Donna Harpur-Swain


Donna Harpur-Swain

Managing Partner - Central Otago & Southland

Phone: 027 220 3368

Mobile: 027 220 3368

About Donna


Local Knowledge

Donna has lived in the Central Otago area for more than 20 years and was in the Banking sector in Queenstown for 17 of these – she is well-known in the local business community and knows the local market very well.

Business Sales Experience

Having sold many different businesses over the past three years, Donna draws on previous experiences to ensure you are being well looked after.

Work Ethic

Donna has a strong work ethic and is driven by customer service. She is available to help most of the time and has many well-reviewed testimonials to prove it.

Marketing Ability

Donna has a strong skill set around marketing businesses and is very
successful in marketing videos and getting your business
recognised. She won an ABC Marketing Award for outstanding Marketing in 2021.


Donna loves working with people and genuinely cares about them – so helping people achieve what can be a life-changing event in either selling or buying a business – is what she loves to do.


“For over 20 years I’ve been located in the Queenstown/Central Otago region, so know the market intimately and have numerous local connections. I am a focused individual, who understands the daily challenges of running a business and will aim to ensure the process of buying or selling is effortless to you.”

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Donna's testimonial

" Excellent service from Donna, 5 stars aren't enough. Nothing was too much trouble. If she didn't know, she would find out. If I ever buy a business again, it will be from her."

Daniel - Purchaser

"In June 2023 we contacted Donna Harpur-Swain, ABC Business Sales, to inquire about the possibility of her putting our Te Anau Mitre 10 business on the market for sale.

Over the next several months Donna led us through the process culminating in an offer and unconditional agreement in December 2023.  Throughout this time Donna was very efficient  leading us through the process and keeping us regularly updated and informed.  She visited us for an initial appraisal then on a number of subsequent occasions for marketing and bringing a couple of possible candidates for us to meet and show through the business. 

Donna was always extremely friendly and professional throughout the process.  Selling a Mitre 10 business has its intricacies due to being part of a co-operative and our Support Centre requiring  involvement in many of the decisions and going through a detailed process of ensuring the purchaser was a good fit.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Donna to anyone wishing to sell their business."


Neil and Jocelyn Hodges

"From our first meeting with Donna Harpur-Swain, we could not have asked for a more enthusiastic and very professional person. Throughout the whole process of buying the business, Donna was incredibly helpful and nothing was too much. With Donna's extensive knowledge in all aspects it has made this experience a lot easier. We are incredibly grateful for her expertise, professionalism and personal touch throughout this process and would not hesitate to use her in the future."

Chris Trembath and Saskia Govaerts, Blacks Hotel (Purchasers)

"We interviewed five different brokers for the sale of our hotel and Donna was a standout. Her personality, banking experience and work ethic stood out from the crowd, so it wasn’t a hard choice. Donna proved to be a valuable asset to our team, with constant communication, coupled with a brilliant set of skills, we would not have chosen someone else. All in all, she made the selling experience stress free, and smooth. We could not recommend her more."

Alex Stoddart, Managing Director, Blacks Hotel (Vendor)