In Central Auckland, business brokerage Link Business Franchising Limited received the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award and the award for Excellence in Exporting.

A market leading business brokerage specialising in franchise sales and purchases, Link has expanded from 1996 as a small Auckland-based brokerage to opening offices in Australia, South Africa and the U.S A.

"We are chasing the dream. It's about being audacious and being the global leader in our industry - anticipating the future through our technology, knowledge base and service innovations," says managing director Aaron Toresen.

"Winning the Award is great for the team and for our brand internationally. It gives us a tick of credibility and recognition that adds to our profile in New Zealand and the overseas markets in which we operate."


Link Business Franchising Limited is an outstanding example of Central Auckland business succeeding in the exporting arena through world class, cloud based IT systems, unique online business appraisal and evaluation tools, an international network of brokers and an online training academy. As leaders in everything franchising, they naturally have a strong focus on workplace training and strict quality controls.

Link's provides a unique, tailored service where business brokers are grouped into their own specialised divisions, from franchise and rural business to tourism and other categories.

This means they can offer unique insider knowledge for each sector.