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Auditel

Transfer your existing skills into Auditel's network, and join an elite business management franchise working alongside FDs, CEOs, and business owners across the UK.


Investment Amount:
£20,001 - £50,000
Industry Sector(s):
B2B Franchises, Business Consulting, Home Based Franchises, Latest Franchises, Management Franchises, Women In Franchising
Exhibitions
The British & International Franchise Exhibition

Achieve the business you’ve been dreaming with an Auditel Procurement and Strategic Cost Management Consultancy Franchise Introduction

Auditel is an award-winning franchise that has now over 25 years of development of it’s proven business system and is constantly innovating to ensure that for clients and franchisees alike the business is well set for the future too.

“Auditel is full of people with different skills and expertise and I’m proud to be part of it. The great thing is you can work as one person but you can scale your business up as much as you want to. One of the best things for me personally, coming from a corporate background, is the flexibility – you can fit your work into your lifestyle. My business is financially rewarding but expansion is the grand plan. I’m constantly widening my knowledge and I think I’m seen in the network as someone you can go to for ideas and support. It’s win-win for myself and my colleagues.”

What Auditel Do

Auditel deliver procurement, supply-chain and strategic cost management consultancy solutions to organisations of wide-ranging industry sectors and sizes. Since 1994, over 3,000 UK clients have benefitted from Auditel franchised consultants unlocking wasted expenditure including:

  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Professional Services
  • Charities
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

How Does Auditel Achieve Great Results for Clients

Auditel can achieve results beyond what businesses may achieve themselves, though in reality most businesses are simply ‘too busy’ or not focussing on managing costs in the first place, so Auditel can generate significant savings for any kind of organisation large or small.

  • Resource - Dedicated resource that adds considerable weight to a client’s procurement team
  • Knowledge - Detailed procurement knowledge of what best value looks like and how to achieve it, whilst delivering innovation into a supply chain
  • Expertise - Hand-picked procurement specialists negotiating on your behalf, who have long careers working in over 100 different expenditure areas
  • Tools – Unique benchmarking and analytical tools that speed up the tendering process and make sense of complex data – allowing clients to make an informed decision
  • Buying Power - Access to serious buying power due to supplier relationships and unique pricing frameworks exclusive to Auditel

What you do as an Auditel Franchisee

With a huge potential market, a proven service and the backing of an award-winning franchise model, you can develop your own business as an Auditel franchised Consultant. You can make a real difference to UK organisations, and because you are part of the Auditel network, you will be fully trained and supported in building your own successful business where you work for yourself, but not by yourself. With an array of great benefits, some of our franchisees have been running their Auditel business for over 20 years, and never looked back.

"I’ve got a stable, profitable business with a great team behind me, and financially I am in a better position than I would be if I was still in full time employment. I was fortunate and very grateful to be able to build our dream home for my family and I last year.. I wouldn’t have been able to start my property journey without the income from Auditel and I wouldn’t have been able to build the house if I didn’t have the time – so the flexibility of the franchise has played a pivotal role.” David Kendall

Auditel can suit people from all industry sectors and areas of expertise. You do not need to be an accountant! Auditel offers a broad array of ‘pathways’ to suit your skills, experience and business objectives. This means that if you enjoy client management and business development you can focus your Auditel business on these areas and utilise the expertise within the Auditel network of franchised consultants who can deliver the project management aspects.

Equally, if you have experience and knowledge in certain areas, you can develop this expertise with Auditel and over time, undertake projects for other Auditel affiliates alongside your own client activities.

So, you can play to your strengths in Auditel and we will ensure you are thoroughly trained and supported ongoing in all aspects of the business.

Multiple Income Streams and Long-term Clients

We help you identify, target and win clients with a comprehensive marketing and client acquisition programme that includes multiple methods of direct and indirect routes to developing your client base. By carefully targeting your clients, it’s possible to build a six-figure income business from around 6-12 clients and where clients are retained for many years. We have had some clients for over 20 years!

Auditel is highly flexible and can work with organisations in a manner that works for clients and yourself. Fee-earning arrangements include day-rate, share of savings, retainer, fixed fees or in some cases through supplier commissions – though Auditel remains independent of supplier and works in the client’s best interests.

