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This year’s Auditel National Conference was the company’s most highly attended and successful one to date.

Over 150 Auditel Consultants attended the Conference, which had the theme Embracing Change and took place at Whittlebury Hall Hotel, near Towcester, on 29 October.

Chris Allison, Managing Director of Auditel, said: “Today, we celebrated another year of growth and success in our network for a seventh year in a row. We are the only knowledge-based business in the franchise industry to achieve this. With this growth, our turnover has grown steadily and increased by over 150 per cent since 2007 and by year-end, we would expect to have over 3,500 clients. The collaborative nature of Auditel has allowed us to make quantum leaps forward and as long as we embrace change with courage, careful planning and action, our futures will be secure.

“For the second year in a row, Auditel was shortlisted for the bfa’s Franchisor of the Year awards. Last year, we were one of eight shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year and this year, one of six shortlisted for Best Franchisee Support. Given that there are over 900 franchisors in the UK, we are delighted with these accolades. We are the only white-collar franchise to be nominated for two consecutive years. For the third year in a row, we were finalists in the Franchise Marketing Awards. We came second in the Best Franchisee Marketing Support and third for the Best Website.”

During a black-tie dinner at the Conference, a number of awards were presented to those franchise owners who had distinguished themselves during 2011. These include Rising Star Awards, sponsored by BP&N presented to Mike and Luisa Keig; Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Welcome Telecom and presented to Stephen Sowerby; the Tim Rix Memorial Award, presented to Denis Brennan; the Consultants’ Consultant Award, sponsored by Alternative Route Finance and presented to Denis Sprague. The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by EDF Energy, was presented to David Powell (pictured).


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