Want to know more about the Auditel franchise opportunity?
Chris Allison, Founder and Managing Director of Auditel, has been
answering the burning questions many potential franchisees want to
know the answers to when they’re thinking about joining Auditel.
Auditel is the UK’s leading strategic cost management franchise.
They assist and educate clients to make smarter buying and
management decisions, leading to business longevity and
Auditel was established in 1994 with one of the main drivers
behind the business being the process of the deregulation of the
utilities and telecommunication sectors. Chris saw an opportunity
to develop a utility bill auditing programme because, with a much
larger choice of utility companies and communication providers
meant that businesses needed advice on choosing and selecting the
right provider. Auditel converted to a franchise in 1997 which
provided an opportunity to build a UK-wide brand and broaden the
scope of the business offering. It was at this point that Auditel
moved from utility bill auditing to cost management consultancy and
a more effective way of managing business costs.
What are some of the advantages of being an Auditel
There are many advantages to being an Auditel
•We have an award-winning training and support programme. We
never stop improving the programme and it is reviewed and updated
• We offer a huge range of services and we’re continually
broadening the scope of our business offering. This means we can
engage with a client to provide further services, making us an
indispensable and a valuable outsourced member of the management
team for the long-term.
• Auditel is a flexible business which allows franchisees to
build a scalable business. You can tailor the business to your
personal business aspirations. Whether you want to be self-employed
and home-based, bring in a partner (free of charge) or become a
multi-fee earning, office based business with employees, your
business is as big as your aspirations.
• The job satisfaction is high and the business is never
•Our franchisees talk about being part of the Auditel family,
we really look after each other.
What qualities do you look for in an ideal
Within Auditel there are people from a whole range of careers
and business disciplines so we have a wide range of talent in our
network. We look for people who will share our values and who are
similar minded to our existing franchisees and it’s important that
our franchisees are team players. We also look for people with good
communication skills, good deductive thought processes and people
who demonstrate commercial acumen.
You’ve got to be a self-starter. Even though you provide you
with all the training and support you need, you do have to have the
drive and passion to build a business. We can’t run the business
In your opinion, why is Auditel such a great
opportunity for someone looking to get into business
We believe that there’s still a massive opportunity for
growth. After 21 years in the business we’ve still only got 1%
market share of the total market. Very few businesses can manage
all their business costs effectively in-house so ours is a service
that will always be needed. In a volatile, uncertain world it’s a
much needed service. Business stewardship is the key to commercial
success in the future. Many of our younger consultants are looking
for careers for the next 20 years and beyond and this is something
What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking
of buying a franchise?
Look at the track record of the organisation and the business
when completing your due diligence and make sure there is open
disclosure in terms of the franchise itself. Talk to existing
franchisees with similar backgrounds to yourself and see how
they’re running the business day to day so know the ins and outs.
Many organisations may have been successful in the past but look at
their plans for the future and how innovative they are. You want to
know that the business model will stand the test of time.
Before you start looking, think about your own skillsets and
how they transfer into the franchises you are interested in. You
will be going through a selection process so you need to think
about how you will fit into the franchise. Why should they appoint
What can franchisees expect from the training and
support on offer at Auditel?
We have one of the most comprehensive training and support
programmes in the franchise industry. We won Franchisor of the Year
based on our investment into our training, support and mentoring
programme. We have a 45 member team supporting our franchisees on a
Our training is continual; franchisees can come back to a
training session at any time free of charge or attend a refresher
course. They also have access to a business review every six
months. Whether you’re in the start-up phase or you’re 20 years
into the business, we support you at whatever phase you are at in
your business. This may even include retiring and exiting Auditel.
We take your business from cradle to grave.
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