With an Auditel franchise you can

  • Have a business based from home, but scalable to suit your objectives
  • Develop an income stream that put you in the top 1% of UK earners
  • Leave behind the corporate world, politics, wasted time and commuting
  • Have a better work/life balance where your business works for you
  • Make a real difference to UK businesses and gain pride and recognition for your results

Explore starting your new business with Auditel

Franchise Investment: £39,950 + VAT (Full training and support for 2 people). Funding of up to 70% of your combined Franchise Fee and working capital is available from major franchise banks including HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest.

If you would like a professional, b2b opportunity and to build a business that works for you, not someone else, we would like to invite you to enquire so we can provide you with our FREE Prospectus and provide you with access to the Auditel ‘Franchise Candidate Portal’ through which you can see several franchisee short videos and explore Auditel further.

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Daryn Dodge

Daryn Dodge launched his Auditel franchise in 2001 and is the proud owner of a business which rewards him both personally and financially. Daryn has well and truly achieved his mission to take control of his own destiny. Able to regulate his work-life balance in a way which sees him make the most of his coastal lifestyle, Daryn revels in both the security and the flexibility his business affords.

His strategy for growth has seen him win and undertake work personally, as well as joint venture with fellow Auditel Consultants, following the ‘Generalist’ business pathway with Auditel whereby he manages most of his own clients and undertakes project management too, ‘joint-venturing’ certain projects with other Auditel franchisees (affiliates) where specialist sector or category knowledge and experience is required.  Fees are shared in this way, allowing all affiliates to work closely and play to their own strengths whilst harnessing the expertise of others.

“I wanted to control my own destiny and I do. I’ve never felt more secure than I have done for the last 15 years. My work life balance is very important.  Taking the dog for long walks on the beach and being able to play golf in the afternoon is as significant to me as making good money. My business affords me the opportunity to do both.”

Prior to joining Auditel, Daryn’s career spanned several industries and saw him delivering IT systems across the world. His roles culminated in a senior management position with BT before, finally, becoming the head of European Development for an American telecoms service provider. Frequent international travel and an uncertain market eventually led the logical, analytical businessman to an inevitable conclusion.

“I enjoyed the job, but I was sick of the travel. It was also apparent that the bottom was about to fall out of the market. I’d experienced redundancy once before and I didn’t want to fall victim to it again, so I decided it was time to take control. I felt the only way to do that was to start my own businesses. At that time, the biggest hurdle was getting the buy in of my then wife due to the fact that we had three young children and she was, understandably, concerned about the risks of going it alone. Franchising became the obvious choice because of the high success and low failure rates.”

Ever methodical, Daryn compiled checklists prior to investigating what opportunities were available. With a clear roadmap to follow, his preferred option soon became clear: “I made several lists, including niceties and necessities for my new business as well as personal objectives. I included things that I did want, as well as things that I didn’t. I then looked at franchises and completed the checklists for each one – that allowed the head to control the heart and not the other way around. I always knew that I wanted a white-collar franchise because I wanted to be able to use my skills and experiences. There were two that ticked all the important boxes and Auditel came out on top.”

Founded in 1994, the Auditel consultancy service was pioneered to help UK organisations make effective and informed procurement decisions. Auditel Affiliates work closely alongside FDs, CEOs and business owners throughout the UK as a trusted business advisor. Delivering new perspectives and insights for clients, they help to drive change and increase profitability, competitiveness and growth.

Whilst he knew that his background would serve him well as an initial starting point, Daryn planned to build his business through a combination of his own skill and utilising the collective knowledge and experience of the Auditel network. Something which he’d heard about and bought in to – but had a hard time fully believing until he witnessed it in action!

“I felt my background advantageous but my long-term plan was to build multiple revenue streams. I work across a wide range of categories and I’ve joint ventured where necessary to achieve that. In my first five years, I was expanding at such a rate that the majority of what I did was joint venture! Nowadays, what I enjoy most is client management – delighting them with service and outcomes. I pride myself on the fact that two thirds of my clients have been with me for more than 10 years.

