With over 200 years franchise experience in the core head office team alone, you’re in safe hands with Auditel
A key aspect of any franchise is reduced risk for the franchisee by investing in a ‘proven business system’ but there remains a gulf of difference between an inexperienced ‘new to market’ franchisor and one that has many years of success, not only as a business but within the personnel that drive the business and support the franchisees.
Often, inexperienced franchises offer an opportunity that may have a lot of potential, but lacks the knowledge of experience in determining a true pathway to success – whilst this lack of value is not reflected in the franchise fee. By contrast, offering outstanding value and being established for nearly thirty years, Auditel knows how to train suitable people to develop great businesses. Its not just knowing what to do, it’s also about knowing what not to do, and learning many lessons over years really ensures that your chance of self-employed success is far greater.
It is a testament to the success of the Auditel franchise network, that Auditel can boast of the quality, wisdom and expertise of its leadership and head office support team. In terms of depth of experience, it is likely unrivalled in the UK franchise industry. After all, how many franchises can advise that their support team has over 200 years’ experience between them just between ten key members, averaging over 20 years each?! Let’s take a look further, starting at the top…
Auditel was founded in 1993 by Executive Chairman, Chris Allison, who is a recognised and respected figure within the UK franchise industry. With unwavering focus and commitment Chris was also supported from the outset in the Auditel business by wife Sylvia, who continues to be fully engaged in the Auditel head office set-up.
Appointed Managing Director in 2019, Chris Aston has been working in the procurement franchise sector since 1999. Specialising in marketing and having driven a huge marketing content roll out over the past three years, his commitment to supporting franchisees and going ‘above and beyond’ to help franchisees with delivering top quality presentations, reports and proposals is gratefully appreciated by the franchise network.
Non-Executive Director, Rob Allison (no relation to Chris & Sylvia!), has worked in franchising since the early 1990s, initially in Australia before settling in the UK in 1999. A leading figure in franchising, as well as developing and selling another franchise in the ‘white-collar’ sector, he has also led a series of franchise collaborations to provide education on franchising and support the growth of the franchise industry in general. Rob provides coaching to franchisees as well as spearheading the development of future opportunities for the Auditel network.
Director of Network Support, Fiona Steels, has run her own businesses before getting involved with the franchise industry in 2008 in recruitment and support roles in sectors covering property, cleaning and print before joining Auditel in 2015. Her extensive experience is put to great use in helping Auditel’s new franchise partners to be supported along the pathway to success.
Within the Auditel training and support team are a collective of talented and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields, committed to supporting the success of franchisees. Antony May, a technical trainer and IT support manager, has worked for Auditel for eighteen years. Heather Hancock, key support team administrator, has over 11 years with Auditel whilst Sales Trainer Graeme McKinnon has 17 years in the franchise industry, including spells as MD of two different large franchise organisations.
Derek Chisnall, commercial legal specialist and supplier co-ordinator has also been involved with Auditel from the very early days of the business, adding over twenty more years’ experience to the team. Already surpassing the collective 200 years, there are also several other staff with several years’ experience each in support functions of IT, marketing, finance and training.
Head of Recruitment, Nick Tubb, who himself has been in franchising since 2000, explains why such experience matter to new franchisees “When I speak with prospective franchisees, they are often looking for assurance that the team behind the franchise have the know-how and drive to help them in their business journey. When I introduce them to various key members of the Auditel support base, they are soon very confident that they are in safe hands, and that they will be thoroughly and effectively trained, nurtured and partnered throughout their journey to success within Auditel. I’m proud to be able to support people in joining Auditel knowing just how good the team is here at Auditel.”
To benefit from Auditel’s vastly experience franchise model, start your exploration process today. Contact Nick Tubb on 01962 893067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To enquire please use the form on the contact us page or if you have already enquired, visit the Auditel Franchise Portal. To see more about Auditel visit www.auditel.co.uk.