Link Business

Howard Brown

Business Broker

Phone: +64 7 579 4994
Mobile: +64 27 434 6900
Office: Bay of Plenty

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Howard’s extensive business background stems around ownership of both Retail and Real Estate Businesses. He owned a successful major Cycle Dealership in Dunedin and this involvement extended to an appointment as Director of a Bicycle manufacturing company for several years.

After selling the Business he joined the Real Estate Industry in 1995 and later purchased and established in partnership an internationally known franchise office in Wanaka with a branch office in Cromwell. He was involved in both business and commercial sales in this rapid growth region in Central Otago.

Following the sale of this Business Howard and his wife Jeanette moved to Tauranga and he has continued in Real Estate and was appointed in 2013 as Business Development Manager of a major Tauranga Franchise. A move now to Business broking will enable Howard to transfer his business and management skills to assist both his existing and new clients whether selling or buying a business.

He has been a member of the Rotary organisation and active in several sporting codes including football, cycling and golf.

Howard welcomes your enquiry if you are considering selling your business and you can be assured of complete confidentiality in all discussions. Engage him to work for you to achieve your desired result in a timely manner. He looks forward to your call.


Early this year we instructed Howard Brown from LINK to prepare an evaluation of our business, with a view to placing it on the market. After receiving this evaluation, we then instructed Howard to proceed with marketing our business to be sold. Howard prepared a substantial Information Memorandum about our business, which involved a significant amount of time on his part, to understand our business and prepare a suitable marketing plan. We were fortunate to receive several offers for our business within four weeks of it being placed on the market and ended up with an extremely favourable sale within a very short period of time. Howard made the whole process seamless with his timeliness and his ongoing communication was second to none throughout the whole process. We can vouch for Howard's integrity and honesty and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone selling or buying a business.
Mark & Lynda Middleton

We were impressed immediately with Howard’s approach to marketing the property. He was able to qualify prospects before bringing them to view the property, therefore ensuring that any prospects that he brought to view were genuinely interested in our type of property and business. Howard maintained a steady stream of such prospects, and we felt confident that the property would sell through Howard’s efforts. We found Howard to be professional, and yet friendly, in his approach towards us and the prospects alike. He operated with a high degree of integrity, honesty and transparency, making sure that all parties had all the necessary facts in order to make an informed decision. Howard secured a sale of our property in 16 weeks, which we consider to be excellent, given the nature of our business and some special circumstances associated with it. We have no hesitation in recommending Howard Brown to anyone who is looking to market their business.
Yours sincerely, Lynda Mekalick-Innes & Ross Innes

Throughout the entire sales process, Howard worked with us in a highly professional, diligent and compassionate manner. His level of communication was second to none, and he kept us fully informed on almost a daily basis of his activities. Howard worked tirelessly to pursue every sales lead, and ensured that potential buyers were fully informed about all aspects of the business. As is the case in any negotiations, there can be some difficult conversations. Howard approached these with a calm, reassuring and highly professional manner. At no point through the process did he ever deviate from his role of buyer’s agent, and was able to bring about a successful sale in a timely fashion. We have been particularly pleased with the outcome of the sale of our business, and are comfortable in saying that this has been made so much simpler, and no doubt quicker, because of Howard’s involvement. He clearly has a passion, and talent, for doing what he does and we are comfortable in saying that finding an agent of the calibre of Howard won’t be easy. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Howard to act as an agent for the sale of your business.
Yours sincerely, Louise & Wayne Cockburn