Nick Stevens is a Senior Business Broker at LINK Business Broking in Ellerslie. He is married, has a family and enjoys water sports, fishing and socialising with friends.
Having owned several businesses and worked in many more, Nick clearly understands the many challenges facing business owners, including how to get the very best price when selling their business.
Coming from a strong sales and marketing background, Nick has personally helped 160 business owners market and sell their businesses over the last 7 years. He specialises in the Franchise area and has facilitated the sale of many national and international brands such as Subway Stores, Coffee Clubs, CACI Clinics, Esquires Coffee Houses and numerous other franchises such as FIFO, Cobb and Co, Super Shuttle, New Zealand Post and Toyworld along with general businesses. Nick also been involved in the sale of Franchise Systems and master franchises with one to over 200 franchisees.
Nick presents seminars to business owners on all aspects of grooming businesses for sale and the sales process itself, as well as writing regular articles for national franchising magazines.
Nick has won numerous awards for Business broking in New Zealand and most recently in 2011 and 2012 was awarded the Broker of the Year award for LINK Ellerslie. He recently was awarded the very prestigious New Zealand Salesperson of the Year award for 2012 for the LINK group.
Nick’s focus is on helping business owners properly prepare their business for sale and then undertaking an effective, professional, ethical and results-focused sales process to achieve the very best sale price. As Nick says “You only get one chance to sell your business so it makes sense to do it right!”
What clients say about Nick Stevens;
The Coffee Club
Nick Stevens from Link Business Broking has been our primary consultant for franchisee recruitment in New Zealand and has successfully franchised the majority of our 26 cafés and restaurants opened over the past 5 years. During this time we have always found Nick to be highly professional and conscientious. Nick has ensured he has a thorough understanding of The Coffee Club franchise system and this has resulted in a high success rate of approval of new franchisees introduced to us by him.
The Coffee Club New Zealand would have no hesitation in endorsing both Nick Stevens and Link Business Broking to any other franchise group appointing a franchisee recruitment consultant or a business owner appointing a business broker to sell their business.
Thanks and regards
The Coffee Club New Zealand
Wendys Supa Sundaes
We have worked closely with Nick Stevens over the last 7 years on numerous occasions. He understands fully our requirements regarding the quality and standard of people we require to become Wendy’s franchisees. We can without doubt strongly recommend him and we will continue to be working with him on an ongoing basis".
"Caci has dealt with Nick Stevens now for probably 8 years, during which time we have found him to be honest, professional and diligent. Nick adds value to our sales process through his many years of experience, and wide network of business contacts.Nick handles all of our new franchise work in addition to established franchise sales".
"Hi Nick, I really appreciate the effort you have gone into on my behalf and your vote of confidence means the world to me. I do look for that extra bit of reassurance especially in people I hold in high regard who are successful and above all ethical. Your manner of handling this process and my interests have been above and beyond the call of duty and at no time have you made me feel under any pressure to just write the cheque. Your focus is clearly on your client's interests and not sales only orientated. That I sincerely appreciate and wanted to acknowledge."
"I have worked with Nick over a period of eight years in the marketing of both new business opportunities and existing retail businesses for sale. Nick has always been thoroughly professional and commercially focused; I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick and would be happy to provide further information if required".
Group General Manager Sports & Leisure, ARNZ & Retail Development
Associated Retailers Ltd