When Linda Harley sold her own business, the experience was not as professional as she would have liked. Not impressed with the service and skills offered by the Broker, Linda decided this was a career she would be able to move to and capitalise on her business skills from 20 years in the Kiwifruit industry.
Originally wanting to sell horticulture businesses which was her background, Linda found a passion and niche in the Childcare business sales space. She was drawn to the people and the education side of the Childcare industry.
Following six years of selling a range of businesses in Australia, Linda is now the Business Partner and leader of ABC Business Sales Tauranga / Bay of Plenty. She manages a team of six salespersons who specialise in all different types of industries.
“What I enjoy about leading a team of brokers is that I can instill my skills that have been developed over many years to the team. This allows my team to be the best that they can be throughout the whole business sales journey,” says Linda Harley.
“2021 was busier than I thought it would be given Covid. Winning the REINZ Business Broker of The Year Award did confirm that I did have a fantastic year and helped a lot of people get through their sales,” says Harley.
Linda has been the Runner Up for REINZ Business Broker of The Year for around the last seven years, so winning the award last year was a great achievement. It’s taken Linda over 15 years to get the recognition and she is the first woman to win the Business Broker of the Year Award.
“It was a proud moment for sure to be recognised as a leader in that field. Hopefully, I can inspire other women to get into being a business sales broker and make known it is a good career,” says Linda.
2021 was a record year for Linda and 2022 is proving no different as she is already above what she did last year, on track for another record year.
“We are lucky to be based in the Bay of Plenty region, it is becoming a desirable destination for business buyers across a range of sectors. Our biggest challenge currently is having enough businesses to offer our growing list of buyers wanting to purchase a business, so now is the best time to sell with the ABC Business Sales Tauranga office,” says Linda.
Get in touch with ABC Business Sales Tauranga for a free no obligation business appraisal.
Call Linda Harley – 022 354 9189
Central Shopping Centre 65 Chapel Street, Tauranga 3110