Ross has owned and operated both general and fragile freight businesses from 1990 to 2010. In 2004, with his own transport operation well under control, he decided to look for another business opportunity and became a Business Broker, specialising in the following areas of transportation:
- Consolidation and rationalisation of larger businesses
- Conversion of fleet operators to owner drivers
- Port/Container operators
- FMCG service operators
- Logistics, storage, 3PL, distribution businesses
Ross also works in partnership with leading logistics organisations, in a facilitation role, to assess and assist with the selection of owner driver operators.
He’s a family man who is mad about rugby and cricket, spending his leisure time coaching young and aspiring rugby players and cricketers.
Ross is keen to meet with prospective clients buyers and sellers and help them to connect with the right opportunity, specialising in achieving the best outcomes for both parties in a professional and positive way.
"Ross Barker was instrumental in selling my owner/driver business in May 2015. My ready- mix concrete truck was contracted to one of New Zealand`s largest concrete suppliers, and had I been trying to sell the business by myself privately, I would not have been able to achieve the final sale price without his involvement, and indeed conclude the sale at all, as there were some last minute finance availability problems on the part of the buyer, which Ross was able to resolve using his experience of past situations. His assessment of the value of my business was significantly higher than I had realized, and he was very good at screening the `time wasters` and people who were not suitable. I found him to be approachable, and pleasant to deal with, and would recommend his services to any business owner wishing to exit their business."
"Over the last 20 months we have had our business for sale with ABC. It initially started with the Christchurch office but we felt it needed a transport person to take over our portfolio. This person was Ross Barker and we can highly recommend him. He was very professional with all our dealings and yet made it personal at times. This Is how we like to deal with people and he understood our way. Ross knows the transport business inside out just like us. This is a personal thank you Ross for all the effort you put into selling our business and we are very happy with the outcome. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends in the transport area that have businesses to sell in the future."