"The sale price was a great deal higher" - Frank

This email is to say thanks for the sale of my business. I was approached by Frank Pollard re selling my 30 bed Resthome which at that time wasn't on the market. Following some discussion, I agreed to let Frank market the property/business as he had a potential buyer.He appraised the business and put a value on it, a sale was made during a quick and smooth process. The sale price was a good deal higher than the appraised value.I found Frank to be honest and professional. He was easy to deal with and certainly proactive with the sale and communication between the two parties.I wouldn't hesitate...

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"Always communicating with me" - Alan

I engaged Alan Dufty to sell my electrical business that I had built over a 7-year period. I approached Alan after I received a referral to use him and I was instantly impressed with the way Alan came across in a professional, honest manner. Alan had previous success and experience in selling trade-based businesses and this was apparent from the first time we met, from his knowledge of different industries. The day it went to market he had a great response and within a few days we had a lot of interest.The background work Alan did on my business was very in depth, Alan had to learn a lot about...

"5 Stars all round" - Alan

Alan successfully sold my business within my expected time frame and I was very happy with the outcome. He showed professionalism dealing with both myself and potential purchasers throughout the entire process, guiding and helping me through an unfamiliar territory. I fully trust in Alan and his work, no doubt if I ever wanted to sell another business it would be through him. 5 Stars all round.

"Professional, Motivated, with an outstanding result" - Alan

I had three separate trading entities (all in the beauty industry) and I wanted to sell them all as a group, so knew it wasn’t going to be a standard sale.  After not feeling confident in the Brokers I spoke to in Christchurch I decided to look elsewhere. I contacted Alan at Barker Business Brokers and Alan returned my call straight away which was a lot different from the response I got from Brokers in Christchurch, they took 3-4 days which gave me no confidence at all. I found Alan to be professional, motivated and got us an outstanding result which had the settlement of our businesses...

"Honest, reliable and loyal" - Alan

I am writing this letter as I feel that not enough people in the world praise people for a job well done.Two years ago, we sold our shuttle business and then purchased a motel in the Coromandel. In both of these cases social media plays a large role, customers are quick to draw your attention to negatives (even if they are not correct), but people that only have nice stuff to say seldom leave comments.With the view to sell our shuttle business we contacted Alan Dufty on a recommendation from another business owner. After many conversations and great advice from Alan we decided to hold onto it for...

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"Bridget worked hard to understand our unique business" - Bridget

We were very fortunate to connect with Bridget when we decided to offer our business for sale. It was a new and daunting step for us and Bridget was amazing to collaborate with. Bridget worked hard to understand our unique business and was 100% professional throughout. Through Bridget, we were able to achieve a great result and we highly recommend her expertise.

"Attentive to vendor & purchasers in every way" - Paul

We just wanted to say how much we have appreciated your handling of the sale of our business. From the start to the very quick completion of our sale we found you to be exemplary in every way. You explained every step in the process and after one weekend you had several potential purchasers lined up. We were so impressed by your sifting through the contenders and arranging all of the meetings to suit each party. You were attentive to us and to the purchasers in every way and executed an extremely quick and business like sale, extremely favourable to us. Thank you so much for everything this has...

"Genuine, Professional & a man with Integrity" - Paul

I contacted Paul Moulton from Barker Business Brokers around July 2018 and he agreed to list my business for sale. He informed me it was not going to be an easy business to sell however he would do his best. Within a few of weeks of listing the business we had some serious interest and a while later Paul put forward a very reasonable offer. We entered into an agreement with a buyer however unfortunately due to very slow trading period in my business sector the deal fell over. Paul assured me we would sell the business providing the business revenue got back on track, so we go to work improving...

"What a great experience" - Bridget

We used Bridget back in May to July to sell our small wholesale business. From the first moment we met her, we were really impressed by her ability to listen carefully to what we wanted and also her enthusiasm about wanting to sell our business. Her attitude and communication with us throughout the sales process was always consistently good and it was a pleasure to deal with her. She regularly kept us up to date with the potential leads, then getting to the most serious candidates and finally onto the potential buyer. Overall, the most important thing was that the business sold, and very quickly!...

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"Nothing short of excellent" - Sean

Thank you for lunch today! Was great to catch up and celebrate all of our success.I just also want to say a sincere thank you to the team at Barker Business Brokers, but most importantly to Sean Burke, your role in the success of the Park Supplies business sale has been nothing short of excellent. I have been very pleased with the service you have provided, right from our initial meeting, to sourcing, vetting and presenting quality buyers, then navigating us through the challenging due diligence process to the final settlements. Your calm, experienced, professional and trustworthy manner was essential...

"Our buyers are an excellent match" - Darren

I highly recommend Darren to help you sell your business after he helped my wife and I successfully sell our established and successful business. He made sure he fully understood our business and what we needed from the sales process and then developed an excellent marketing package from this. His processes around qualifying and understanding our potential buyers, what they are looking for, and then matching the right buyers to our business, seemed spot on. Our buyers are an excellent match for our business and we feel our staff, customers, suppliers, and the business we built up, are in good hands...

"Stood out among the brokers we had dealt with"- Jason

We found dealing with Jason a pleasure, as he stood out among the brokers we had dealt with.His communication was clear and he was able to provide all the information required when we needed it.His help in getting from us initial interest to sales and purchase agreement then to settlement was crucial to us becoming the new owner of the business. Somehow Jason calmly negotiated everyone through all the obstacles to achieve a successful outcome for all.We would highly recommend Jason to anyone considering selling or buying a business.

