Auditel Franchise

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Develop a new career as an Auditel Management Consultant

With the UK firmly embedded into the 4th Industrial Revolution, in which disruptive technologies and trends such as; the Internet of Things, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way we live and work - there has never been a more important time for organisations to innovate within their supply chain.

A Trusted Business Advisor

As an Auditel franchisee, we will train and support you using our bespoke methodology and business tools (refined over the last 20+ years) to become an Auditel Management Consultant. Working closely alongside FDs, CEOs and business owners throughout the UK, you will be delivering new perspectives and innovation for your clients, in order to drive change and increase profitability. As a result, you will quickly become an invaluable, outsourced board-level member of the organisations you serve.

Organisations are constantly battling with the desire to drive growth and profitability, while ensuring that they are investing in the right technology and getting value for money from their suppliers. Organisations understand that they need external help, because they lack the expertise and detailed supplier knowledge to deliver these innovations, whilst implementing them smoothly into their organisation. That is where Auditel comes into play.


headshot of Chris Baker, an Auditel Franchisee“The income I generate and the flexibility of being my own boss is fantastic. I would struggle to find anything with the same salary and lifestyle balance elsewhere. Joining Auditel really was a life changing decision and I have never looked back.”

Chris Baker, Franchise Partner


To find out how Auditel can benefit YOU, request our FREE franchise prospectus by clicking here.

Your Skills + Our Solution = A Formidable Team

We are looking for professional men and women of all ages, who have the drive and entrepreneurial spirit to become self-employed and build an exciting and profitable business. Our award-winning business model has been successfully replicated by over 150 franchise partners, who proudly serve more than 3,000 clients in the UK.

Our high-calibre network of franchise partners are experts in the full spectrum of industry sectors which provides huge comfort to our clients. We understand our clients’ business issues because we have worked in their sector implementing similar projects many times over.

Our franchise partners often work together in project teams on a number of different projects with the same client. The formation of agile, flexible teams allows us to match the client’s needs and allows our franchise partners to share expertise, to deliver an unrivalled impact and service to our clients. 


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“Auditel has a team work ethos. If I don’t have the specialist knowledge myself, I know someone in the Auditel network or a trusted third party who does. By bringing this team approach to bear, we have been able to deliver some very significant savings for my clients.”

Ruth Dawe, Franchise Partner

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Serious Buying Power

As a franchise partner, you will have access to a wide range of business suppliers, with whom we have nurtured exclusive relationships with, so that the best deals can be offered to your clients.  We work hard to ensure that our supplier relationships result in a win-win for both the supplier and client, and we deal with both in an open, fair and ethical way.

This always involves getting your client the best value (the right combination of service and price) while remaining completely independent and impartial. The synergy this creates allows us to provide powerful solutions to today’s business challenges

Award-Winning Training and Support

Our training programme has been recognised and awarded within the franchise industry every year since 2009. Why? Because it’s designed to ensure that when you join us, you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to build and run your own scalable business. Elements of the training programme are conducted by industry specialists and sales and marketing professionals, ensuring you learn from those who really do know best.  We are continuously developing and innovating to ensure that our training and support programme is always up-to-date and aligned with changes in the market and technology.


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“Auditel provides a framework and ongoing training and support that makes you feel enthused and drives your knowledge and learning. It’s refreshing to be constantly learning new skills.”

–Paul Foster, Franchise Partner


To find out how Auditel can benefit YOU, request our FREE franchise prospectus by clicking here.

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Start building your future your way

The Auditel business model lends itself perfectly to working from home. You won’t need to rent office space or employ administrative staff. You can build a profitable home-based franchise business that meets your income and lifestyle goals.

An Auditel franchise is also scalable and flexible allowing you to build the business you want. Franchise partners may be individuals, couples, practices or partnerships. Everyone is different, that’s why we have built a flexible structure.

Many of our franchise partners have scaled up their business by taking on staff and office premises in order to provide a higher income than they could achieve from operating alone from home.

If you are tired of the corporate world and looking for an escape Auditel could be your route to freedom

Our Franchise Partners have told us they are enjoying:

  • A low-overhead, high-margin business
  • Being their own boss and working for themselves, but not by themselves
  • Being rewarded for their hard work
  • Earnings that exceed their employed potential
  • A perfect work-life balance
  • Flexible working hours
  • No more corporate politics and no more commuting
  • More time to spend pursuing interests
  • A better quality of life and spending more time with family

You can enjoy this too, as you become part of the Auditel Consulting Community

Franchise Fee

Cost £37,950 + 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.

