Prior to joining Auditel in July 2011, Henley-based Tim Halfhead was Managing Director of a parenting website.
Prior to joining Auditel in July 2011, Henley-based Tim Halfhead was Managing Director of a parenting website. His career spanned sales and business development, mostly within media and telecommunications, but also with exposure to etail and retail.
Tim worked almost exclusively within the SME sector specialising in start-ups and turnarounds. Half of his working life was spent at Director or Managing Director level, with over a decade as an owner.
Tim explains: “With this experience, I am well acquainted with the conundrum of how to control your costs. Lack of time, resources and detailed knowledge of complex supplier markets, leave you with a nagging certainty that your company is paying too much for some or perhaps many of your essential services and supplies.
“It is my role now as an Auditel consultant to use my persistence, creativity and management skills, harnessed to Auditel’s innovative processes and tools to track down those overspends. My aim is to deliver savings in both money and time for my clients on a regular basis.”
Asked why he had decided to join Auditel, Tim says: “They have the most comprehensive head office support and development service and it appears that their business model can offer a fast return on investment. It is a booming market for cost savings with a clear brand, backed with excellent collateral, website and other support and run by people of integrity and passion!”
Franchising is becoming an increasingly attractive option for those looking to run a business for the first time. The latest NatWest/bfa survey reveals that nine out of 10 franchises remain profitable. As Brian Smart, Director General of the British Franchise Association said recently: “Yet again, franchising has demonstrated its inherent tenacity and stability, despite a tough climate last year.”
In July, Auditel welcomed their 200th signing and are now the UK’s largest Cost and Purchase Management Consultancy. Head of Marketing, Laurence Knott confirms: “Applicants recognise the value of our cost and purchase management service in these challenging economic times. Our higher earners enjoy an income of over £200k. Now is the time for any management professional who is seeking a career change to approach us. Our Free Discovery Seminars give an indication of what may be achieved within our franchise which can provide financial, business and personal satisfaction."
Last words from Tim: “The training was well-constructed in terms of knowledge and in building confidence. It was lively, fun and I’ve learnt loads in an enjoyable atmosphere, painlessly! It’s really fired me up!”
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The network provides amount of support in terms of what we do, how we do it, and technical developments, which is something you can't replicate if you work entirely by yourself. This 'knowledge bank' means clients have access to the combined wisdom of over 100 consultants.David Lowe, Auditel Consultant since 1995
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'Maximising Opportunities' – Auditelís 18th National Conference