"We have no regrets at all they were the perfect buyers" - Jason

Marg and I have never sold a business before and so required a broker that could lead us through all the many questions we had, such as how do we value the business, how to present the business for sale, what sort of people are we looking for, what are our duties during and after the sale etc.We asked our Accountant to value our business and if he knew any brokers that could sell our business for us, and he informed us that he would make enquiries through the brokers he knew, to find one that could sell a Landscape, contracting company.  We also made our own investigations and we both arrived...

"Velue for Money" - Darren

Darren made the selling process easy and proved value for money. He asked all the right questions before the listing went up so he could provide all the information the potential buyers needed straight away. I had never thought to go through a broker before a friend suggested it. We needed a fast sale and Darren made this happen while getting us the right price for our business. I would highly recommend him and the barkers team to anyone that is thinking of selling a business."

"Operated with integrity" - Darren

I worked with Darren to buy a business he was selling during which he was easy to work with and operated with integrity. He kept me fully informed right through the buying process and provided clear and transparent communication.

"Highly recommend and would use him again" - Jason

If you are thinking of selling your business and you want a business broker who will actively sell your business, then Jason is your man. This was not my first business sales experience with a broker but it was by far the best experience I have had. Most brokers were not interested in helping me sell my business due to its complex technical product mix and potentially limited buyer base. They just did not get it, nor did they want to take the time to even understand. But Jason had a different opinion and was open and willing right from the start. His advice and confidence was infectious, and he...

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"Professional and outstanding service" - Jason

We have recently worked with Jason, and although we ended up taking the business off the market, the process that we went through with Jason was a professional and outstanding service. I couldn’t recommend Jason highly enough. He was very accommodating to our needs and kept us informed at all times what he needed and when. His patience and understanding of any of our issues or concerns was remarkable.  He is highly motivated, extremely enthusiastic and I know he would have got us a great outcome if we had decided to keep going with the sale. Throughout the whole process it was really...

"Your calm approach and eternal all-pervasive optimism" - Jason

I can gladly oblige with a reference given the success of selling my business recently. The process was always bound to be traumatic after 42 years in the thick of it and certainly made convoluted by the 82 years of history under the company’s belt to try and seamlessly hand over to the new buyer. I am very grateful that you were the guy that first made contact with me as I couldn’t of asked for a better negotiator in the end. I wasn’t going to give things away and neither was the buyer about to buy anything overpriced so it was rather disconcerting to see the legal and accountant...

"You kept me well informed" - Darren

I appreciate your help in the sale of my business in that you delivered far more than I expected. You kept me well informed of the progress of the sale including prospective purchases comments and offers and also my requirements to complete the sale. I am unable to fault your handling of the sale in that your honesty and integrity was beyond reproach. The end result was more than I expected and appreciate the work you put into the sale to enable this favourable result."

"Experienced broker who will put the work in" - Alan

After making the decision to sell my business, I engaged the services of Alan Dufty from Barker Business. With three sides to the operation, the business was fairly complex consisting of an import wholesale division, a service division and also operating as a master franchisee. We had toyed with the idea of splitting the sale up, but after talking with Alan he recommended we sell all sectors together.Right from the start I felt we were in good hands. It was obvious Alan had a great deal of experience and throughout the process I found him to be honest, informative and knowledgeable.Alan received...

"Within 3 months we had an offer" - Mike

We had meet Mike privately prior to considering selling our business.  We discussed selling our business with Mike and he assured us there was an interested party out there but due to the nature of the business it may take up to 12 months to sell.  Within 3 months we had multi people interested in the purchasing and then before we knew we had an offer and within 6 months of listing, the business was sold.  Mike was a pleasure to deal with and he made the process very easy and enjoyable. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mike and Barker Business Brokers to anyone who is interested...

"Perseverance and never gave up" - Frank

Mr Frank Pollard of Barker Business Brokerage was appointed as our sales consultant who had the full authority to sell our aged care business from November 2017.  He showed his excellent professionalism in so many ways in the selling process and I was impressed with his timely and exact documentation for every meeting and consultation, the follow-up steps and marketing strategy and fantastic communication skills.  His knowledge of the aged care industry was another strength in his marketing procedure.  The most surprising character of Mr Frank Pollard during the marketing period...

"Always available to advise and help" - Frank

I recently purchased a second rest home (Glenbrook Rest Home) through Frank Pollard of Barker Business Brokerage. Frank, a professional Real Estate Agent, has an extensive knowledge of the Aged Care Industry.  He understands the day to day running of the Facility and its obligations towards the District Health Boards and the Ministry of Health. Frank, with his broad knowledge of the legal requirements with sales and purchases and having project management background was always available to advise and help work through timeframes of the various tasks involved in the process. Frank...I thank...

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"I was dealing with someone who made things happen" - Jason

After having my business on the market for 9 months with no quality buyers I decided to change Brokers and came across Jason Still from Barker Business.  In our first meeting I could tell I was dealing with someone who made things happen.  He had established a fair price for the business before we met and gave me a thorough and clear explanation as to how he had come to that.  After talking through a variety of strategies we settled on a plan, put it into action and within 10 days we had serious buyers in discussions and have since sold the business to one of the early interested...

