Our History

Howard Group was originally founded as a Bedford-based coal and coke delivery business in 1935 by CAEC ‘Jimmy’ Howard. After the war, the company’s activities expanded to include the manufacture of building blocks and further diversified into engineering, warehousing, retailing and transport. By the 1980s Howard Group was starting to emerge as a significant investor in commercial property, developing many of its own properties. These included a sizeable portfolio of office, industrial and retail premises. Over recent years, Howard Group has focused exclusively on its property investment, development and venture capital activities.


Our Values

Through the generations, at the heart of our family and business sits a strong Christian faith. We seek to ensure that our values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, stewardship, sacrificial service, dignity and respect are promoted in all our dealings, both personally and professionally. To this end these values form the foundations of our six guiding principles, which inform how we do business.

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Purposeful Stewardship

Fostering success, significance and sustainability as a family-owned company.

We explore what stewardship and responsible ownership means to a family-owned business; in terms of our behaviours, our relationships and our outlook as a family.

Contact Us

Howard Group
93 Regent Street
01223 312 910