Sami Chesterton

Business Broker
Office: Christchurch


After several years in media sales in London & New York Sami returned to Christchurch to start a family and a new career. With her considerable experience in sales, marketing, media and residential property, moving into business brokering  was a natural progression and one that has enabled her to get the best possible outcome for her clients.

Joining LINK allows Sami to utilise over 20 years of sales experience and coupled with her passion, knowledge and drive will provide clients with exceptional service and results.


“We first approached Sami regarding a couple of hospitality opportunities that we were interested in , but nothing seem to suit. We sat down and had a good chat.

We described what we currently did through our hospitality agency and immediately Sami had the perfect fit for us which was a business she had just listed, and had not gone to market yet. It suited what we were doing and looking for, so we have gone unconditional today. Would highly recommend Sami, if you want to sell your business.”

Cliff & Tina, July 2021

Communication is key! Sami was incredible at keeping us up to date with all that was going on. Sami was instrumental and highly motivated in finding a buyer for our business. The transition was made smooth and stress free as possible due to her care and professionalism throughout the whole process. Will be my go to next time I buy or sell aa business.

Owner of Multi Award Winning Cafe, Hello Sunday, January 2021


Sami Chesterton never over promised, but she certainly did over deliver. Right from the start she was fantastic in explaining everything thoroughly and clearly, and then kept up fantastic and timely communication throughout the whole process. She listened, and took the time to understand my preferences not just in price, but including taking care of staff and landlords. I know Sami would have had many other clients but I felt prioritised, and she made herself always available. In the end, the sale was quick, smooth and a great success for all parties involved. I couldn’t recommend Sami more highly as an ethical, diligent, professional.

The Owner, The Institution, November 2020


Sami was an outstanding business broker. Entering the process of purchasing our first business was a daunting task to say the least…Sami was crucial in getting our foot in the door and managed every step of the process with a down to earth but professional attitude. I could not recommend her enough!

Purchaser, Hello Sunday


Sami was instrumental in the sale of our business.  She took the time to learn about our industry and made every effort to understand our reasons for selling.  We had always hoped to work collaboratively the purchaser after a harmonious sale process, and Sami was the key to this becoming a reality.  She always communicated with us swiftly and effectively throughout. 

Lisa and Martin Bennett, Twisted Hop Brewery


Sami was the agent we chose to present our business to the market. Her professional approach to advertising the business and advice to us on preparing the sale ensured a great result in the time scale she quoted. We would recommend Sami and would personally choose her again.

Cheviot Tearooms


We’ve recently bought a cafe business through Sami. What a great experience! For us, English is not our first language, we were worried that the process would be long and complicated. But Sami guided us through the whole purchasing process with clarity. Drawing out timelines for us to follow. All questions along the way were solved fast. Super customer service. Would strongly recommend Sami to anyone looking to buy or sell a business. 

Irene Chang, Black & White Coffee Cartel