Nick Stevens is a Senior Business Broker at LINK Ellerslie, where he started broking in 2001. He has been General Manager of the Ellerslie office since 2017 to 2020. Nick has been a director of LINK International Group Ltd since 2008. A career working in sales and marketing, both as an employee and a business owner, earned him a true understanding of what it takes to succeed in this challenging business environment. Having personally experienced the trials of business ownership, Nick can relate to his clients’ needs, objectives and concerns, especially when it comes to getting the very best price for their business.
Nick has personally helped over 250 business owners’ market and sell their businesses since starting in 2001. When he was selling, he specialised in the franchise sector and was involved in the sale of franchise systems and master franchises, ranging from 1 to over 200 franchisees and sale prices from under $1m to the 10’s of millions. He has also facilitated the sale of many national and international brands along with many other market sectors
In his first two years as General Manager for the Ellerslie office he grew the business by over 60% to where it became the largest business brokerage office in New Zealand. In 2018 and 2019 it took out the REINZ award for Largest Business Brokerage in New Zealand. In 2019 the office one LINK award for of Excellence in Business Broking.
Nick presents seminars to business owners on all aspects of grooming a business for sale, including the sales process itself. He also writes regular articles for national magazines, social media and print such as the New Zealand Herald.
Nick is an award-winning broker. He has twice been awarded the Broker of the Year award for LINK Ellerslie, and has been the proud recipient of the prestigious, New Zealand Salesperson of the Year award, for the LINK group.
Passionate and focused, when helping business owners prepare for sale, Nick is thorough, professional and ethical. Undertaking an effective and results-focused sales process, to achieve the very best sale price, is his key to success
As Nick says, “You only get one chance to sell your business, so it makes sense to do it right!”