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Tauranga

The Tauranga Branch was opened in 2001 and was the founding Tabak Branch. The Tauranga team is very involved in the local business community and uses this involvement to keep its finger on the pulse of the business climate within the region. We spend a lot of time networking with Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers and other professionals all of whom at various times have contact with us in the business selling process.

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Team Profiles

Kevin Kerr is one of the founding partners in Tabak and was instrumental along with Murray Yeates in implementing many of the systems and processes currently used within Tabak. Kevin has an extensive background in Supply Chain Logistics Management and still maintains an involvement with a Company in that sector.

He is passionate about business excellence and the many attributes that contribute to this and which lead to his becoming Chief Judge for the Tauranga Business Awards for a period of four years. Kevin believes that it is the drive for business excellence that sets Tabak apart from other Business Brokerages with its quality listings and mode of operation. Kevin sits on two Advisory Boards and is the current chair of the Tauranga YMCA.

Paul Brljevich is a Director of the Tabak Tauranga Office and has been with the company for 9 years. He has over 32 years experience in management and business ownership having owned or part owned 5 companies during this time. After starting his working career with the ANZ Bank, Paul specialised in Bank lending before entering in to business in 1986. His business ownership has seen him involved in tourism, event management, property development and hospitality. Paul currently owns a Subway Restaurant which he has operated under management.

The experience and knowledge acquired from his business ownership provides Paul with a solid platform to assist purchasers and vendors achieve their desired results. During the past 5 years Paul has been involved in selling and valuing 100’s of businesses in the Bay of Plenty region and he has successfully negotiated numerous sales. Paul is a member of Rotary and is currently a director of the Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club.

Paul is driven by his personal desire for success and to ensure that Tabak Tauranga is recognised as the Knowledge Bank of Business valuations and sales in the Bay of Plenty.

Glenn Williams commenced working as a business broker in 2015 after 25 years in business. His business experience involved operating and establishing several businesses in the Bay of Plenty and East Coast and included experience as both a franchisee and as franchisor.

Glenn is a member of the NZ Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and holds board positions as Deputy Chairman of the United Fire Brigades Association of NZ and a Board Member of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ.

Having lived in Te Puke since 1992 Glenn is well known in the area as the Chief Fire Officer of the Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade since 2006. Prior to that he has lived in Mount Maunganui since 1977 so he has an in depth knowledge of the Western Bay area.

Glenn is committed to using his extensive business experience to provide a professional and confidential service to achieve the best outcome for his clients.

Ian Gleghorn I am grateful for my life experiences and confidently pay this forward to everyone I meet and in everything I do, so I ask myself, who can I inspire today? 

As a trusted business broker for the last 6 years, I am committed to working with owners of well-established medium to large businesses who are serious about selling and willing to work collaboratively to achieve their desired outcome.

I bring buyers and sellers together by establishing partnerships based on trust. I pride myself on effective interactions and attention to detail, providing guidance and support to each person throughout the entire process, from the initial business assessment through to the settlement date.

I bring extensive knowledge and experience from more than 25 years in business management to every sales transaction. I am resourceful, influential with an entrepreneurial spirit and have numerous stories of success and failure, however my greatest learning has not come from success, rather from the challenges I have overcome when things did not go so well. 

My friends say that, “I am honest, empathetic, fun to be around and have a great appetite for knowledge. I am inquisitive and constantly looking at ways to grow and improve who I am and the things I do.” 

Some clients have also said;

“We believe that Ian is a consummate professional, and carried out all negotiations in confidence, ensuring the trust of our purchases. They also found him equally helpful and easy to deal with. We would happily recommend him to any potential vendors.”
Lucy & Richard Ive. Action Equipment, Tauranga

“His advice was invaluable when explaining the procedures required to create a satisfactory outcome for the sale of my business.”
Peter Harford. Petes Takeaways (Waste Removal Company) Tauranga

"Ian played a crucial role in the negotiations and I have no hesitation in recommending him to you for the marketing of your business.”
Stuart Munro. Draintech Contractors Ltd, Whakatane

Contact Information

147 Cameron Road
Tauranga
Ph: 07 578 6329
Fax: 07 578 6349
email: tauranga@tabak.co.nz