Gravesend-based Terry Thornhill joined the Auditel Cost Management Franchise this month. He holds the Diploma in Management and in his year, was the winner of the coveted Institute of Management’s Sir Henry Fildes Award.
Terry co-founded OXOEVE Creative, a fully integrated branding and design agency, operating in both the private and public sectors. During his career, his responsibilities as Deputy Director, and latterly, stakeholder, included supplying marketing campaigns, branding, print, digital and creative services. His clients included the Department of Health/NHS publishing team, with an annual budget of £15m and several Government Agencies.
Terry says he chose Auditel because it is a recognised brand with a good reputation and product offering. He recalls: “I did a lot of research on the internet. Auditel’s appeal was that this franchise played to my strengths, which were in project management. I also wanted a franchise that had plenty of depth and variety. I visited one of their Discovery Seminars and I was impressed with the setup, particularly with their marketing collateral. All this led to my decision.”
Asked about the training, he recalls: “It was really good, right up to the very last moment -. very comprehensive – covering all areas of my expectations – challenging yet rewarding. One night I woke up and I could remember quite a lot of it, and I thought “Yeah, it’s gone in!”
Terry says: “In my work as an Auditel cost management consultant, I can draw on more than 25 years’ experience as a project manager and business manager, including more than 10 years at director level. Much of that work has been in fast-changing business areas maximising value from large budgets.
“These skills have given me a deep knowledge of the nuts and bolts of procurement and project management. I have an ability to grasp the detail quickly and get to the nub of the issue. My goal as a consultant is to use the breadth of my own experience, together with Auditel’s impressive processes and tools. I can identify underlying cost and spend issues for my clients and help to resolve them.”
Matt Sidwell, Auditel’s UK and Ireland’s Network Development Director, comments: “Auditel’s award-winning training, support, business systems and 5-year Mentoring Programme are attracting many management professionals. Like Terry they are seeking a new career challenge. Our free Discovery Seminars are a great place to meet our team. You can discover personally, if Auditel is the right business opportunity for you.”