About Auditel : Meet our Franchisees : Gordon Brearley

Gordon Brearley

gordonGordon joined the Auditel network in September 2007 having spent many years in High Street retail banking. He’d already taken the plunge into self-employment as a consultant to the banking industry when he came to Auditel but ongoing work in this sector involved too much time away from home.

Before starting his banking consultancy he’d investigated a car industry franchise but didn’t feel the sector was right for him. However, he was convinced by the concept of franchising and the idea of working with a proven business system that would enable him to ‘quick-start’ a business without having to develop and build a new concept. So, coming back to the idea a couple of years later he set about looking for a professional white collar opportunity that would allow him to use his existing skills, work flexibly and maximise his personal earnings capacity without having to go back into a corporate environment.

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“Auditel stood out because it seemed to fulfil my personal criteria for a professional opportunity that would allow me to maximise my earnings capacity while working flexible hours from my home base. From a business point of view, the concept of saving costs is easy to understand and attractive to potential clients so I felt it would be easier to sell than a discretionary purchase such as training, which is the other franchising opportunity I was exploring alongside Auditel. The main deciding factor, however, was the calibre of the Auditel network and Head Office team who were friendly, professional and welcoming.“

Before starting his banking consultancy he’d investigated a car industry franchise but didn’t feel the sector was right for him. However, he was convinced by the concept of franchising and the idea of working with a proven business system that would enable him to ‘quick-start’ a business without having to develop and build a new concept. So, coming back to the idea a couple of years later he set about looking for a professional white collar opportunity that would allow him to use his existing skills, work flexibly and maximise his personal earnings capacity without having to go back into a corporate environment.
“Auditel stood out because it seemed to fulfil my personal criteria for a professional opportunity that would allow me to maximise my earnings capacity while working flexible hours from my home base. From a business point of view, the concept of saving costs is easy to understand and attractive to potential clients so I felt it would be easier to sell than a discretionary purchase such as training, which is the other franchising opportunity I was exploring alongside Auditel. The main deciding factor, however, was the calibre of the Auditel network and Head Office team who were friendly, professional and welcoming.“

Gordon’s confidence in the demand for the Auditel service has proved well-placed and he’s already built a solid client base, including estate agents, care providers, manufacturers, service companies and charities. As Gordon says, “The only thing they have in common is that they need me to manage and reduce their costs for them! There can’t be any business that has a 100% conversion ratio of prospects to clients but the conversion rates attainable for Auditel must be amongst the highest.”

When asked what challenges he’s faced in getting his business up and running he says, “No single challenge stands out. It’s possible to sign clients and it’s possible to make useful savings to create an income so the business system works. I’m not very fond of filing, which could be a problem as there’s lots of paper involved in the audit process but this is hardly insurmountable and is easily offset by the enjoyment I get from interacting with clients and building long-term business friendships.”

Looking to the future Gordon already has plans for the next five years.“I see myself spending most of my time on the client recruitment and management side of the business, joint venturing the analysis and number-crunching to colleagues. By maximising my personal strengths like this I believe I’ll have a very good business with many clients and a strong income stream. On a personal level I’d like to be spending my winters in a sunnier climate so eventually I intend to work from southern Europe for three months of the year, returning to the UK once or twice a month for client meetings.”