"He was working hard to achieve results" - Geoff

After many years owning and managing my engineering business, the time came to retire and move on to a new chapter in life.About this time, I was contacted by Geoff Mackenzie from Barker Business Brokers, and after some introductory meetings, decided to list my business for sale with him.Once the business was advertised, Geoff vetted potential buyers and arranged after hours meetings at my premises for the purposes of presenting the business and furthering the interest of the various parties. After a reasonable time and process, we found a qualified buyer and the business was sold.I was pleased...

"His involvement & knowledge made the sale process a positive experience" - Frank

We engaged Frank Pollard from Barker Business Brokerage Ltd to market and sell our aged care facility in 2017.Frank was professional in his approach. He sat down and interviewed us to get a clear picture of what we wanted, what our facility encompassed and what kind of operator it would suit.He then introduced only vetted interested parties after they signed a confidentiality agreement. Frank communicated every step with us, there were no surprises.After a sale and purchase agreement had been signed, Frank planned and guided us through the sale process in a transparent manner. Frank knew what needed...

"Thanks for all your efforts" - Greg & Ping

I just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hard work in trying to sell our business, it has now gone unconditional and we are due to settle at the end of this month.Thanks again to both you and Ping for all your efforts.

"Alan came along and did the job!" - Alan

After trying to sell our Motel and Backpackers for over 2 years through various Real Estate Agents and Brokers, Alan Dufty came along and did the job. He had previously sold the purchasers busy Auckland business and suggested our lifestyle business in the beautiful Coromandel.The deal was subject to the purchasers selling their Auckland property which proved to be a little harder than thought. After a couple of variations to the agreement by Alan, allowing them more time to sell, we got the job done. They turned out to be a great fit for the business and the handover went smoothly.Thanks...

"Right from the initial meeting he impressed us" - Alan

In May 2017 we decided to list our manufacturing business for sale. Alan was recommended to us by a friend who had listed & sold their business with him the previous year.Right from the initial meeting with Alan he impressed us with both his knowledge & confidence in what he could deliver. He took the time to sit down with us & learn about both the intricacies of our business & the type of person we were ideally looking to sell to; and came up with a marketing plan to achieve the best possible outcome.Alan kept in close contact with us all the way through the process and his knowledge...

"It was a privilege to work with a professional" - Geoff

I would like to thank Geoff for his diligent efforts assisting my wife & me in purchasing our first business. Geoff made what could have been a daunting task very easy & enjoyable. He made himself available & worked hard to obtain all the requested information in a timely manner.It was a privilege to work with a professional who was so accessible and totally supportive. I greatly appreciate all Geoff has done and wish him continued success.I have no hesitation recommending Geoff Mackenzie to anyone wishing to acquire or sell a business.

"He delivered on all accounts" - Alan

After nearly 13 years of owning Screens R Us with my dear Mum we decided to approach a number of Business Brokers from different agencies to help with the sale of our company.  We decided to list with Alan Dufty from Barker Business Brokerage because out of all the Brokers we found him to be the most informative and had a proven track record.  We liked that he was confident about finding the perfect person and getting the best price for our business. After a few meetings with Alan he understood our business and knew the type of person we were looking for to take over and carry on with...

"A smooth and easy process" - Greg & Ping

I would like to thank you very much for helping me with the sale of my business Trio. It was a very emotional decision for me to sell my café as it was the first venture in starting my brand Trio, but you helped to make it a smooth and easy process. I will be sure to get in touch when I am next on the business buying or selling hunt 

"Effort, cost and time into achieving the ultimate end result" - Frank

Everyone has reservations about paying commission but I found as the sale process continued and I saw the effort, cost and time you put into achieving the ultimate end result that the commission charged was justifiable.The advertising, contacts, spreadsheets, the many trips up to Dargaville to talk with tire kickers, the follow ups, the negotiation with the final buyer and their accountant in Whangarei, discussions with my Lawyer and Accountant, formulating a purchase plan and timetable then guiding everyone through it must have been a task on it on.Thank you for coming up to Dargaville and taking...

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" Did an outstanding job" - Alan

After making the decision to sell my scaffolding business I was referred to Alan Dufty by a business associate who had said Alan did an outstanding job of selling one of his service sector businesses previously.Being a business I ran on the side, the P&L history wasn't the best, but the business had great potential for a full time working owner. Within a day of taking the business to market, Alan had a huge amount of interest and after our first meeting, we had an offer which we negotiated up to within $10K of the asking price. Alan drew up the offer and within another 10 working days, the...

"A high level of application and integrity" - Michael K

Michael was our broker in the recent sale of our business.His approach, from explaining and managing us through the process from the appraisal, advertising, eventual multi-party and sale was clear and effective.He generated extensive enquiries, showed the business to a number of well filtered, genuinely interested parties and generated two final offers, one of which we accepted.Throughout the sale process, he showed a high level of application and integrity and was well supported by the business principal. We would have no hesitation recommending Michael and Barker Business Brokerage to others...

"Positive & professional attitude" - Paolo

After making the momentous decision to sell our thriving business so we could retire, we interviewed several brokers from different companies and came to the conclusion that Paolo Delmonte from Barker Business Brokers was the man for the job. Paolo had a positive and professional attitude and understood what was required from a new owner. Being a specialist field the business required someone with knowledge and passion, as it was not a business  which just anyone could take over. Within a couple of weeks of listing in the middle of March 2017 Paolo felt he had found the right...