“I was told about the benefits of the network before I joined – but I didn’t really believe it. I’ve been astonished at how supportive and collaborative the network is. I thought I would be competing with other Franchise Partners, but we don’t, and the wealth of knowledge you can leverage as a result is incredible. Auditel has a very unusual culture that I have never seen anywhere else. There’s a genuine ethos where everybody is eager to help. People give; you put into the network because you take out of it as well. I found it strange that people were willing to give up their time to help me when I first started but I realised that it’s because they got help when they came in and want to pay it back.”

For Daryn, ‘paying it back’ has included supporting new affiliates by being a mentor and even delivering a specialist workshop on client retention at the annual conference. Over the years, he has channelled his passion for business not only into his own franchise, but into the Auditel model too – helping to develop the brand’s Partnership Programme which he then piloted with a client. Something which now, in its maturity, directly benefits the entire network.

“Auditel has many benefits, and it’s true that they evolve over time as you grow your business. I personally have been able to relocate from East Anglia to Cornwall with no disruption to my clients or my income. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised by how much freedom we have in the model. In fact, it’s something that I now discuss with people looking to join the network. Auditel is what I call a true entrepreneurial franchise – you get the training, the tools and the support to build a hugely successful business, and then it’s up to you to get out there and do it. You make the decisions, you have the autonomy and therefore, you get out what you put in.”

Thanks to a solid client base and well-earned reputation amongst his peers, Daryn now balances his time between running his business and supporting his local community – of which he has become a key member. A published Author and regular public speaker, Daryn uses his own inspirational story to raise money for charity.

“I’m actively involved with the Chamber of Commerce and as a volunteer Enterprise Advisor with my local school, Bodmin College. For the last 18 months I’ve been working with their SEN children too – it’s incredibly rewarding. In 2017 I wrote a book called ‘The road to hell via the A194’ which is a true story about how, after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I decided to turn my life around – and upside-down! – by signing up for the Great North Run. I use the money from the book sales to raise money for charity. Of course, all of this is made possible by the flexibility I have in my business. 

“My plans for the future are more of the same! I’m 59 now but the thought of retiring just doesn’t sit well. Maybe in a few more years I might look to scale back to three or four days a week but that would simply be to enjoy more golf, more holidays and more walks with the dog on Bodmin Moor – all of which I happily do now!”

The Auditel network is made up of over 100 Franchise Partners – professionals who, like Daryn, come from all walks of life. One thing they do share, is the desire to control their own future and build profitable, scalable businesses with real longevity.

“The satisfaction I get from Auditel is multifaceted – my income, my lifestyle, my relationships with clients and fellow franchise partners. After 18 years I still love what I do and the opportunities it provides.”

 

Ravi Khakhria

Auditel Franchisee Ravi Khakhria has been running his own Auditel consultancy since 2007. Over the last twelve years, the former accountancy professional has built one of the most dynamic and well-respected businesses within the Auditel network. Driven by a determination to provide a great lifestyle for his family whilst having the flexibility to enjoy it, Ravi has utilised the opportunity for Joint Venturing with his fellow franchisees to maximum effect. He’s now also developing a secondary revenue stream by bringing a new partner into the business. For Ravi, professional and personal success are intrinsically linked; and he’s proudly achieving both.

“My definition of success will always be different to someone else’s. I don’t simply define my success by a monetary value. I’m happy, my business offers me a good income, a lifestyle with my family that I always wanted and a level of professional variety that I love. For me, the future is about more of the same!”

 After completing a Post Graduate Degree in Accounting, a young Ravi launched into his career in the financial industry. Initially working for small, independent practices, he worked himself up the corporate ladder, culminating in a position as a Senior Manager at one of London’s Top 20 accountancy firms. By his own admission, no one thing led to Ravi’s decision to leave the industry. But, at the age of 33, whist planning for the future, he knew that in order to achieve his dreams, making change was essential.

