National business brokers Business Partnership have boosted their operation in the North of England with the appointment of a new regional partner for West Yorkshire.
Leeds-based Philip Drazen brings more than 35 years’ experience in advising companies on their route to exit to his new role. He will be assisted by business partners Nigel and Tom Jones, who have worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry for over three decades and have considerable knowledge of owning, selling and buying businesses.
A former managing partner of a regional law firm, Mr Drazen is a well-known and respected figure in West Yorkshire and boasts a vast network of connections through his successful and continuing Business Exposure Groups and Entrepreneurs Club ventures.
“I’ve sold businesses for the last 22 years but have never done it with the support, infrastructure and database that Business Partnership provide as one of the largest independent companies in the sector,” he said.
Mr Drazen, who will be using his skills to focus on SME business to business sales, including traditional and tech companies, said that the pandemic has resulted in business owners falling into one of two camps.
“Many people have been re-energised as they have seen competitors disappear and are now planning to grow by acquiring businesses. However, there are a significant percentage who have re-evaluated their priorities and are now keen to sell. Both present myself and Business Partnership with lots of opportunities to guide them through a difficult and emotional process,” he added.