, Pets at Home, Airbus, NatWest and the NHS.

As Client Services Director, Natalia is responsible for the leadership and development of the account management team, and ensuring projects are delivered to the highest standards. Natalia also works with our client partners on campaign strategy and measurable KPIs.

Victoria Burke

Account Director

With more than 10 years industry experience, Victoria has delivered a range of campaigns for some of the country’s top FTSE100 companies including Ashtead Group, Tesco and United Utilities, as well as retail giants B&M and Marks & Spencer.

Specialising in events and experiential, Victoria understands the importance of face-to-face communications and how to use live events as a channel within an integrated marketing approach.

Dean Smith

Head of Design

Over the past 9 years, Dean has worked in large advertising agencies across London, Sydney, Amsterdam and Manchester,. He's led and delivered integrated campaigns for clients including eBay, Heineken, Virgin Atlantic, Natwest and Swinton Insurance.


Dean has a vast amount of experience in design across all areas with a particular focus on digital, UX and campaign creative.

Ryan Owen Gibson

Head of Social Media

Ryan has almost a decade of marketing and communications experience and specialises in delivering disruptive and results-driven social media campaigns for brands.

He’s worked with a range of household brands, including Mars Drinks, Dulux and Silver Cross, as well as some of the UK’s leading companies operating in the B2B sector such as AIG, DWF and Bruntwood.