"Instrumental at getting the sale across the line!" - Brett

Brett sold our childcare centre for us in 2016; we found that he was great at communicating and updating us during the entire process.Brett was instrumental at getting the sale across the line, his knowledge around business and the selling of businesses was second to none, we couldn’t have achieved a result that exceeded our expectation without Brett.It goes without saying that we wouldn’t hesitate to only use Brett to sell on our behalf again.

"To successfully achieve a sale is a credit to both his resilience & diligence" - Mike B

In April this year, I sold our Radio Station through Mike Bryce, Barker Business Brokerage Ltd.After some research, I had decided that Barker was the most professional brokerage and so I approached Mike to sell our business.Straight-away Mike was in the car and on his way to Tauranga to meet with us and view our set-up. He displayed a genuine interest in gaining a complete understanding of the operation and what he was selling.At this stage Mike had no idea of what he was getting himself into. He would later describe this, as by far and away the most difficult of the many sales he had achieved...

"Diligent, thoughtful & committed to finalise a sale process" - Mike B

I had the pleasure of dealing with Mike in relation to the recent sale of our international freight forwarding business – CARGO CO-ORDINATORS INTERNATIONAL NZ LIMITED.I had also contacted various other main brokers to assess their approach and system that would be adopted for the sale of our business.I found the approach adopted from Mike to be very professional, and thorough. He had searched all other company shareholdings and Directorships I had or had held. He had taken the initial financial information provided by us and produced a number of valuations based on that information, adopting...

"His years of experience helped us to find a business that we can thrive in" - Mike B

As a first time business buyer and dealing with lawyers, accountants, sellers and brokers, it did seem like a daunting task at the beginning! However, Mike helped to make the process simple for us to understand and helped us work through all the steps one by one. He paired us up with a very suitable seller/business so his years of experience helped us to find a business that we can thrive in.His extensive range of contacts also helped to make the business purchase successful.We thank Mike for all his help and wish him all the best in the future.

"Enthusiasm and passion for your job really shone through and you didn’t disappoint!" - Mike B

Hi MikeI just want to drop you a message to say “THANK YOU” so much for your assistance in selling our business.Having interviewed a few different brokers your enthusiasm and passion for your job really shone through and you didn’t disappoint!Putting together a great proposal, we were pleasantly surprised by value you placed on our business which was higher than we had expected. Many of the things we took for granted in our business, you demonstrated the benefit to potential purchases and referenced other businesses in the same industry by example. It was very reassuring that...

"An excellent job in selling my business" - Michael K

Mike did an excellent job in selling my business. From our first meeting his communication was clear and he helped us through all parts of the process right up to the end of due diligence. The sale was quick and we got very close to asking price and his appraisal, I would highly recommend Michael if anyone else is thinking of selling their business

"A great professional to work with – straight forward and a clear communicator" - Paolo

We listed our business, Electronic Partners Ltd, for sale with Paolo Delmonte early in January 2016.We chose Paolo and Barker Business Brokerage because we found Paolo sympathetic to our life requirements and he seemed a patient person. We had not sold a business before and were concerned that we would misunderstand the process.At the outset Paolo gave us a thorough background on selling businesses and our service type of business in particular. He explained how he valued our business and talked us through the paperwork. He seemed to understand that we were looking for an exit from business stress...

"Trustworthy and always as good as his word" - Geoff

We have just purchased a great business through Geoff. In terms of service, he was great. He let us know as soon as this business opportunity came on the market. He was pro-active throughout the whole process, ensuring we got whatever information we needed, got answers to all our queries, as well as providing useful advice to assist in our decision making.What struck us was that we found Geoff trustworthy and he was always as good as his word. We never felt pressured and at all times let us know that he was available to assist in any way. His manner was relaxed, informed and efficient.Dealing with...

"His manner was relaxed, informed and efficient" - Geoff

We have just purchased a great business through Geoff. In terms of service, he was great. He let us know as soon as this business opportunity came on the market. He was pro-active throughout the whole process, ensuring we got whatever information we needed, got answers to all our queries, as well as providing useful advice to assist in our decision making.What struck us was that we found Geoff trustworthy and he was always as good as his word. We never felt pressured and at all times let us know that he was available to assist in any way. His manner was relaxed, informed and efficient.Dealing with...

"Thankyou for doing a wonderful job!" - Brett

Hi Brett,Thank you for doing a wonderful job! Both of the new owners are so happy and really excited about their new business. Great work!Regards,Tony

"Controlled the process well & kept in good communication with myself and the buyer" - Alan

Alan Dufty assisted with the sale of my long established fabric import distribution company. After advertising to the Barker Business database he had over 100 confidentiality agreements submitted.He vetted the buyers and alerted me of any that he felt might have a conflict of interest; before providing them with information about the business.Generating a good amount of interest we ended up conducting meetings after hours with interested parties before finding the right buyer.We had at least 4 interested parties to negotiate with.Alan controlled the process well, kept in good communication with...

"Made us feel like someone was by our side and working hard to achieve results for us" - Geoff

To whom it may concern: My wife and I have been working hard within our business for the past 20 years, after such a good run & substantial positive net profits, we thought it was time to move on. We tried many other avenues of sale, including other business brokers. We are very pleased with the nature & manner of service Geoff Mackenzie from Barker Business Brokers has provided us. Geoff made us feel like someone was by our side and working hard to achieve results for us. Geoff had an honest approach to everyone involved and he was also very good at explaining and fostering important conversations...

