Ian Aldridge

ABOUT Ian Aldridge

After graduating with a BSc (hons) degree, Ian’s extensive corporate career in the U.K. spanned both Hospitality and Retail industries. Ian held senior management roles in TGI Fridays, Beefeater, and Argos before joining Greene King, where he was the National Divisional Director. This role entailed running 156 restaurants and 7 hotels and managing large teams of experts, in areas as diverse as Finance, Property, Marketing, Human Resources and Training. For the last decade Ian has owned and operated three businesses here in Australia, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by owner/operators in the local market.


Finn Business Sales help take the speculation out of your business search and buying decision. We are experts in buying and selling businesses, and are knowledgeable about the business recruitment process. Our extensive network of business brokers allow us inside access to businesses about to go on the market and silent listings. Having a professional with you every step of the way allows you to be confident in your decision making process.



The Finn Group can help you today by taking the speculation out of your business search or selling decision. We are experts in buying and selling a business. When you have a professional with you during each step of the way, you will be confident in your decision making process.



Whether you’re looking to buy a business, buy equipment, upgrade your next home, enter property investment, or wanting to refinance and pay off your existing home loan sooner, we can help you make the right financial decisions – whatever your needs may be.



Part of our commitment to our clients and providing quality advice is ensuring we spend the time getting to know clients, their personal circumstances as well as their lifestyle and financial goals. To help us do this we have developed a 5 minute financial health check and an About You questionnaire, which we encourage everyone to complete before our first meeting.



The experienced team of insurance professionals at Finn Business Insurance are experts in identifying your areas of risk and providing the right level of insurance cover. We take the time to get to know your business and provide in depth advice and comprehensive insurance cover which suits your need.




The sales process that Finn manages is very smooth, there’s generally no delays, wherever there is, in some cases for unforeseen events, all parties are fully informed and the solution’s easily resolved.”

As small business owners, we had taken our family business to a point where, after 2 years of commitment, hard work and learning to a business that was turning over a profit, but struggling to find a way to scale up. The inability to scale meant we continued to have cash flow problems and chase our tail a bit. We were also struggling with the balance between staff commitment, client service and owner remuneration. I was exhausted and in frustration I reached out to Ian Aldridge from Finn Business Sales. That was in August 2016 and from my first meeting with Ian I felt he understood the journey I was on, he was honest, pragmatic and clearly wanted to help. After that first meeting, I felt as if a load had been taken off my shoulders. He worked with me to look at processes and structures that would help me to scale. His simple good advice and empathy has made a significant difference to the way that we work. We have gone from a business struggling with cashflow to a business with “money in the bank” and balance of commitment and staff enthusiasm about how we can grow as a company. Thanks Ian, your mentoring, and business insights have been invaluable. Much appreciated!”