Meet The Team

Gary Dutton

0407 598 112 -

I was born in Brisbane and educated in Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland. I have worked and lived in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan and Namibia.

Over the past 25 years I have held directorships in large international organizations which focused mainly on “full facilities management”, “purchasing and logistics” and “manufacture and distribution mainly into retail and food service markets”. I have successfully worked as a consultant within the toll road, tourism, supply/logistics environment, and the leisure and food service industry. I have completed feasibility studies and advised on the partnering and/or acquisition phases of targeted businesses.

I have been very successful in devising plans for the marketing and positioning of large organizations, which have the express intention of incorporation, or selling all, or part of their interests. On my return to Australia in 2001 I became a “Certified Practising Business Broker” holding licences in several states and am a member of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers and the Business Brokers Chapter of the REIQ.

In December 2003 I became a founding director/shareholder of Business Sales Australia” which is now a dominant brokerage in Queensland and northern NSW and well regarded for its professional standards.

Nicholas Alcock

0422 976 757 -

I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent with twenty years’ experience in Hospitality at Executive Head Chef level managing large operations in London, the Cotswold’s and the South Coast of the UK. During that time I have worked with National Companies, boutique groups and receivers to help achieve the financial and service standards set out by them.

Arriving in Australia with my family in 2004 I owned and developed a service Franchise which I sold after twelve years. During this time I trained other franchisees and helped them to achieve a successful business operation.

After so many years working towards working in service industries I am committed to providing a personalised service to my clients, working with all parties to achieve a positive outcome. As a previous business owner I am aware of the pressures and hurdles when buying and selling a business so will be there throughout the process to help achieve your required outcomes.

Feel free to contact me to have a discussion about your business and how I can help.

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Mark Petersen

0417 787 566 -

I was born and bred on the northern beaches of Sydney and educated at Christian Brothers Manly. I commenced my career in the banking industry with (NBA) which later became NAB for 13 years.

From there I opened from scratch my own businesses in Newcastle, a video store and a supermarket both of which I ran successfully for 11 years.

I moved with my family to the Gold Coast in 2001 and was offered an opportunity in Business Broking. I have been involved in the industry ever since and have been successful selling many businesses during this time.

I specialize in all areas of business sales with recent successful sales being within the Manufacturing, Distribution, Licensed Post Offices, Serviced Offices, Traffic Control and Hospitality Industries.

I am a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent in Queensland and New South Wales and a Certified Practicing Business Broker. If you are looking for a no nonsense professional approach to selling your business please call me at anytime.

Doug Simpson

0417 669 089 -

I was born, educated and started my career in Sydney while I have lived and worked in Canberra, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

My business career involved 20 years in the printing industry with both private and public companies where I held various national sales and marketing roles. For 5 years I was owner /operator of a specialised printing business before forming a Point of Sale Marketing company supplying the retail sector. This became a very successful business before I sold out to a larger competitor.

In more recent times I have been in general manager roles within national wholesale distribution networks primarily involved in industrial fabrics and hardware. At various stages I have spent time lecturing on small business management at the NSW TAFE. Overall I have a broad range of practical experience and I understand what it is like to be in business for yourself.

As a licensed business broker with accounting qualifications, I can offer you through Business Sales Australia, the very best professional advice and expertise.

Trevor Berry

0408 962 705 -

I have many years experience as a business broker starting in 1999,after having owned a Caravan Park & Service Station for 13 years it was logical that as a broker I should work in the industry that I had the most experience.  During my career as a broker I have worked in many areas of general business as well as Caravan Parks, Motels and Backpackers.

In 2001 after assisting an owner of four Self Storage facilities to sell down 3 of their holdings, I soon made it my goal to understand and learn the self storage industry. As a result of having sold many Self Storage Complexes over more than 16 years, I have a vast knowledge of industry capitalisation, financial accounts, current market (buyer) expectations, cost of construction, and cost of operation.  I am well versed on how you should approach the sale or purchase of the Self Storage Industry.

I would be happy to give you an over the phone appraisal of your complex and advise you whether your business and your expectations are in-line with the market at this time or whether it would be in your best interest to wait until all aspects of income, overheads, presentation and financial history are at their best levels to maximise your investment.

My ambition is to offer the best outcome for both Seller and Buyer and to be able to meet both parties in the future knowing they were dealt with the utmost respect and honesty.   

David Combridge

0412 172 301 -

Are you are looking to buy or sell your business. These are big decisions that are not made without a great deal of thought and consideration. Allow me the opportunity to provide you the professional assistance you need to obtain the best outcome for your future.

Let me introduce myself.

My business career is extensive having over 30 years experience in providing services to the corporate environment as well as managing my own business enterprises.

My professional experience includes Information and Communications Technology (ICT), small business management and consulting, the service industry, manufacturing, retail, business merging and an extensive background in sales and marketing.

This experience across a wide range of corporate and private business sectors enables me to understand many of today’s challenges and rewards for business owners.

Naturally a people’s person, I enjoy working with business owners, understanding their visions for their businesses and helping them to transition into the next phase of their business careers.

I will look forward to assisting you with your business inquiries.

Meet the Business Sales Australia team whose years of experience and knowledge can help you sell or buy a business with high standards of professionalism, unique performance and exemplary client care.