"He operated under extremely difficult circumstances... Nothing was too much for him" - Mike B

To sell our business we contacted Mike Bryce at Barker Business Brokers.  Throughout the sale process he kept us fully informed, through visits, phone calls and emails. His professional manner, honesty, integrity and diligence gave us confidence in his ability to sell our business.  He was helpful and obliging and genuinely had our interests at heart. He operated under extremely difficult circumstances at times. Nothing was too much for him. If you are considering contacting a business broker, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mike Bryce. Thankyou Mike for a job well done, your efforts...

"No Fuss, Hands on Person to deal with" - Alan

Alan Dufty has recently assisted us in selling our directional drilling business. We found him to be a no fuss, hands on person to deal with, making the sale very smooth. Alan came with a plan, executed the plan, great result. We would not hesitate to recommend Alan if you are wishing to sell or purchase a business. Many thanks Alan.

"Continued professional and faultless support during and after the purchase" - Craig

I wanted to send a quick note to express my gratitude for your continued professional and faultless support during and after the purchase of Carpro Howick.You and Barker Business Brokers can justifiably be extremely proud of your business and the work you do. Buying a business can sometimes be challenging and difficult, you in conjunction with realistic and helpful vendors made it extremely easy and pleasant, to the point where I actually asked myself “can it be that easy?”We are now a little over a month into the new ownership of the business and I am happy to report that the first...

"Utmost professional attitude and knowledge" - Mike B

We engaged Barkers Business Brokers and Mike Bryce in 2015 to sell our Logistics Company.We sought pricing and services from several other Business Brokering Firms – Barker Business was offering the highest sell price but their communication during the set up period was outstanding.During the selling period, we without hesitation believed the sale process would take quite some time but within weeks Barkers Business and Mike Bryce had more than enough willing buyers and the choice came down to us owners as to who to shortlist and who to negotiate with us, a very nice feeling.Mike Bryce showed...

"Always delivered on results" - Paolo

Paolo is a hard working person with impeccable integrity and outstanding ethical and professional behaviour.Paulo has a good feeling for time management and during the negotiation he made sure to always deliver results in a timely manner, with transparent communication and responsiveness, managing the expectations of both vendor and buyer.Always reliable, supportive and a good listener, Paolo was able to handle any task with great competence.Paolo has done an excellent job and I do not hesitate to recommend him as a business broker to any person contemplating buying or selling a business.

"A Win Win outcome" - Alan

I found Alan Dufty at Barker Business easy to deal with and very professional throughout. Through his intuition and skill, Alan guided the correct potential buyer my way and then steered our paths towards a "win win" outcome. I would highly recommend using Alan Dufty and Barker Business to anyone thinking of selling their "baby". 

"Honest, reliable and approachable with excellent communication and people skills" - Alan

In December 2015 I sold my scaffolding business through Alan Duffy of Barker Business Brokerage Ltd.I was extremely impressed with Alan as my broker. He was approachable and his excellent communication ensured that I felt included and in control of the sale process.After listing my business with Alan, he quickly put me in touch with potential buyers and arranged and supported me through meetings with them. Alan gave me background information on each potential buyer before the meeting occurred to enable me to answer their queries accurately.Alan found the perfect buyer for my business for the best...

"Excellent initiative and an unbelievable abundance of tenacity" - Paolo

Our business was not in good shape to sell in terms of a meagre bottom line and shrinking revenues. Paolo could see beyond the numbers and recognised the uniqueness and potential that our business could present to the right buyer. The trouble was the potential buyer was in the one in a million category. Paolo found that buyer using excellent initiative and an unbelievable abundance of tenacity. He interviewed 189 potential buyers. I do not believe another Business Broker would have seen this through.

"Went the extra mile" - Frank

Frank from Barker Business worked very hard on our purchase of a rest home, when negotiations between both parties became tense and going nowhere, Frank went the extra mile to get the sale back on track. Always there seven days a week to answer his phone and never gave up.

"Achieved a result that we were happy with and in a timely manner" - Frank

Frank Pollard acted very professionally for us. He prepared an excellent sales document, reviewed potential purchasers before they were allowed to view the premises, kept the sales process confidential as we had requested, achieved a result that we were happy with and in a timely manner. I would have no hesitations in asking him to sell another of our businesses.Please feel free to ask anyone to ring me if they wish to discuss this further.

"Approachable and understanding throughout the entire process" - Alan

Total Property Worx engaged Alan Dufty to help sell a significant fraction of our Business, being that of Line Marking Solutions (LMS). Throughout the entire process, from beginning to end, Alan was exceptional in the dealings between TPW Management, and any potential buyers of LMS. Alan was able to communicate our expectations of sale to a wide array of interested buyers in a clear, precise and simple manner.  Alan was approachable and understanding throughout the entire process.  Being a relatively new company, Alan was able to explain and highlight what should be our main selling point,...

"An asset to the process and acted impeccably as a broker" - Frank

I am writing this ascertation, for Mr Frank Pollard, who acted as the Broker for my purchase in Windermere Rest Home Cambridge.I personal found Frank to be courteous, professional and personal throughout the whole process.He was an asset to the process and acted impeccably as a broker in all aspects of the transaction.,I can not recommend him highly enough and thank him for the time and support he has given through this process.

