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In June 2009, Warwick-based Tim Latham launched a new career, joining Auditel, the cost & purchase management franchise. He spent 15 years in the automotive industry, working in various sales and marketing roles, most recently responsible for launching the award-winning Jaguar XF in the UK.
He relates: “I was a little frustrated by the corporate environment. I often thought about working for myself but didn’t have the ‘killer business idea’ or marketable experience to go it alone. I was drawn to franchising as a business format that I could use to achieve my goals, with a helping hand and reduced risk.”
“As a professional white-collar opportunity, Auditel suited my skills and experience and scored well with other important attributes, such as low running costs and flexible geography. Also it is not being affected harshly in this economic downturn. The head office team and the existing franchisees all struck me as people I could identify with and would like to have as ‘colleagues’. This was a key factor.”
“I took a voluntary redundancy package from my previous employer, which helped a great deal with the franchise fee. A loan assisted with initial start up expenses and early cash flow pressures. My wife has a good career, which clearly eases the pressure to earn in the short term.”
“The Sales Training was very strong, giving me confidence to talk about the Auditel service and its benefits to prospects. The Technical Training was less in my comfort zone, but gave me a good foundation that I have built upon as I learn in ‘real life’ projects. The ongoing support from head office and other consultants, especially my mentor is invaluable.”
“I’d probably give myself 8ish out of 10 so far. After some early successes, I had a tough few months but my hard work through that period is really starting to pay off. I have signed more clients recently and this has put me back ahead of my business plan.”
“Leaving a big office environment to work from home has been less comfortable than I had imagined. I miss the human contact but it is another motivation to find and build relationships with clients. Having the sole responsibility for growing your business is significant and should not be underestimated. The inevitable ‘thanks but no thanks’ replies can be a drain, but the ‘yeses’ are a real high.”
“I plan to keep growing to the point where I have too much work and have the ‘good problem’ of looking for help. This may involve bringing my wife into the business (our skills would complement each other very well), and even other staff. My father in law is already helping me! My long-term plan would be to build a small but profitable practice that could be sold on. I would then look for another new challenge ahead of an early/part time retirement!”
John Wardle, Auditel - "3 days before I start…I can’t wait to get out there!"
17th June 2013
John Wardle joined Auditel in April this year and lives in Sutton Coldfield with his wife and three grown-up children.
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
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