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2020 AIBB Annual Awards

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 · 0 Comments

 


The Annual Awards for the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) was held via Zoom this year with members joining from around the country via their offices and homes. COVID-19 is having various effects on the business broking industry and it was a good opportunity for brokers to celebrate the success of their peers. Spirits were high amongst brokers as they welcomed the opportunity to connect within the industry. 

The past 18 months has had many ups and downs for business brokers with federal elections, banking reforms and now a worldwide pandemic. Brokers have seen it harder to finalise sales and buyers becoming cautious. Though as we head towards the summer months, many states are seeing an increase in buyer enquiries and sales, as people are looking for work and business opportunities. Fortunately, many states have low covid numbers and business is heading towards some normality. As with all industries, some businesses have fared better than others during this pandemic. This has opened up opportunity for owners to exit their businesses and find the right buyer. 

It is with great pleasure, as sponsors of the AIBB that we share this year's winners.

 

National Business Broker of the Year 2020

"I would like to sincerely thank the judging panel and the AIBB for this award in 2020. I am fortunate and grateful to have an amazing team here at Merchant Business Brokers. That are also dedicated to our business,  our brand and our industry  As business brokers we have had a turbulent 18 months or so with banking reforms, federal elections and a pandemic we are still navigating through. These challenges are not the first and they wont be the last for us as individuals and as brokers in within our industry. I encourage members and associates of the AIBB to embrace change and look for opportunity,. It is out there if you seek it. I wish all my fellow brokers, associates and sponsors of the AIBB every success in the year ahead, thank you again for this prestigious award” Shane Fox, Merchant Business Brokers 

 

National Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

“I am absolutely honoured and delighted to be accepting this award from the AIBB for the business broker award for 2020. I am also more than excited as it is my third year in a row so I'm definitely  looking to get into the hall of fame. The AIBB has been value to me as a member because I feel that the goal and wisdom that is there in this pool of fabulous business brokers allows me to tap into that knowledge at any time. Each and every broker i have ever phoned is more than generous with their time and there is always something I dont know and need to ask someone. To be a member of the AIBB and to have access to all that wisdom is the ultimate for me. I would like to thank the AIBB for everything that  you do and all the hard work ..” Nikki Katz, Benchmark Business Sales

 

 

  

Rising Star Business Broker of the Year 2020

"Its a great honour to receive this award from the AIBB. I cant speak highly enough of this organisation. Its members and its associates are open and generous with its ideas and with its support. If your not a member, I highly recommend you join now. I would also like to thank Xcllusive Business Sales for all their support and encouragement. Our industry has got the great privilege of helping business owners realise the value of all their hard work when the time comes. Looking forward to helping many more business owners exit their business successfully and also continuing to benefit from and contribute to the AIBB” -  Steve Blaby, Xcllusive Business Sales. 

  

 

State and National Award Winners

National Chair Award 2020

N/A

Kevin Lovewell

Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

Queensland

John Kasapi

Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

Victoria 

Fred Samoun

Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

Western Australia

Bradley Potter

Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

South Australia

Nikki Katz

Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

New South Wales

Peter Fennell

Business Broker of the Year 2020

Victoria

Choon Ng

Business Broker of the Year 2020

Western Australia

Catherine Jones

Business Broker of the Year 2020

New South Wales

Shane Fox

Business Broker of the Year 2020

South Australia

Brett Buckley

Business Broker of the Year 2020

Queensland

Lily Small

National Specialist Business Broker of the Year 2020

N/A

Nikki Katz

National Business Broker of the Year 2020

N/A

Shane Fox

 Rising Star Business Broker of the Year 2020

 N/A Steven Blaby

  

 

Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to the year ahead and seeing some great sales for business owners. 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 


Vanessa Lovie 
Vanessa is the CEO of Bsale Australia. She has been the managing director for the past 9 years. With extensive knowledge in online marketing and the business for sale industry. Vanessa is a huge supporter and advocate for small business in Australia.  

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