Nick Giles

Head of Hospitality New Zealand
Office: Auckland – Ellerslie


Nick is Head of Hospitality New Zealand at LINK and a multi award-winning Business Broker. Whilst he has a strategic focus developing the Hospitality team nationwide, Nick is still very much a broker at heart and is still selling!

Nick loves hospitality! He likes it so much that he bought his own cafe! Some 17 years ago, he left his office job and spent 6 months researching and learning everything he could about cafes before buying Roasted Addiqtion Café in Kingsland. Having enjoyed the experience of buying, running (for 5 years) and then selling his own café business, Nick turned his attention to helping other hospitality owners sell their businesses.

Nick has been in the top 3 sales people at Link Business Broking Ltd for the last 13 years running and has been involved in the sale of well over $100M of hospitality businesses! At LINK’s International Conference in Fiji Nick won both the 2016 New Zealand Broker of the Year award and the 2016 International Broker of the Year award. He was also finalist in the REINZ Business Broker of the Year category.

He has also won the 2017 New Zealand Broker of the Year and 2017 International Broker of the Year award and recently picked up 2020 Broker of the Year for LINK’s Ellerslie office.

Nick’s passion is really understanding how each business ticks both financially and operationally and then finding out how to add the maximum value to the business. Nick enjoys the process of helping and advising buyers immensely. It can be a daunting prospect buying a business and people feel immediately comfortable once they learn that Nick has been through the process and understands what they are experiencing. Whether you are an experienced café or restaurant owner or someone looking for their first step in the exciting world of hospitality, Nick is always happy to chat.

If you are thinking of selling your business, either now or in the future, Nick is always happy to pop around for a Flat White (no sugar) and a chat.

Seven reasons to work with Nick:
• Direct experience of having bought, run and sold his own hospitality business
• Over $100M of hospitality business sales
• Consistently among the top sales performers across all sectors
• One of the best known and most successful brokers in the sector
• A wealth of industry-specific knowledge
• Huge network of both buyers and sellers across the market
• Experience in selling across all aspects of hospitality: cafes, restaurants, bars, wedding and conference centres, hotels, food and beverage manufacturing and distribution, freehold going concerns


  • 2021/2022 – LINK Chairman's Club, Best of the Best Brokers, 2nd entry
  • 2019/2020 – LINK Chairman’s Club, Best of the Best Brokers, 1st entry
  • 2019/2020 –  LINK, Ellerslie – #1
  • 2017/2018 – LINK, Ellerslie #4
  • 2016/2017 – LINK International Broker of the Year
  • 2015/2016 – REINZ Broker of the Year Finalist
  • 2015/2016 – LINK International Broker of the Year
  • 2015/2016 – LINK New Zealand Broker of the Year
  • 2015/2016 –  LINK, Ellerslie #1
  • 2014/2015 – LINK, Ellerslie #4
  • 2013/2014 – LINK, Ellerslie #2
  • 2012/2013 – LINK Ellerslie #2
  • 2011/2012 – LINK, Ellerslie #3
  • 2010/2011 – LINK, Ellerslie #3
  • 2009/2010 – LINK, Ellerslie #2


What Nick's clients say about him:

"A massive thank you Nick for all the hard work you have put in to get the sale over the line in probably the most challenging times the hospitality industry has ever seen.  I appreciate it has been a long and complicated process and you have put in the hard yards when needed.  You have exceeded my expectations in terms of the lengths that you went to in getting the job done.  Your communication was always professional, on point and fast.  You were always there when needed and got things done quickly when required.  I can’t thank you enough – without your efforts, I’m not sure it would have happened"

“Hi Nick, just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help over the past couple of months. We can now see why you’re #1.
First night of service went well and it was a big night for the business so we are off to a roaring start!
Also a big thanks for the lovely champagne it was such a nice surprise.”
Cheers Dan and Derek'

“Your professionalism and patience throughout the whole process has simply been amazing to watch! We can smile about it now, but there were a few bumpy turns along the way. Tricky situations that you handled without fuss and solved efficiently as they arose..” DF

“Just wanted to send you a quick email saying thanks for all your help with getting the sale over the line. I'm not sure it would have happened without you! I imagine it wasn't your easiest deal ever, but hopefully the scars are healing and if I'm in a position at looking to sell then I'll definitely be giving you a call. Also, when I'm looking at buying another business (which maybe sooner than you think) I'll be back in touch as well. Thanks again." TL