This year, Auditel celebrated its twentieth birthday. At its National Conference on Friday 28th November, Managing Director Chris Allison addressed the 180 delegates and presented awards to the outstanding franchisees of 2014. He reminded his audience, that over the last 20 years, Auditel has supported thousands of clients, from household brands, through to smaller and medium sized organisations. Across the public, private and not for profit sectors and in virtually every industry sector, Auditelconsultants have offered cost management solutions, which have led to savings of hundreds of millions of pounds.
During this time, Auditel has transformed itself. It began as a licenced Utility Bill Auditor, with a handful of licensees and became a fully franchised model with over 200 highly-skilled cost management specialists, in the UK and Ireland. The company has been a Full Member of the British Franchise Association since 1997. The original offering was in the deregulated services of telecommunications, electricity, gas and water. In the intervening years, additional services have been undertaken and now include over 100 business costs areas.
The success of Auditel’s strategic cost management depends on the continuous development of its business systems and analytical tools. It provides and maintains sustainable profit improvement for their clients. Their Business and Financial Health Check is available for any organisation wanting to ensure that their ship is watertight. Neil Ralph, Managing Partner of Rouse, the award-winning accountants, says: “It’s much more cost effective to engage external experts than for us to employ someone. In short, we view Auditel as part of the team.”
Matt Sidwell, Auditel’s UK and Ireland Network Development Director explains: “Our Cost Management Franchise is a white collar opportunity for senior management and above. The business model is scalable allowing the flexibility to build the business you want. Our franchisees can work as individuals, couples, practices, partnerships or in joint ventures across the UK and Ireland. You can be based in your home or office. Our high calibre network of consultants is drawn from senior management teams and boardrooms across the UK and Ireland.
“No matter which type of business you choose, our award-winning training programmes and Client Acquisition Programme will ensure that you can hit the ground running. Our ongoing mentoring and personal development programmes will enable you stay on course. By investing in an Auditel cost management franchise, you will also be encouraged to put your existing skills and experience to good use.”
Most franchisees renew their agreements after 5, 10 and 15 years due to consistently achieving their financial goals and the quality of life they want for themselves and their families.
- Franchisee of the Year UK – Stephen Sowerby
- Franchisee of the Year Ireland – Declan QuinnRising Star – David Kendall
- Team Builder of the Year 1 – Jane CampbellTeam Builder of the Year 2 – Paul Millican
- Consultant’s Consultant – Alan Ford
- Life Time Achievement Award – David Lowe