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Nottingham-based Philip and Pam Godwin joined Auditel in January 2009. Philip had been employed in a senior management role by one of the UK’s leading integrated power and gas companies before facing redundancy. His wife Pam had been a teacher for over twenty years. Philip recalled: “We wanted to start our own business, but reduce the start-up risk by using a proven business model. Looking for different things to do, rather then stay in employment, we had spotted Auditel as far back as 1998, so it was in the back of our minds when I was made redundant in 2009.”
The Godwins looked at a number of franchise opportunities. What made Auditel stand out for them was first of all was the management team - integrity, professionalism and dedication. Then, the key issue - it had been in the market place some fifteen years with the accompanying reduced risk. It offered a business model that was adaptable to the lifestyle that they wanted to achieve and had a commitment to ongoing personal development. Finally, as Philip said: “Here was a company I would want to do business with!”
Pam said she chose Auditel mainly because of the opportunity to work together with Philip in a business partnership to which they could both contribute and use their different and complimentary skills. She said: “Auditel and its team were professional from our first contact with them. They were fully supportive and able to answer all the questions we posed in the decision - making process.”
The Godwins were given an intensive two weeks training – basic client acquisition and technical expertise and later follow-up sessions. Pam says: ‘I approached this with a little apprehension as to how I would cope, having no previous business or relevant industry experience. I was concerned that I may be out of my depth, but the training gave so much information and the confidence that we would be able to put what we had learnt into practice.’
As Philip reveals, financial control can be lost by businesses in the hustle and bustle of day-to day operations, without the necessary focus being applied. He says: “This is where the Auditel proposition delivers. It provides overburdened management with an independent outsourced cost management service for key non-core costs.”
Pam says: “What has always been important to me with Auditel is the benefit of being able to draw upon particular expertise when dealing with a variety of circumstances. Our network of over 150 specialists with market knowledge spanning over fifteen years is at the disposal of all the Affiliates and their clients.”
Philip and Pam have two boys, aged 9 and 12, and are adjusting to a new work/life balance. They are beginning to sign up clients - with plans to sign eleven by December 2009 - and although they decided that Pam should head up sales & marketing, Philip has also become involved in networking and finding clients – and enjoying it!”
Robin Cockburn, Auditel - "I chose Auditel because the business proposition stacked up"
15th May 2013
West Calder-based Robin Cockburn joined Auditel in March 2009 following a career of 30 years in banking and finance.
Miles and Nina Hosking, Auditel - “Fantastic opportunity, great support!”
10th May 2013
Miles and Nina Hosking live in Rickmansworth. Miles spent most of his career with the BBC in a number of senior roles, Nina had been...
Simon Eggleton - Great Savings for Happy Clients
14th March 2013
Simon Eggleton wanted to set up his own venture and began to investigate the options of a stand-alone business or franchising and joined...
Phil Wilkes, Auditel - "Over the years I have saved well over £2m for my clients"
7th March 2013
Phil Wilkes, a veteran Auditel Cost Management franchisee, has made great strides in his eleven years of assisting organisations,...
David Jamieson - "I selected Auditel because of their professionalism and genuine sincerity"
8th February 2013
North Shields-based David Jamieson joined Auditel Cost Management in September 2009 and talks to us about his business
Damian Lowry - "I am glad I chose Auditel to help me build my future"
23rd January 2013
After researching various opportunities in the market place Damian Lowry left self-employment to join over 200 like-minded professionals in...
Carl and Bev Windsor - "The training and support from Auditel has been absolutely outstanding"
12th December 2012
Lincolnshire-based Carl and Bev Windsor joined Auditel in November 2008 and tell us about starting out with Auditel
Introducing David Kendall who joined Auditel in September 2011.
10th December 2012
David Kendall tell us "The Auditel Brand promotes an image, a model and values which I believe in."
Auditel provided invaluable training and support in the start up phase, and still do, even now when I have an established successful business.Gill Gibbon, Auditel Consultant since 2003