New regional partners join our team


Business Partnership has appointed new regional partners to its nationwide network of business brokers.

Stephen Boyle will be responsible for the Surrey and North East Hampshire regions while John Knight will be covering Birmingham South, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. Also joining our vastly experienced team is Raymond Blin, who will look after Scotland West.

85_1After spending many years in the building products industry, Stephen studied for a Masters degree in business administration at De Montfort University in Leicester and moved into the sales and distribution sectors. He has also been a business mentor for the Prince’s Trust.

Appointed as managing director of a newly formed concrete company, he was tasked with generating sales from scratch. When the firm had grown significantly after five years, he decided it was time to strike out on his own.

Stephen’s first business in the recruitment sector turned over more than £250,000 in its first year. He went on to own and run other types of companies and fully appreciates the importance of having someone on your side when selling your business.

John Knight

John Knight.

A serial entrepreneur, John has launched and developed several companies. After gaining a BA (Hons) degree in graphic design, he began a career in advertising, marketing and brand licensing and, over the past 30 years, has been instrumental in building and selling four of his own small businesses.

John, who is a member of the Institute of Directors, has a thorough understanding of all aspects of growing and developing a business.

“As well as being a creative and lateral thinker, I’m service-led and keen to use my experience to help clients achieve the maximum exit value for their business,” said John.

Raymond Blin

Raymond Blin

Raymond was formerly national operations partner for two of the UK’s top ten accountancy and business services firms and has also operated in the business recovery and corporate finance sectors.

“My specialism is in strategic management with particular emphasis on assisting companies to grow and I can also help to formalise exit strategies and source potential buyers,” he said.

Working alongside Raymond on the administration and marketing side will be his partner Fiona Best, who has logistics, scheduling and planning experience having run her own fashion and events business for many years.

For full contact details for our new regional partners, please visit our Offices page.