TESTIMONIAL FROM FORKLIFTS NZ LTD
In 2005, I enlisted Ross to assist with the sale of my previous business McCulloch Electrical Wholesale Ltd. He facilitated all aspects of the sale of that business and achieved a favourable end result for all concerned.
In late 2016, I began considering the sale of the Christchurch branch of Forklifts NZ Ltd. Ross immediately sprang to mind as the person I would approach to assist with this. He agreed and ultimately the decision to sell the Christchurch branch was made.
Ross became heavily involved in facilitating the sale of that branch. This became a somewhat protracted sale which ultimately took approximately five months to settle. During that time Ross identified any areas that needed improvement prior to the sale and set about supplying the purchaser with the comprehensive due diligence information that they required. He was able to foresee any potential issues and always conducted himself in a calm, respectful and professional manner, ultimately achieving settlement on 31 March 2017. He was able to liaise with all parties involved including lawyers, accountants and valuers in an effortless manner.
Upon the sale of the Christchurch branch, Ross remained involved with Forklifts NZ Ltd in order to “tidy up” post-sale. He also assisted with the daunting task of facilitating necessary changes within the remaining Invercargill branch.
When I took a sabbatical from the business Ross took on the role of Operations Manager during my absence. He travelled to Invercargill on a regular basis and was readily available by telephone and email. During his time in this role he implemented new procedures and policies as he identified them. He interacted with the staff in a positive and respectful manner. I had complete faith in his ability to undertake this role.
In late July, I made the decision to return to the day to day running of Forklifts NZ Ltd, thereby relieving Ross of his role. Both myself and the other Director of Forklifts NZ Ltd were grateful and impressed with the progress that Ross had made during his time as Operations Manager.
If in the future, I require any assistance with the sale or restructure of my business I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Ross. His knowledge of business operation and sale procedures is extensive.