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Who's the Blackler

Ben Blackler, Chartered Accountant

Ben Blackler is a results oriented person. He’s an experienced and fully qualified chartered accountant with over 16 years’ experience helping small to medium sized business owners turn their aspirations in to reality.

Ben’s driver in setting up Blackler Smith & Co was to offer the level of expertise you would expect from a large firm but in a better, more personal way.

Ben previously built a substantial diverse client base of family owned businesses as Principal of a large accounting firm Crowe Horwath/WHK (formerly known as Sherwin Chan & Walshe).

Ben asks lots of questions when you meet him and offers many ideas. Strategy is one of Ben’s favourite areas to work on.

Ben has frequently saved clients buying businesses many thousands through his analysis of businesses for sale. Clients have entrusted Ben to investigate numerous businesses on the market.

Special areas of interest

  • Businesses in growth mode
  • Supermarkets
  • Medical / Health in the private sector
  • Construction
  • Commercial property
  • Importers
  • Hotels, motels and hospitality
  • Trusts and risk management
  • Franchises, retailers and tourism
  • The “just sort it all out for me” role
  • Residential property

When in his early twenties Ben moved to Sydney with nothing but hope and tenacity and out of necessity established his own painting business in Sydney, from which he learnt a lot about business first hand.

Ben originally hails from Queenstown, was educated at the University of Otago, and first qualified at top Auckland mid-tier firm Gosling Chapman.

Ben is married to Kerry and has two children. Ben’s hobbies include art and collectables, reading, roadies, fishing, films and family trips out.

Chartered Accountant

Contact Ben

Phone: 04 555 9090

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate of Public Practice – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Member – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Bachelors of Commerce and Arts – University of Otago