“I loved every day of the training…”

Paul Hughes lives near Colchester and is a qualified commercial accountant. He has held many senior finance roles for a variety of businesses, including spells spent overseas. Most recently, he was the chief financial executive for Coico Consulting, management advisors to SMEs. There, Paul was responsible for the provision of operational and financial services to business owners and stakeholders.

Paul recalls: “As a former banker and accountant, I wanted to run a business where my skills would be immediately transferable. I also enjoy being with organisations on a consultant basis, as I've worked as a management consultant in the past. I wanted to find a professional services franchise and I liked the Auditel brand.”

Asked how he rated the training, Paul said: “I loved every day and the way in which the information was provided. The skills test was very comprehensive. I enjoyed it thoroughly.”

Paul’s previous experience ranges from dealing with profitable and high profiled clients, to growing organisations faced with cash-flow challenges. This has given him a thorough understanding of how cost affects businesses. “I know how effective cost management can make a good company great!”

Now out in the marketplace, Paul is currently engaged with a number of associates, on a variety of prospects and projects. They work closely in an Auditel team of some seven consultants. Together, they bring a wealth of experience combined with significant business and industry knowledge. Paul explains: “We collaborate on projects to deliver effective analysis and management of expenditure, across a wide range of sectors. However, should it be necessary, we can call on additional know-how from a network of over two hundred specialists and significantly augment our clients’ own in-house capability.”

Matt Sidwell, Auditel’s Network Development Director for the UK and Ireland, says: “Many of our franchisees have met us through one of our free Discovery Seminars. These explain the concept of franchising and what Auditel has to offer. Our award-winning and unique five-year Mentoring Programme is geared to embrace the whole spectrum of talents presented by management professionals.

“Our package includes: * start-up and on-going training, personal and professional development * our exclusive Total Cost of Purchase Business Model® * cloud-based business tools, accounts software, sales and marketing * technical training on communications, energy and utilities, general business costs and social media * client management systems and networking

“We review the business progress of new and existing franchisees regularly and provide unlimited access to our coaches, trainers and mentors. Also, there is an opportunity to meet colleagues at Local and Regional Meetings, our Annual Suppliers’ Exhibition and our National Conference.

“To learn more, book your place one of our Discovery Seminars. We shall be delighted to meet you!”