Brett sells businesses and has done for 30 odd years. His background is extensive but not traditional. At 19 he owned a 24-hour service station (a pioneering concept in those days), he then enjoyed a stint as a “jolly” publican, before entering the world of performance-based sales.
Brett credits self-employment and his commitment to self-improvement, as the foundations of his successful business broking career. Through his experience he has acquired a depth of knowledge, knowledge that he readily imparts with his clients. Brett is committed to helping people figure out what they want, where they want to be, and how to thrive once they get there. He holds firm to the premise that although we are business focused, we are also people; emotions and feelings are always at play. When making decisions we not only turn to the facts, we also engage our gut feel. Learning how to navigate a deal while honouring both, is where Brett’s strengths lie.
Beyond this, Brett is a confidant, a financial analyst, an appraiser, a marketer, a communicator, an IT geek, a negotiator, and a steady hand to hold during the sales process.
The following testimonial provides the benchmark to which Brett continually works to maintain.
“Having been in the accounting industry since 1987 and having built-up a very large client base we have a large number of clients who buy and sell businesses. At no stage during the years I have been in this industry have I come across someone so dedicated as a Corporate Broker as Brett Clarkson. His level of professionalism and the way in which he has gone about communicating with not only the buyers but also with the selling party in respect of the business has been outstanding.”
Testimonial from Brent Smith, Director, Ainger Tomlin, Chartered Accountants, Christchurch
"I am accountant and financial advisor for Pot Hole People Ltd a construction contracting client based in Christchurch. I have been accountant and financial advisor for this company since 1987. The shareholders of Pot Hole People Ltd recently made a decision to their company. They selected Brett Clarkson as their authorised agent to sell the company on a national programme. I would like to congratulate your company and the way in which Brett Clarkson has handled the sale of my clients company.
Elaine having been in the accounting industry since 1987 and having built•up a very large client base we have a large number of clients who buy and sell businesses. At no stage during the years I have been in this industry have I come across someone so dedicated as a corporate broker as Brett Clarkson. His level of professionalism and the way in which he has gone about communicating with not only the buyers but also with the selling party in respect of the business has been outstanding.
With every part of the process we as the sellers have been kept informed of the progress of each of the potential buyers. The document Brett has produced to table to potential buyers has covered all the information required to make an informed decision.
Please pass on our congratulations to Brett in the manner with which he has handled the sale and as an accountant I would be extremely happy to recommend him to any potential client looking to sell their business.
We thank you for the services you have provided."
"We were very impressed with Brett's professionalism and how he made the whole process from preparing prospective clients to visit our business to proposing sales offers a stress free experience. His friendly nature and attention to detail made it a pleasure to deal with him at all times and we were never pressured into anything. We feel like Brett genuinely cared about us and our business. We would definitely recommend Brett to anyone wanting great results when selling their business."
-Stewart and Sharon Cunningham
Pidcorp Engineering Ltd