Steve was born in Rotorua and joined BP Oil 1973. Steve had many and varied roles within the operations area of storage & handling and the distribution of fuel supplies throughout New Zealand. One of Steve’s many highlights was managing Wiri Oil Services ltd. in Auckland for the Oil Industry. This facility service’s the greater Auckland region for all fuel supply for road transportation and aviation fuel to the Auckland Airport. The experience in the Oil Industry helped Steve gain a very good understanding of storage & handling, supply chain logistics and distribution planning.
After 26 years with the Oil industry, moving around New Zealand, Steve then ventured into retail. Steve and his wife establishing a well-known gift retail store in Mount Maunganui. This was followed by a move into local manufacturing. Steve bought into a manufacturing company in 2001, followed by taking full ownership of the business in 2007, then selling the business successfully through Link Business Brokers in early 2018.
The experience and knowledge gained in Steve’s working career, and then having owned a retail store and a manufacturing business over 17 years, is therefore invaluable when it comes to understanding how to succeed in business. This experience, and success, is also then very helpful when it comes to helping business owners to prepare their business for sale and to achieve the best sale price. Steve, from having owned businesses, understands only to well the complexities of what’s required for the preparation of a good business sale and to achieve the best results.
Steve lives with his partner Louise and has two children. Steve’s main interests are motorsport and general fitness activities.