Dear Stu,  I have been meaning to send a message of thanks to you for your assistance with the sale of my practice.  I really appreciated the dedication, tenacity and professionalism you showed in dealing with both myself and prospective purchasers.  Although, it took much longer than expected, I valued your “never quit” attitude, and I would certainly recommend your skills to anyone wishing to sell or purchase an optical business.

John McLennan – Optometrist

Over the last four years OpticsNZ has provided a support to Specsavers New Zealand Ltd, predominantly through providing locums however they have assisted with some recruitment and new partner introductions. We have found OpticsNZ to be efficient, good to work with and we will use them again.  We wish Stuart and his team well and we recommend their services to other industry parties.
Brendan Thompson  – Retail Director; Specsavers NZ

I originally knew Stu in his role as Group General Manager for the Matthews Eyewear & Eyecare.  I was currently working as an optometrist in the UK but wished to make the move to New Zealand for a change in lifestyle.  Stu managed just about everything from my contract of employment terms and conditions, through to work and residence permits.  He even picked the family up at the airport and drove us to the Vineyard he had secured for our initial 6 month stay in New Zealand. In 2009 Stu set up his own Consultancy business OpticsNZ.  A major focus for OpticsNZ was practice brokering and in 2013 an opportunity to buy an established optometric practice presented itself.  It was a pleasure to deal with someone who was totally professional and really understood the finer points of optometry business.  For any optometrist looking towards practice transfer or retirement planning within the next 5 years I would highly recommend the services offered by OpticsNZ

Martyn Crossley – Optometrist


Many thanks for all your hard work in promoting the sale of our Newmarket practice.  While the sale process was over a long period due to the difficult market conditions, you remained dedicated to finding a purchaser and obtained an agreement acceptable to all parties.  I would recommend your services to others in the optometric profession.

​​John Kelsey – Optometrist

 ​I have engaged OpticsNZ to recruit staff, both professional and front desk, and found the service offered by Stu to be both appropriate and personable.  Stu has a great understanding of the ‘industry’ and exactly what is required for each level of staffing.  His systems provide a great interface between employer and prospective employee and eliminates hours of tedious and inappropriate interviews and awkward moments. His final candidate selections have always been a ‘good-fit’ in my practice.  OpticsNZ have also been involved in the brokering of a share of my practice.  Stu approached the matter with great tact and sensitivity as he handled seller and buyer expectations, and kept the process moving with good and constant communications between all parties – ending in a ‘win-win’ and a buy-sell agreement that both parties are comfortable with.

Barry Gainford – Optometrist​