Prior to becoming an Auditel Cost & Purchase Management Consultant, Charles was European Director of a tier-1 automotive components supplier dealing with major vehicle manufacturers.
Prior to becoming an Auditel Cost & Purchase Management Consultant in August 2005, Charles was European Director of a tier-1 automotive components supplier dealing with major vehicle manufacturers.
Charles says: “I was disappointed with my previous employer for various reasons and looking for a new challenge, particularly in professional services. An executive search firm suggested that I should talk to Auditel. I realised it would be a good way forward to become a consultant and set up my own business. I was also impressed with the ethos and professionalism behind Auditel.”
Charles was able to finance his franchise through a final lump-sum payment from his last employer and his savings. He reported that the training was excellent. “Since Auditel is a professional service, I believe it is essential that the training programme is comprehensive. Any incompetence could give the whole network a bad image and reputation.”
Charles says: “Being well-known and trusted is a help in client acquisition. I have established two specific markets – multi-national corporate and the London hospitality industry, particularly in restaurants. My focus is now signing more clients in the latter sector. There are still fifteen more years to go before I retire, and I can’t slow down just yet!” He recalls:” I set up my business goal to achieve £100,000 annual turnover and I achieved this in Year 4. This year I will surely go over £100,000.”
Advice to potential franchisees: “Buying a franchise does not guarantee success. Fundamentally, it all comes down to your hard work. Also there are many different types of franchises so remember that you are buying a ‘business’ and it needs to suit your talents, personality, and aspirations”.
Asked about his experiences since becoming a franchisee, Charles answered: “Auditel really changed my life in two aspects. Professionally, I could fulfil my dream to be in a highly skilled service as a business consultant. Personally, I could dump all the ‘corporate junk’, which I found very traumatic. Now in my 50’s, I have never been so healthy and full of energy. I feel so much happier now!”
Auditel talk to WhiteCollarFranchise about their 14th Suppliers Exhibition 2014
20th June 2014
Auditel recently hosted their 14th Supplier Exhibition in Nottingham and the theme was 'Maximising Opportunity'.
Auditel's Paul Hughes tells WhiteCollarFranchise - "I loved every day of the training…"
27th May 2014
Paul Hughes currently works in a team with a number of Auditel associates, on a variety of prospects and projects.
Ex-pharmacist finds the perfect tonic with an Auditel Franchise!
7th May 2014
Auditel tells WhiteCollarFranchise about Rushden based Matthew Hedges who joined Auditel in February 2014.
Mike Somers from Auditel tells WhiteCollarFranchise - "I believe Auditel has the best tools to help me provide the best service"
25th April 2014
Cheshire-based Mike Somers talks to WhiteCollarFranchise about joining Auditel in February 2014.
Auditel has been chosen again as finalists for the 2014 Best Franchise Marketing Support and Best Website Awards
10th April 2014
Auditel tell WhiteCollarFranchise that they are very proud to have been selected as finalists in the Franchise Marketing Awards for the past 5...
Ray Anderson tells WhiteCollarFranchise: "I wanted a Business-to-Business Franchise and Auditel was the one for me"
31st March 2014
Ray Anderson talks to WhiteCollarFranchise after joining the Auditel Cost Management Franchise last month.
Paul Wallace - "It's a fantastic opportunity to develop a really significant business"
17th March 2014
Basingstoke based Paul Wallace joined Auditel in February 2014 and tells us how he appreciated his training
Richard Purkis - "Excellent Business Concept– Excellent Network of Affiliates and Head Office Team – Excellent Values"
25th February 2014
Richard Purkis recently joined Auditel. He is a Chartered Accountant with experience of working both in practice and industry.
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
11th February 2014
"Auditel – a strong product and clearly defined business model"