Wilsons first began trading in Beaumont Street, Hamilton in 1939 from premises underneath what is now the Hamilton Clock Tower. The business began trading as Wilsons Better Homes under the ownership of William Edward Wilson, (1896-1973) and his wife Maude Olive Wilson (1898-1978). Just as a matter of interest William Wilson was born the 14th child in a family of 17 children.
In 1940 the business was relocated into premises at 14 Wheeler Place (part of what is now the Civic Theatre).
In 1955 Roy Edward Wilson (son of William) joined the firm to concentrate on the sale of small businesses and motels. In 1985 Peter Edward Wilson (son of Roy & Mavis Wilson) was the 3rd generation member of the Wilson family to join the firm as a salesman. Very soon after as a result of continued illness Roy Wilson retired and sold the business to Griffiths Shearman Real Estate Pty Ltd which at that time was a competitor to Wilsons in the sale of small businesses.
Both companies merged in 1985 and became Wilsons Business Brokers. In 1987 Wilsons Business Brokers became the first business of its kind to develop and install a fully computerised business listing system. This computer system is constantly being improved and updated to keep pace with ever changing technology. In 1987 Wilsons published its first 32 page colour magazine of “Businesses for Sale” and soon after developed its first web page. In September 1992 as a result of steady growth, the business purchased its own premises. Wilsons now is a proud employer of a fine group of talented individuals who come together each day to form what we believe is an exceptional team.
Wilsons Business Brokers is a long established Newcastle firm which continues to keep pace with the constant change in technology and legislation. It is because of our experience and reputation that Wilsons has developed a solid working relationship with a selection of the finest lawyers, accountants and advisors in the region.
If you are contemplating the purchase or sale of a business anywhere from the Central Coast to the Mid-North Coast you are well advised to contact Wilsons Business Brokers now. A single phone call could be the most important move you ever make in your life. Phone Wilsons on 02 4962 3388.
If calling from outside Australia phone +61 2 4962 3388 – Wilsons office hours are from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday, however, our telephone lines are manned 7 days a week.