"A good listener and realistic in his approach" - Frank

Last year I received a call from a person, introducing her boss, Frank Pollard, a Business Broker asking if we were thinking of selling our rest home, Windermere in Cambridge. Essentially a “cold call”. As a matter of fact yes we had just recently wondered how to go about this if we did decide to. Frank specialises in rest homes so he was just the one to talk to. We met Frank who made an appointment to visit and look around and find out more about our plans and what we were looking forward to in the future. He wasn’t pushy but a good listener and realistic in his approach and...

"Recommend to anyone looking for an excellent Broker to handle the sale of their large business" - Alan

I engaged in the services of Alan Dufty and Barker Business Brokerage to sell my large multinational company in early 2015. Coming from a sales background I wanted a genuine sales person with a proven track record, could sell and would screen purchasers ensuring confidentiality through the process.  Having offices and separate companies in both New  Zealand and Australia the sale and structure of it was always going to be fairly complex. Alan put together an informative but not complicated Information Memorandum to give to potential purchasers once a confidentiality agreement had been...

"Upfront transparent approach to your work" - Alan

I wanted to express my sincere thanks for all the hard work you put into recently getting our business sold.You may not realise it, but when I was looking for a business broker I met with a number of agents before coming and chatting with you. Even though some of them offered their services at a cheaper rate I decided to go with you as I felt I ‘clicked’ with you and your selling style.In hindsight I am very glad I made that choice. With the cold calling, email and internet marketing you carried out on my behalf I feel you more than made up the difference in agency fees in the increased...

"A successful out come for all involved" - Frank

Frank began marketing my business during the period when there was a downturn in the building industry and the demise of one of my key clients.  Upon taking up the challenge of selling my company, he worked with me to understand my business and what I required, which was a cash buyer rather than finance a purchaser into the business. Frank sorted the wheat from the chaff and conducted all meetings at Barkers, to pre-quality intending purchasers.  We had the business under contract when one of NZ's largest construction companies and one of my clients, Mainzeal went into receivership. ...

"Determined and someone who believes in himself" - Alan

The sale of our business was very unique. If you have a business to sell, list it with Alan. He’s the man.We listed our business with Alan in July 2014. Being one of only 217 registered finance companies in the country we knew our target audience was going to be very limited.After talking to Alan for the first time in person I felt assured he was the guy for us. He came across determined and someone who believes in himself. Within 2 weeks of signing on with Alan to sell our business he had 3 offers one of which we accepted at full asking price.5 weeks later the due diligence and other conditions...

"The necessary experience to achieve the best outcome" - Paolo

The following testimonial is given freely and without coercion of any kind……. After making the decision to sell my business, which I had spent the last 5 years building up, it was important that I found the right business broker to help me find the most appropriate purchaser. I researched the different broking firms until I had 3 possible candidates and then further researched the individual brokers. After taking the time to interview each potential broker, I had no hesitation in contracting Paolo Delmonte of Barkers to represent my best interests. The thing that impressed me with...

"The most professional firm I have encountered by a country mile" - Frank

This is to say that after numerous businesses that I have personally bought and sold by a variety of business brokers I believe that Barker Business Brokers are indeed the most professional firm I have encountered by a country mile. In the future I may not be able to choose what business brokers I will purchase from however I will be most certainly selling any of by business through Barker Business Brokers. Well done team with a special thanks to Mr Frank Pollard.

"Well organised, professional and friendly" - Craig

Craig Miller from Barker Business sales was contracted to market and sell my passenger transport business.  The entire process was well organised, professional and friendly. After providing accounts to Craig, a market value appraisal was provided which was achieved quickly by qualified purchasers. During the sales process, I was kept well informed of progress and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.  I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Craig and Barker Business sales in marketing and selling of any business.

"Very encouraging and professional in his approach with this suggestion" - Frank

I met Frank Pollard approximately 18 months ago when I contacted him with regards to an advertisement he had in his bi-monthly newsletter looking to assist owners to buy or sell aged care facilities.  I rang him with a proposal to look at building a new facility on some surplus land I owned.  During the phone call we discussed my ownership of a Retirement Village in Whangarei.  Frank immediately encouraged me to look at the potential for him to market and sell the property.  This is something I had not considered up until this point in time. Frank was very encouraging and professional...

"We are extremely pleased with the ethical and high standard of service" - Neil

Our company engaged Neil Barker from Barker Business Brokerage to sell our private education business valued at over $50 million. The sales process involved Neil handling hundreds of enquiries, determining suitable candidates, qualifying their financial viability, and following our instruction brief, all the while keeping us informed on a regular basis. We are extremely pleased with the ethical and high standard of service we received from Neil and Barker Business Brokerage. Neil worked diligently, handled the process in a professional and confidential manner and remained focused on the task at...

"His communication was prompt and professional, and he works with integrity" - Alan

Alan Dufty of Barker Business Brokerage recently assisted us in the sale of our fast food franchise.Alan worked tirelessly to make sure that every aspect of the sale was looked after. He worked outside of normal business hours and on weekends to locate and negotiate with a buyer.Being part of a franchise meant that extra restrictions and scrutiny were placed upon any potential purchaser. Alan worked with us, the purchaser and our head office to obtain the best possible outcome.Alan is a very genuine businessman. We were kept well informed throughout the whole process. His communication was prompt...

