Auditel Head Office Help Build Business From Ground Up
“Auditel’s head office team are there to help you build your business from the ground up.” Until recently, Simon Grant and Ian Webb were working colleagues in the Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. Simon was Franchise and Recruitment Manager and Ian, a Senior Operations Manager. In the recent shake-up of the company, both Simon and Ian left. They decided to open their own business as a partnership within the Auditel Cost Management Franchise in October 2012.
Simon recalls: “I chose Auditel for a number of reasons. All my conversations and dealings with them were very professional, consistent and clear. I didn’t feel at any time that I was being pressurised into buying a franchise. The support being offered before and throughout the process was impressive.” Ian agrees: “I was also impressed with the people we met and the fact that they had won the ‘The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2012 Award for Outstanding Franchisee Support’.”
Asked about the training, Simon said: “Very well planned and delivered. Auditel’s head office team were there to help you build your business from the ground up. It was also very useful to meet existing Affiliates and learn from their experiences - great week all round!”
Auditel’s Franchise Development Director, Edward Brewer, adds: “As a matter of fact, in the same intake another partnership was being formed. Graeme Johnson will be joining Steve Newton, an Auditel Cost Management Consultant since 2003. Graeme had worked with the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Farnham and Steve had spent 10 years with the BT Group before joining Auditel.
“Most of our franchisees start as sole traders but as business grows, we find that in addition to partnership arrangements or joint ventures with fellow franchisees, relatives are invited to join a family business. Some are also taking on staff and working from rented office space. Some are employing up to five or six people. Certainly there is an enormous opportunity to expand your franchise and build a really thriving business! Auditel Affiliates renew their franchises after 5, 10 and now 15 years due to consistently achieving their financial goals.
“There are still a few of our free Discovery Seminars available this year and we look forward to meeting any management professional who is seeking an outstanding business option.”