About Us

About Switch Business

Switch Business Limited was started by David Newport and Paul Devcich as a partnership of two experienced "Business Sales People" who wished to bring a fresh perspective to the New Zealand market place. 

Unfortunately, Paul had to retire from the business due to his battle with cancer in early 2012 and sadly passed away mid-2013. 

Licensed by the REAA 2008 and governed by its rules, we operate to the highest standards to achieve win-win transactions.

Please feel free to contact us at any stage, we'd be more than happy to catch up over a coffee. If you are concerned about confidentiality we are happy to complete a confidentiality agreement in your favour as mentioned in the tab marked Confidentiality

David Newport

David Newport David has been a business broker operating in Auckland since the late 1990's. Initially in franchise sales before the natural progression to larger businesses. A city dweller. Born in Auckland in 1964. 2 adult children. Interests are mountain biking, hiking and photography.


  • 25 years in sales, sales management and sales consultancy.

Areas covered

  • Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Air Conditioning
  • Freight Forwarding, Seafreight and Airfreight
  • Signage
  • Banking
  • Private Sales
  • Bartercard (National Sales Manager)
  • Merchandising
  • Surplus Product Sales

Franchise sales

  • Sold franchises for approximately 7 years primarily for home services companies. Cutting my teeth on under $50,000 sales. Throughout this time I learnt that controlling the entire process was essential to complete the transaction.

Franchises include

  • Hire a Hubby (Was also Franchise Support Manager for 2 years)
  • Mobile Mums
  • 0800@fixit
  • Installer Services
  • Grey Power
  • Hell Franchising

Tabak Business Sales

  • With Jim Tabak was a founding broker of the Tabak Auckland office. Sold general businesses in value range of $500k-$13m over 5 years.

Businesses categories sold include:

  • Import & Distribution (Commercial Fragrances)
  • Import & Distribution (Electronic and Electrical Business/Homewares)
  • Import & Distribution (Giftwares)
  • Import & Distribution (Manchester)
  • Import & Distribution (Plastics)
  • Import & Distribution (Rag Trade)
  • Fashion Retail & Recycled Fashion Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing (Made up Retail Machinery)
  • Manufacturing (Paints)
  • Manufacturing (Plastics)
  • Transport
  • Transport (Removals)
  • Spaziocasa Franchises (Bathroom & Tiles)
  • Hell Franchises
  • Spa and Beauty Treatment
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Travel
  • Outdoor Paving stones
  • Kitchen Manufacture
  • Contracting
  • Accident & Emergency Clinic
  • Skills Training
  • PTE (Private Training Establishment)