Auditel has recently recruited 11 new franchise owners from various backgrounds including IT, management consultancy, accounting, finance, manufacturing, graphic design and the public sector.
Among the new group of franchise owners, Gail Clark, with an IT background, is partnering Stephen O’Donnell, who was involved in project and process improvement. Clark said: “I believe in the business model and feel very comfortable with the Auditel culture. The whole proposition played to my previous skill set enabling me to take the plunge in running my own business. It was also important for me to have a network of colleagues available within a proven and well-respected brand.
“The training was great and answered all my questions. I’m now much more confident with the process of acquiring clients. The knowledge of the head office training team was superb and they also made it good fun!”
Auditel is a cost and purchase management franchise that was founded in 1994. Over the last 16 years, its portfolio of expertise has grown to cover more than 80 areas, including water, waste, business consumables, HR, premises overheads, finance, and insurance. Now Auditel has over 170 highly-trained specialists using its unique Total Cost of Purchase model and more than 3000 clients across the UK.
Helen Spall, a new Auditel franchise owner who used to work as a NHS IT Manager, said: “With no sales background, I was looking for something that would be easy to sell in the current market.” Echoing this belief, Mike Keig, who will be running the franchise with his wife Luisa, commented: “Auditel offered a business model that is both open and straightforward, but above all, made me think that prospects would buy from me.”
Laurence Knott, Auditel’s Head of Marketing, said: “New franchise owners have evidently recognised that there is a huge demand for our services at this time, in both the public and private sectors. They join a network who have found a new and rewarding career. As one new franchise owner recently declared: ‘I can say that this is one of the most enjoyable three months I have spent in any work environment ever!’”
Published: 23 November 2010
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