“My wife and I had just decided that we wanted to start a family and, living outside of London, we knew that the commute and the long hours weren’t really suited to new family life. I didn’t want to miss out on my children growing up! I was also looking to progress professionally but had started to become a little disillusioned with the industry; it wasn’t what it had once been, and I’d lost the love for my work. That’s something that I’m very passionate about: there has to be an element of fun and enjoyment in everything that you do. So, it was time for a change.”

Already familiar with the concept of franchising, Ravi decided that business ownership was the one career path that could offer the financial prospects, the future flexibility and the personal satisfaction that he craved. Careful not to rule out any options, Ravi’s due diligence saw him research aspects of both B2C and B2B franchising. However, he soon confirmed his initial belief that a B2B franchise was where he could best utilise his knowledge and skills. It was then that he found Auditel. And the attraction was instant.

“What I liked about Auditel was the proposition of being able to demonstrate value and deliver tangible savings. It very much appealed to the analytical side of me and it suited my background. Investing into a B2B opportunity was key for my requirements and the best way to support the lifestyle that I wanted to achieve. I didn’t want to be driven by the consumer model. I felt that with Auditel, things would be very much on my terms and, whilst the work would undoubtedly still need to be put in, there was the opportunity for more flexibility – which was crucial for me.”

Founded in 1994, the Auditel consultancy service was pioneered to help UK organisations make effective and informed procurement decisions. Auditel Consultants work closely alongside FDs, CEOs and business owners throughout the UK as a trusted business advisor. Delivering new perspectives and insights for clients, they help to drive change and increase profitability, competitiveness and growth.

Despite completing his initial franchisee training over a decade ago, Ravi continues to utilise the ongoing support and training offered by Auditel head office. In fact, he believes doing so is essential for maintaining Auditel’s market-leading position as agile and insightful consultants.

“The nature of our business, as strategic procurement consultants, means that the challenges our clients face are constantly evolving – as are the technologies and solutions we can offer. This knowledge is assimilated and results in new tools and procedures or is disseminated via training courses and seminars to the network by head office and even other consultants themselves -especially those who specialise in niche areas. All of which means we’re able to stay ahead of the competition as franchisees and offer a cutting-edge service to our clients. It’s win-win.”

Auditel franchisee Ravi now specialises in working with Theatres and multi-sited clients, but his business plan always included collaborating with his fellow Consultants on Joint Venture projects; a unique benefit of the Auditel franchise. More recently, he’s expanding further by targeting the hospitality sector with the help of a new business partner.

“My model for growth has always been to diversify. I recently had an opportunity to bring someone into the business who could help develop a new revenue stream. He has a background in hospitality, having been COO and MD for in International hotel chain. He’s got the experience and credibility behind him; knows the language and can speak to stakeholders on their level. It’s very exciting and demonstrates the flexibility of the franchise model and how you can, within reason, diversify for growth.”

Now, Auditel franchisee Ravi is truly reaping the benefits of his own hard work – living the lifestyle that he’d always hoped to achieve. But he says it’s important to remember, as with any business, you have to work hard, and you only get out what you put in: “This business gives me the flexibility to choose when I do the work… not if! I can enjoy family life – time with the kids, holidays etc. In reality, that means being able to decide to take the afternoon off if needed and then doing a couple of hours work one evening to make up for it. Or taking my laptop on holiday so that I can keep my finger on the pulse.”

 And the best thing about being a franchisee? For Ravi, it’s something that he actually underestimated during his decision-making process!

“The Auditel network! You’re working with a lot of exceptionally talented and genuinely nice people. I totally underestimated this side of the franchise during my due diligence. But working with other people is so valuable. The opportunity to learn from them and constantly develop your own skills is fantastic. Also, no two days are the same! Great if, like me, you’re someone who doesn’t like being stuck in a routine and enjoys variety.”

The Auditel network is made up of over 100 franchise owners – professionals who, like Ravi, come from all walks of life. One thing they do share, is the desire to control their own future and build profitable, scalable businesses with real longevity.

“I personally think I get the best of both worlds through the balance I have in my business. The work that we do has a genuine impact on businesses and their teams and that makes me very proud. It’s been a wonderful twelve years and I think that being able to say I’m still very excited for the future is very special.”

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