Ben Blackler, Chartered Accountant
Ben Blackler is a results oriented person. He’s a capable chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience helping small to medium sized business owners turn their aspirations in to reality.
Ben sees Blackler Smith & Co as offering the level of expertise you would expect from a large firm but in a more effective, more personal way. While being a big picture person, his attention to detail for clients when needed is also hard to beat.
Ben asks lots of questions when you meet him and offers many ideas. Strategy is one of Ben’s favourite areas to work on because he sees this as the way for you to achieve a lifestyle that works for you.
Ben thrives on a client saying to him “just sort it all out for me” as it means he can really make a difference.
Ben has frequently saved clients buying businesses many thousands of dollars through his analysis of businesses for sale. Clients have entrusted Ben to investigate numerous businesses on the market.
Special areas of interest
- Businesses in growth mode
- Buying into a business and negotiations
- Commercial property
- Hotels, motels and hospitality
- Trusts and risk management
- Medical / Health in the private sector
- Franchises, retailers and tourism
- The ‘just sort it all out for me’ role
When in his early twenties Ben moved to Sydney with nothing but hope and tenacity and out of necessity established his own painting business in Sydney, from which he learnt a lot about business first hand including pricing, quality and delivering on promises.
Ben originally hails from Queenstown, was educated at the University of Otago, and first qualified at top Auckland mid-tier firm Gosling Chapman, then spent 11 years at Crowe Horwath including three as a partner.
Ben is married to Kerry and has two children. Ben’s hobbies include art and collectables, reading, roadies, fishing, films and family trips out.