“Every time I met Auditel, I was impressed by their professionalism and thoroughness”
Ian Hopping, who built and sold three businesses - one in the service sector and the other two in property and construction - is among the group of Auditel’s new franchisees. He recalls: “Having run my own business before, I was looking for a new opportunity. I wasn't exactly sure into which area I wanted to go. I looked at a couple of franchises and Auditel was the one that kept coming back to me. It just felt like a really good fit, both in terms of the people within the organisation and the skill sets required. On each meeting, I was impressed by their professionalism and thoroughness and that's ultimately what got me to sign.”
Asked about the training, Ian reported: “I’ve been extremely impressed. Every aspect of the course and the support has been very well thought out. The thoroughness, the professionalism and the attention to detail that has gone into everything is impressive.”
Ian said that his involvement in running his own companies has taught him the importance of controlling the essential costs of a growing business. However, there are difficulties in doing so effectively while still driving the business forward. His aim, therefore, as an Auditel consultant is to combine his business experience with the specialist knowledge afforded to him by the Auditel training and network of consultants. Ian again: “I intend to give my clients the level of service, honesty and commitment that I demanded as a business owner. I am determined that not only will they be delighted with the savings found, but also that I will be viewed as a trusted advisor and a member of their team!”
Many of the franchisees joining Auditel have been attracted by their concept of being ‘in business for yourself but not by yourself.’ According to the 2012 British Franchise Association (BFA)/NatWest survey, ‘Franchising continues to outperform the economic downturn with nine out of 10 units trading profitably’.
Edward Brewer, Auditel’s Franchise Development Director, adds: “We provide our newcomers with everything they need to build a profitable and enjoyable business. Our high level of support has been recognised over the years with several industry awards. So if you are a management professional considering a career change, why not book your place at one of our Free Discovery Seminars? You can meet our Franchise Network Development Team and ask as many questions as you like. We shall enjoy meeting you!