"It was a challenging process with some unexpected curve balls" - Alan

I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you so much in helping us sell our business. It was a challenging process with some unexpected curve balls, without your hard work over and above what I'd expect from a business broker we'd have struggled getting it across the line.We'd have no hesitation recommending you to anyone wanting to sell their business and wish you all the very best in the future.

"Alan from Barker Business was the best thing that happened to us" - Alan

Selling our business was a hard decision to make, we wanted to make sure we were selling at the right time and had the best person on board who could help us in this process. Alan from Barker Business was the best thing that happened to us.  He evaluated our business and went to work selling it, the first day he released his marketing campaign we had 32 confidentiality agreements overnight.  Within days of deciding to sell with Alan we had a multi offer situation with three written offers presented, and one which was over our asking price! He helped us evaluate the offers and choose the...

"A stress free, quick outcome was achieved much to our delight" - Craig

When we decided to sell our business we met with Neil and Craig from Barker Business Brokerage as well as four other brokers from different companies.  It was a hard decision as to who to list with but at the end of the day we were impressed with the professional and friendly approach that Neil and Craig expressed and after serious consideration by the directors of our company we decided to move forward with Barker Business Brokerage. Both Neil and Craig promised they would have serious buyers for our business in their system and this proved to be correct as the business sold to one of these...

"Keeps all matters absolutely confidential" - Neil

I am writing to recommend the services of Neil Barker, Managing Director of Barker Business Brokerage Limited. I have been associated with Neil for approximately 4 years on a Professional level after engaging him to sell our very large value opportunity. At all times I have found Neil to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and above all ethical in the dealings we have had. Neil has excellent communication skills, communicates very promptly when required and keeps all matters absolutely confidential. Neil operates with integrity and skill and uses common sense to achieve...

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"Dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and above all ethical in the dealings we have had" - Neil

I am writing to recommend the services of Neil Barker, Managing Director of Barker Business Brokerage Limited. I have been associated with Neil for approximately 4 years on a Professional level after engaging him to sell our very large value opportunity. At all times I have found Neil to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and above all ethical in the dealings we have had. Neil has excellent communication skills, communicates very promptly when required and keeps all matters absolutely confidential.  He has kept me fully informed at all times.Neil operates with integrity...

" Paolo was the consummate professional" - Paolo

Earlier this year, I entrusted the sale of my business to Paolo Delmonte of Barkers Business Brokers. Within 6 weeks I had received a signed S&P contract, a month later due diligence was completed and 3 weeks after the completion of the due diligence, hand over was achieved. The time scale that was required to complete this transaction speaks volumes for the way Paolo managed the sales process. From the immaculate, well presented information memorandum that he prepared, the marketing campaign he put in place, to the low key (but highly effective) way in which he handled the sale, Paolo was...

"A breath of fresh air after my previous experience" - Brett

After a failed sale through a brokerage firm, and many attempts to sell my Childcare business myself, the whole process of trying to sell became very daunting and I began to doubt that the business would ever sell.Brett Barker of Barker Business Sales was introduced to me by a friend who had sold her Childcare through an associate of Brett’s.Brett’s approach to the sale gave me confidence from the very start. He was a good listener and respected the uniqueness of my boutique style childcare. A breath of fresh air after my previous experience.A thorough approach was taken with the information...

"We were impressed with the relaxed and professional approach" - Alan

In August 2012 after some research into Brokerage firms we decided to engage the services of Barker Business Brokerage to market and sell our business.  Our agent was Alan Dufty and upon meeting we found him to be well presented, knowledgeable and professional. After our initial meeting in which we went over our company financials he came back to us with a very detailed business appraisal which developed a value that both reflected the market and met our expectation. Alan took the time to understand the complexity of our import distribution business and put together a detailed memorandum to...

"An absolute pleasure both commercially and personally" - Alan

We have found dealing with Alan an absolute pleasure both commercially and personally and would not hesitate to recommend both Alan and Barkers to anyone wishing to sell or purchase a Business. Please give him a kiss from Marlene and a manly handshake from me.

"We were very happy with the result" - Alan

Alan was responsible in ‘brokering’ of both the ‘Business’ & ‘Land & Buildings’ of The Big Apple (2003) Ltd based in Otorohanga in May 2012. Even though the business was a very successful and profitable business since its inception in 1995, the business was a very difficult business to sell.  We had the business ‘On the Market’ for two years with a couple of different agents with no success before listing with Alan. We were very happy with the result Alan & Barkers Business were able to achieve. We would recommend Alan to anyone...

"But mostly I was impressed with you Paul" - Paul

I would just like to say thank you for selling my business for me recently. I had owned the business for the past 23 years so it was a bit of a struggle to let go but the way you handled the whole selling experience made it a real easy process to go through.I was particularly impressed with the discreet manner in which it was handled. That had been of utmost concern to me that it wasn’t leaked to the market place. Not one competitor knew of the sale.The other area was the manner in which you screened prospective clients and not having to worry about time wasters; these were all eliminated...

"I was particularly impressed with the discreet manner in which it was handled" - Paul

I would just like to say thank you for selling my business for me recently. I had owned the business for the past 23 years so it was a bit of a struggle to let go but the way you handled the whole selling experience made it a real easy process to go through. I was particularly impressed with the discreet manner in which it was handled. That had been of utmost concern to me that it wasn’t leaked to the market place. Not one competitor knew of the sale. The other area was the manner in which you screened prospective clients and not having to worry about time wasters; these were all eliminated...

