Link Business

Nick Stevens

General Manager

Phone: +64 9 555 6040
Mobile: +64 21 641 978
Office: Northland

People often ask what Nick specialises in at LINK. The answer is that he specialises in selling businesses. It does not matter if it is under $1million or over $50million, the enjoyment is in doing the deal and having a happy Purchaser  and Vendor.

Nick 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. While he has specialised in the franchise sector he has and still does sell businesses across all sectors. He has been 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, 2019 and 2020 the office 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!” 


Would you like to understand what your business is worth? 

To get a FREE, no obligation appraisal of your business and learn how best to prepare it for sale, in order to maximise sale price, email Nick now at


  • 2016 Best marketer of the year
  • 2015 Most businesses sold
  • 2015 No 2 Broker of the year
  • 2014 No 4 Broker of the year
  • 2013 No 2 Broker of the year
  • 2012 Sales person of the year
  • 2012 No 1 in Marketing
  • 2010 Broker of the year
  • 2007 No 1 in Marketing
  • 2007Most mandates in the office
  • 2007 Exceptional performance in sales
  • 2006 Exceptional performance in sales