With a long career in banking and business you might think that Steve Davey didn’t have an interesting story to tell, but you’d be quite mistaken. For a start, his voice gives away no sign of his Irish roots – Steve moved over when he was six (and still retains memories of soldiers in the streets and rubber bullets) but immediately found his kiwi accent and about the real meaning of ‘bringing a plate’.
Since moving to New Zealand Steve has grown up in Palmerston North and is a proud ‘Palmy Boys’ Old Boy. He didn’t follow his education path to university but jokes that he has held the world record for the longest holiday- job ever. He wasn’t banking on his part-time job at the bank going on past the school holidays but Steve was still there twenty five years later as the regional manager – proving that hard work can be just as effective at achieving success, as getting a university degree.
A natural curiosity about how things work, as well as being thrown into situations where he had to think on his feet, found Steve thriving with the challenges and loving the diversity of roles he filled at the bank. It was there that Steve found his passion for business and with his ear to the ground discovered an opportunity that would fulfill his own yearning to give a business of his own a crack.
Manawatu Business Sales is that business for Steve. When he discovered that the majority of business owners were part of the baby boomer generation and that they would soon be looking to ‘get out’ or retire from their businesses, Steve realised that there were going to be a lot of businesses on the market. With his expertise and networks from his long career, passion for business, and dissatisfaction with how businesses were sold, aligning himself with ABC Business Sales was the perfect choice to enable him to offer great service to his clients.
Steve’s been run off his feet and is thriving with the opportunity to unleash his full potential. He’s a creative thinker and is proud of the problem solving he’s had to do in order to achieve the best results for his clients. He’s got a new purpose built office and is adding team members to help him manage his bulging portfolio of clients. Every day offers new challenges, which is exhilarating for a creative thinker like Steve who’s been released from years in the vaults at the bank!
Steve’s no slouch, he also plays in a masters football team – a game he has been playing since he arrived here- and is a Manchester United fan (remember that’s short for fanatic). He coaches football too, and despite retiring from the game three times he has been drawn back to it in equal amounts. Aside from his dedicated exercise, Steve clocks up an impressive score of fit bit steps while on the phone to clients, he prefers to move about rather than being chained to his desk , and so is an animated figure around the office.
Exuding ‘busy-ness’ in his life, family man Steve likes to cook and subjects his children to his experimental dishes inspired by TV cooking shows (he was a little bashful about this as well as his eagerness to catch the Masterchef finale). It can be hit and miss but he enjoys the challenge, the creative outlet and the good food (most of it is good he reckons).
At Manawatu Business Sales, Steve goes above and beyond for his clients, he just can’t help it. He won’t shrink away from a challenge and wants to get the best outcome for everybody. Steve won’t settle for things that he believes just aren’t good enough and constantly searches for new and better ways to achieve good results. He enjoys the diverse relationships he shares with his clients and is pleased when he receives updates about the new paths they follow after the sale of their business.
When you talk to Steve you won’t find a pushy in your face salesman, what you will find is a quietly confident, respectful, laid back guy. He’s a genuine person that you can trust - consistent, caring and motivated. He has an easy way about him that is neither too laid-back nor too serious – I’d say he’s right where he needs to be to connect with the wide range of people he deals with in business.
If you've got a business to sell you can contact Steve Davey on 06 358 8842
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