'Entrepreneur of the Year Award' Winner Starts An Auditel Franchise
Retford-based Jane Campbell spent 19 years working in banking, finishing her career as an Area Sales Manager for HBOS. Her team finished in the top three nationally across all key performance indicators.
In 2003, she and her husband launched their own telecoms company. In 2004, the company won the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce 'Most Promising New Business Award'. In the following year, Jane won the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and became the first female winner of this award in the Chamber’s history.
Jane recalled: "As a result of this recognition, I wanted to give something back to my local community. So I became a Member of the Board of Directors supporting issues and causes that affected local business."
In 2009, the Campbells decided to sell the business on. Jane said: "I wanted to ensure my next challenge would give me a better work/life balance, especially as we had a young family, so I joined the Auditel franchise network in March 2012. Other procurement specialist franchises were researched but Auditel was finally chosen. Their rationale was all about customer service and building a long term relationship."
Jane says that the training to date has been really good. In addition to excellent class room trainers and reading material, there is always someone at the end of the phone able to give help and support.
She added: "The Affiliate network is also very supportive, especially local Affiliates, who are happy to give up their time to help improve your knowledge and skills.
"Working within the Auditel family gives you the freedom to control your working hours and shape your own goals; however you still feel part of a team due to the encouragement you receive and also the number of meetings on offer."
Jane concluded: "I’ve signed up eight clients in my first eight months. One client asked me to investigate seven cost areas plus an Energy Efficiency Review. We are really busy and I have already recruited my first staff member. They will ideally provide administrative support. This will free me up to stay focused on the growth of the business as my goal is to sign up a further 15 during my second year.