"The Brand, A Proven Proposition, The People"
Established in 1994, Auditel is the UK’s favourite and largest cost and purchase management franchise opportunity with a network of over 200 highly-skilled specialists. Auditel manages a broad range of business expenditure which includes costs as diverse as communications, energy, water, office supplies, freight, contract cleaning, merchant cards and general waste. Their client base of over 3,4oo in the UK ranges from small businesses to global brands such as Pizza Express, YMCA and Oxford University.
Among their new intake is Paul Foster who lives in Milton Keynes with his wife and two children. Paul had over 25 years of experience in supply chain management and business communications. He recalls: “My consultancy work was based on significant experience of designing and delivering document solutions for major corporate accounts. I have worked with some of the UK’s leading companies such as Barclays, HSBC and J Sainsbury, with experience of managing relationships at all levels up to board level.” Paul sums up his simple rationale for selecting Auditel: “The brand, a proven proposition and the people!”
Edward Brewer, Auditel’s Franchise Development Director, reveals: “This was a fantastic group of people who conducted due diligence into the white-collar franchise marketplace before deciding to choose Auditel. We were delighted to train these new affiliates from a wide range of backgrounds - all of whom bring a wealth of experience and talents to our network. We especially welcomed the wife of a long-standing franchisee who would be joining her husband in the family business!”
Following last year’s nomination in the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award, Auditel was selected as finalists, together with only five other franchisors, to win the HSBC Franchisee Support Award for 2011. This award, which is managed by the British Franchise Association (bfa), is given to the franchisor who stands out as providing exceptional support to their franchisees, to give them the best possible environment for success.
Franchising is becoming an increasingly attractive option for those looking to run a business for the first time. The latest NatWest/bfa survey reveals that nine out of 10 franchisees remain profitable. As Brian Smart, Director General of the British Franchise Association said recently: “Yet again, franchising has demonstrated its inherent tenacity and stability, despite a tough climate last year.”
Laurence Knott confirms: “Applicants recognise the value of our cost and purchase management service in these challenging economic times. Our higher earners enjoy an income of over £200k. Now is the time for any management professional who is seeking a career change to approach us. Our Free Discovery Seminars give an indication of what may be achieved within our franchise which can provide financial, business and personal satisfaction."