Newcastle business broker Ian Jones has been recognised as one of Australia’s best after clinching three top industry awards.
Ian, a business broker at LINK, one of the largest business brokerage firms in the world, was named 2015 LINK Business Broker of the Year and 2015 LINK National Sales Person of the Year.
Ian Jones was also awarded the 2015 National Rising Star Business Broker of the Year award, from the Australian Institute of Business Brokers, the peak national body representing professional business brokers.
The awards recognise Ian as a trusted, leading authority on buying and selling businesses based on his professional and ethical approach, negotiating and networking skills and broad business experience.
He was also recognised for his commitment to understanding what people and companies are trying to achieve from a business acquisition and then work in a strategic manner to realise the best possible outcomes for his clients.
“More and more we are seeing that people don’t just want a business – they want a business that delivers key outcomes for them,” Ian said.
“It could be a passive income, a job for them or their family, an asset that will become more valuable in time, or a business they can develop and later sell at a higher price.”
“In recent years there has been a trend towards strategic acquisitions where businesses are seeking to integrate one business into another business so that they can gain more scale, operational efficiencies and higher profits.”
“I take the time and make the effort to understand what people are wanting to achieve which positions me to introduce people to the right opportunity and help them to achieve better outcomes.”
LINK is one of the largest networks of professional business brokers in the world operating in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa and throughout Australia, its NSW offices are located in Sydney and Newcastle.
Ian joined LINK’s Newcastle office in 2012, bringing with him over 18 years of experience in franchising, business sales and business development.
Over the past year he has settled business transactions in a diverse range of industries including hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, accommodation, transport, retail, health and fitness, franchising, engineering, property services, medical and agriculture as well as in the online and technology space.
Ian said investment in the Newcastle CBD, port, airport and RAAF base, coupled with many other private sector and government projects such as the National Broadband Network rollout and low interest rates were helping to drive optimism and investment within the region.
“Newcastle is a great place to do business and many people are optimistic about the outlook for the region and are positive that new investment will lead to even more opportunities,” he said.
“LINK is one of the largest and most professional business brokerages in the world. Because our amazing team is based in Newcastle, we are able to effectively engage with many local and international buyers that are looking to invest in local Newcastle and Hunter businesses which gives us a better opportunity to help business owners achieve far better outcomes when we sell their businesses.”