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.
West Sussex-based Kevin Curran spent 36 years with HSBC Bank, mainly working within the commercial and corporate sector. Prior to leaving early in 2010, he held the position of Regional Commercial Director. Finding himself in a redundancy position, he directed his mind to the future. Kevin recalls: “Many of my colleagues and friends suggested that with a background as a senior banker, I should become a consultant offering banking and financial advice. Although I thought there might be a market for this, I wanted something more tangible.”
Kevin said that while spending so many years assisting business owners to grow their enterprises, he always held an ambition to run his own business. Being very familiar with franchising as a tried and tested model, he recognised it as an excellent way to help minimise the many risks associated with a start-up business.
Kevin continues: “I found Auditel through the British Franchise Association website. At the same time, I discovered a school governor colleague to be a long-standing Affiliate. Further research made it clear that the Auditel service is a compelling proposition. Of great importance, I felt very comfortable with the values of the organisation which are closely aligned to my own.” The attraction was reinforced throughout the recruitment process and Kevin became an Auditel franchisee in March 2010.
Kevin utilised his own resources to finance the business but arranged an ‘in case of need’ working capital facility through his bank. He points out that the Auditel franchise is well known and respected within the bank’s franchise department. He had no doubt that he could have raised further capital had it been needed.
Asked about the assistance provided by Auditel, Kevin recalls:” The initial ‘formal’ training was of really high quality and fulfilled the commitments made during the discovery and due diligence process - a great use of my time!” He confirms that the ongoing support has been excellent. ‘The Auditel team has been helpful from the start, clearly living the values of the organisation. This support structure and ethos also exists within the Affiliate network, facilitated and engendered by the franchisor.’
There have been several highlights so far in his new Auditel embodiment. This began with the signing of his first client and was followed by the completion of the project and the issue of his first invoice! Then he was asked by Head Office to project manage an in-house Business Development Team on formalising a finance cost category for the network.
Kevin’s progress in the marketplace has been excellent. He reports: “I exceeded my first year budgeted income within the first nine months. Over the next few months, I plan to create a more sustainable future income, cash flow stream and client base and develop formal partnership programmes as my route to market.”
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...
Iím in my 30ís and my Auditel business makes me £15,000 a month. This affords me the lifestyle I want including frequent family holidays to our second home in Turkey.Chris Baker, Auditel Consultant since 1998
11th February 2014
"Auditel – a strong product and clearly defined business model"