"Fantastic at liaising between ourselves and the vendors" - Craig

When my husband and I decided to take the step of searching for our first business to buy, we quickly realised it was a minefield of interpreting information and making sense of financial documentation. Luckily we came across Craig Miller at Barker Business Brokerage and from our initial enquiry regarding an online import/distribution business, we were impressed with the professionalism, promptness and clarity of the information we received. As we continued to investigate the business further, the usual glitches came up and we needed more time to complete our due diligence. Craig was fantastic...

"A proactive approach and marketed the business strategically, resulting in considerable buyer interest" - Alan

Alan Dufty represented Kokako in the sale of our Commercial Kitchen business between April and June 2012.  Despite the fact this was not an exclusive listing Alan took a proactive approach and marketed the business strategically, resulting in considerable buyer interest. Alan certainly possesses a high degree of integrity, honesty and commitment.  He chased leads and worked with us to ensure that only qualified buyers were considered for the purchase of the business.  He is good at engaging himself in the details of the business so that he can present a compelling proposition to...

"From our experience we can heartily recommend him" - Paul

Paul Moulton of Barker Business Brokerage Ltd, was recommended to us by our accountant when we were considering selling our business. We made contact with Paul, and even though we weren't quite ready to sell, he visited and gave us a market valuation and good advice on what we needed to do to make sure we were ready when the time came.  He kept in contact regularly and when we were ready to sell, he worked with us on the Information Memorandum and took our business to the market. We found Paul very thorough and he keep us informed every step of the way.  When it came to meeting prospective...

"Kept us informed every step of the way" - Paul

Paul Moulton of Barker Business Brokerage was recommended to us by our Accountant when we were considering selling our business. We made contact with Paul, and even though we weren't quite ready to sell, he visited and gave us a market valuation and good advice on what we needed to do to make sure we were ready when the time came. He kept in contact regularly and when we were ready to sell, he worked with us on the Information Memorandum and took our business to the market. We found Paul very thorough and he kept us informed every step of the way. When it came to meeting prospective buyers, he...

"Confident that he would get it sold" - Paul

"...From the word go Paul was able to see the value in what I had created and worked very hard withme to assess the overall value of the business. Paul was of the opinion that it was worth almosttwice as much that the other agent had put on it and he was confident that he would get it sold.Within a day Paul had 80 enquiries and had lined up meetings with people who he thought would bethe best potential clients. After a week he had an offer for the full price."

"I cannot express how impressed we are" - Alan

We approached Alan Dufty from Barker Business Brokerage to sell our business; we had looked around and decided that Barker Business was the most Professional business agency. Upon meeting with Alan he went through all aspects of our business to get a full understanding of how it was run, this took several hours then over the next few days we had called several times just to clarify points.About one week later he presented me with the presentation pack along with a fair market price, which I found not only informative but very professional, while still retaining confidentiality.At that point I think...

"Had great discretion with the staff and customers" - Alan

After four years of using other business brokers to sell my restaurant I was reaching the desperation factor of lowering my price so I could get out.  After 10 years of doing the hard slog and creating a successful business, and even making profit during a recession I didn't want to get out for nothing. So I surfed the net and rang several new brokers.  Barkers rang me that day, and the next day I was signing up with Alan Dufty.  The process was relaxed and easy with Alan, he only brought through 3 or 4 potential buyers and within 3 months the restaurant was sold with ease. Alan...

"Follow up and commitment to maintaining contact was exceptional" - Paul

We had the pleasure of employing Paul through his company, Barker Business Brokerage to sell our Business, Leader Scissors N.Z Ltd.  This was an Import, Wholesale, Distribution operation covering New Zealand with Sales Reps and Wholesale clients. From our initial contact with Paul he displayed superior vitality, enthusiasm and total belief in the operation and saleability of our business.  Follow up and commitment to maintaining contact was exceptional. Paul at all times showed a thorough and professional knowledge of all facets of the sales process, discipline and honesty that would...

"We only wish we had approached them earlier" - Brett

I thoroughly recommend Barker Business Brokers to those interested in selling or buying a business. Prior to engaging their services we had attempted to sell our business for around 10 months.  Whilst we had interest we were too busy to fully concentrate on this process.  Working with Brett enabled us to continue running our businesses while he found interested parties for us.  Four months after we signed on with Barker Brokers we had a completed sale.  We only wish we had approached them earlier, we will definitely use Barker Brokers again when selling our next businesses....

"Thankyou for the professional way you sold our business" - Brett

I would like to thank you for the professional way you sold our business. Brett you always kept us informed all the way through the process from start to finish.  You "uncomplicated" some of the many obstacles that we came across and gave us good solid advice when we were far too emotionally tied up to think straight. We would be more than happy to recommend your company to any prospective clients. Since selling Treecare Services Lynn and myself are enjoying our change of lifestyle here in Queenstown. Thanks again for helping to make it possible.  Call in when you are down this way we'd...

"Alan stayed in touch and assist wherever possible or needed" - Alan

We have been informed by a friend that if you want good and personal service Alan Dufty from Barker Business Brokers Ltd is a person to appoint. After our initial meeting Alan came back within a week with interested buyers, at that stage we finalised all the documentation and assignments and arrange to meet with the prospective buyers. Alan gave us good advice and we never felt not been looked after, throughout the process with many different buyers Alan stayed in touch and assist wherever possible or needed. Eventually after about five offers the business was sold within a period of 8 weeks. We...