We were thrilled when earlier this year Merchant Business Brokers co-founder, Ian Jones, was asked to speak at the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) Annual Conference.
The Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) is the peak industry body formed in 1989 to represent and provide support services to Professional Business Brokers involved in the facilitation of Business ownership from one party to another. Their annual conference offers a combination of education, networking and comradery.
With all the feedback we received it seems that Ian was a standout speaker and workshop presenter! He provided insight to his continued success in the ever changing business broking industry, his personal beliefs and his commitment to being one of the driving forces behind the amazing success of Merchant Business Brokers.
Ian has over 20 years of practical and broad business experience with mergers and acquisitions, sales, franchising, business development, marketing and retail network development.
He is a multi-award winning business broker having being awarded the 2015 Business Broker of the Year and 2015 National Sales Person of the Year for an international business brokerage and the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) Rising Star Business Broker of the year also in 2015.
Ian’s personal and professional mission is ‘to provide hope, help and opportunities that enrich peoples lives’ and this was a key element of his presentation at the conference.
During the Conference Ian ran into Clyth MacLeod – who is considered by many to be an industry legend and one of the founding fathers of the business broking industry. With over 55 years’ experience in the business boking industry, Clyth is an IBBA Life Member, REINZ Life Member and is still the principle of New Zealand’s most experienced specialist business brokers and valuers firm.
It seems that Clyth also respects Ian, saying the following:
“Business broking is a specialised profession. I have full confidence in referring both buyers and sellers of businesses to Ian Jones and his team at Merchant Business Brokers. Ian brings passion, professionalism, and proven people skills to solve problems with empathy and integrity. Multi-pronged marketing, innovative technology, and strong relationships underpins his success and ensures his future. You can trust him.”
Image | Ian Jones and Clyth MacLeod