The 21st Auditel National Conference recently took place at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Birmingham. This year’s conference was busier than ever with over 90 franchisees in attendance in addition to inspirational guest speakers.
The conference was opened by Chris Allison, Managing Director and Founder of Auditel, who opened the conference by speaking about 2016 as a year of changes and initiatives which now enable Auditel to offer solutions to small, medium and large organisations; therefore delivering ‘Total Market Opportunity’ to the full Auditel network. Franchisees were also treated to a motivational talk from Neil Laughton, a Former Special Forces Officer turned entrepreneur, who helped to inspire franchisees to go out and achieve even more in 2017.
Franchisees were treated to workshops and Q&A sessions throughout the day giving them the opportunity to learn from those already successfully addressing some of the new market opportunities introduced to the network throughout 2016. Every year, the conference provides Auditel’s network of 200+ franchisees with an opportunity to come together and share ideas and best practice. It is just one element of Auditel’s ongoing training and support programme. It also gives Auditel the chance to update their franchisees on developments and progression within the business and to look to the year ahead.
Auditel is the UK’s leading strategic cost management franchise. They assist and educate clients to make smarter buying and management decisions, leading to business longevity and growth. Franchisees become invaluable, outsourced board level members of the companies they serve.
During the evening, franchisees, affiliates and the Head Office team attended a Black Tie Gala Dinner and charity raffle in aid of Auditel’s nominated charity, The Disabilities Trust. The evening was rounded off by an awards ceremony hosted by BBC broadcaster Garry Richardson. The awards recognised franchisee’s individual accomplishments. The winner included:
- Wise Supplies Performer of the Year, sponsored by Auditel – Nick Knight
- Positive Contribution Award, sponsored by Altodigital – Rob Andrew
- Outstanding Contribution to the Network Award, sponsored by Haven Power – Jane Campbell
- Commercial Achievement Award, sponsored by Adam Phones – Adam Thomas
- Consultant’s Consultant, sponsored by UPG – Alan Ford
- Franchise of the Year Award, sponsored by Incom Business Systems - The Overhead Management Company Ltd – David Powell
We look forward to our National Conference every year. It’s a chance to join together as a network, recognise the achievements of the year and look ahead to another successful year. Our franchisees work extremely hard throughout the year, not just to make their own businesses successful but to help the whole network too and that’s why we always strive to provide them with as much support as possible. We’ve seen great growth and achievements this year and I’m looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring for us,” explains Chris Allison.