Business Partnership regional partner Simon Fraser, who will cover Perth, Highlands and Islands.

National business brokers Business Partnership have welcomed Simon Fraser as their regional partner to cover Perth, Highlands and Islands.

An experienced business broker, Simon Fraser joins the franchise to build on his previous role selling businesses. Born and bred in Inverness, he has extensive local market knowledge, including many years’ experience in commercial lending and finance.

“I bring to my clients the benefit of having worked with them as their bank manager and seeing first-hand the challenges and opportunities that small businesses in the north of Scotland face,” said Mr Fraser.

“I’ve always had an ambition to run my own business and provide an independent future for me and my young family. However, like so many people, I lost my job during the pandemic. The timing seemed to be pushing me to find something for myself and then it was a matter of finding the right opportunity.”

A conversation with Business Partnership started when a close family member sold their business with the help of the Glasgow office and Mr Fraser was impressed with the service and support they received throughout the process.

“The Business Partnership team have a lot of experience and I’m looking forward to getting started. The successful exit of any business needs careful planning and preparation. If owners feel like this might be the right time to sell their business but are unsure where to start, I’d be delighted to hear from them,” he said.

Raymond Blin, Business Partnership’s partner in Glasgow, added: “When I met Simon I knew he was the ideal person to join us and I’m sure he’ll provide an excellent service to his customers.”

Founded in 1979 and one of the largest independent companies in the sector, Business Partnership offers a comprehensive brokerage service with partners based across the UK.