Established in 1994, Auditel is the UKís favourite cost and purchase management franchise, winning several nominations for the best franchisee support in the industry.
Established in 1994, Auditel is the UK’s favourite cost and purchase management franchise, winning several nominations for the best franchisee support in the industry.
South Norfolk-based William and Vicky Ball are two of their longest serving franchisees. William trained in 1997 and two years later, was joined by Vicky. Both came to franchising from the travel industry. William had a general management career with a number of tour operators and holiday companies. Vicky, had built up and sold her own travel agency business and was teaching travel and tourism.
Asked why they had elected to take a franchise, they recall: “We both wanted to work together and in our own business. We were looking for a vehicle to achieve this objective and had considered several retail opportunities, before stumbling on Auditel. Buying a franchise had never occurred to us.”
William remembers finding Auditel quite by chance, through a magazine picked up in a hotel reception. He reveals: “Vicky told me I could do it and I agreed! It appeared to be a good fit with the kind of work that I had been doing as an employee. To be paid “a slice of the action” was a compelling prospect.”
Over the past 14 years, William and Vicky believe that the quality of the training and support provided by Auditel has taken a quantum leap to meet the needs of the current network of 200 cost and purchase management specialists. A unique feature is that long-standing Affiliates pass on their experience and skills to new and mature franchisees alike. William now acts as a trainer and technical mentor. His strengths in the field of Facilities and Property Management and in a wide range of other business disciplines, including Human Resources, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, are highly regarded.
William and Vicky have successfully operated their Auditel franchise for over 14 years now. During this time they have developed a diverse portfolio of clients in many areas of the UK and in a wide range of business sectors. William has established a reputation in Telecommunications Cost Management and leads the Communications Business Development Team within the network.
Illustrating the highlights of their time with Auditel, William and Vicky confirm: “Two specifics are building a business based on our network of professional contacts and going on to win Franchisee of the Year as a couple in 2006. We found the vehicle that we were searching for and we have achieved the work / life balance we were aiming to reach.”
As to their future, William says: ”We have succeeded in building both a wide customer base and a positive reputation within Auditel. The development of our business means that Vicky can now take a back-seat role and provide admin support on a very part-time basis. She can spend more time with the grandchildren and doing voluntary work. Within a year or two, we will have a third renewal of our franchise agreement to consider. At our time of life, retirement is getting closer but it’s great to be in a position where the choice of what we do is ours. Watch this space…!”
Visit The British and International Franchise Exhibition and find out everything you need to know about franchising - all under one roof!
4th March 2014
On Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March, Auditel will be exhibiting at The British and International Franchise Exhibition on Stand G120.
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.
Paul Millican is 'engineering' a new career with Auditel
5th February 2014
East-Midlands-based Paul Millican joined Auditel last November after starting his career in engineering support
Auditel – an arresting opportunity for ex-Detective Inspector Terry McNamara
28th January 2014
Newcastle-based Terry McNamara is one of the new Affiliates who have recently joined Auditel
"Entrepreneur of the Year Award" Winner, Jane Campbell, joins Auditel
9th January 2014
Jane Campbell tells us about being an Auditel Cost Management Consultant and how she has become their Rising Star
Auditel's SeŠn Harnett is managing business costs for the Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership
12th December 2013
SeŠn Harnett joined Auditel last year and says that his previous experience will enable him to offer clients a valuable service.
'Maximising Opportunities' – Auditelís 18th National Conference
5th December 2013
The 18th Auditel National Conference took place on Friday 29th November in the presence of over 130 Auditel Consultants and over 60...
The Award-Winning Auditel Cost Management Franchise Five-Year Mentoring Programme
13th November 2013
At Auditelís headquarters in Winchester, training and support of new and existing franchisees has been developing throughout its 20 yearsí...
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"