How to find out more

If you want to build a business that works for you, not someone else, we would like to invite you to request a copy of our Franchise Prospectus and then book to attend one of our FREE Discovery Seminar. Our Support Team will guide you through our award-winning training, mentoring and support programme and you can meet with existing franchise partners.

Ask as many questions as you like in an informal, friendly environment. Our aim is to be as open and honest as possible to ensure you leave fully armed with the knowledge and confidence to progress.

To find out how Auditel can benefit YOU, request our FREE franchise prospectus by clicking here.

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Franchisee Case Studies

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Auditel franchisee balances growing his business with his newly growing family!

When his wife had a baby earlier this year, Stephen Sowerby had already established the ideal solution for him to be able to balance his work around his new family. The flexibility offered by Auditel meant that he can structure his time to focus on what is important to him. Learn more about seizing the day with an Auditel franchise opportunity!

Franchisor Interview

Exclusive Interview: "The value of the brand is enhanced by unrivalled support & training"


Franchisor’s name: Chris Allison
Name of franchise: Auditel

Tell us about how/when Auditel was started and the motivation behind establishing the company.

Originally, Auditel was founded as a licensing operation in 1994, which trained people in utility bill auditing. When deregulation occurred in the UK, we saw an opportunity to widen the scope of the company and add the management of additional costs. So, in 1997, to maintain uniform operating standards and invest in additional training and support, it was launched as a true business format franchise.

"The offering has expanded to over one-hundred cost areas through the past twenty years and has over 200 franchisees. Auditel has been a Full Member of the British Franchise Association since 1997".

What have been Auditel's biggest achievements/successes to date so far?

Auditel has been recognised within the industry over a number of years for providing significant support to their franchisees. Notably:

  • Winner of the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award for Franchisee Support 2012.
  • Finalist in the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
  • Finalist in the Franchise Marketing Awards for 5 years, covering Best Franchisee Marketing Support and Best Website

What challenges have you had to overcome?

We are not really threatened by price comparison sites or brokers. The biggest competition can be the clients themselves! They may think that they have already achieved a cost reduction exercise and so question the need to use us. We sit down with them and, by asking the right questions, demonstrate how we could be augmenting what they are already doing. Our franchisees are marketing our services energetically and turnover increases year on year.

What marketing/promotional tools do you use to grow the Auditel franchise?

  • Through our own corporate website
  • Direct marketing by over 200 consultants with web-based and printed marketing deliverables
  • Lead generation via specialist agencies
  • Intensive social media,
  • Surveys by business magazines, regular press releases and franchisees’ microsites

What differentiates Auditel from the competition?

Over the years, Auditel has achieved a recognisable and respected brand in the field of Cost Management, which has enabled franchisees to develop their individual businesses. This success has been achieved through constant efforts to leverage the brand in the public and private sectors through sponsorships, memberships and awards and exceptional savings for our clients.

"Auditel is a pioneer of ethical and sustainable cost management. Its unique Total Cost of Purchase® approach reveals an unprecedented and detailed level of management data to make accurate, informed decisions for the long term. This sets us apart from those firms, which only produce short term savings, which may have repercussions later".

The value of the brand is enhanced by the unrivalled levels of training and support provided to our franchisees by our Head Office and network team of forty members. We believe we possess the most extensive knowledge bank and state-of-the-art marketing activities in our industry. As a result of ongoing investment, innovation, implementation and improvement, we have created an environment, which fosters trust and lays the foundations for each of our franchisees to succeed.

“Any business not using the Auditel service may be placing itself at a disadvantage.” Pizza Express, (where more than £4m have been saved by Auditel).

In your opinion, what makes a successful Auditel franchisee?

Auditel’s franchisees are senior management professionals looking for a fresh challenge with high earning potential and great training and support. They have come from careers in many sectors including manufacturing, public sector, finance and banking, IT, insurance, HM forces and marketing. Candidates need strong communication skills, the ability to deal with senior business owners and managers, an inquisitive mind and the drive and determination to succeed.

What changes have you seen in your industry over recent years? And how have you adapted to them?

Clearly there is always competition in any service. However, we have continually refined our analysis tools, our knowledge base and our cloud-based methods which systematically promote sustainable profit improvement and deliver results that regularly exceed our client’s expectations.

Our unique Total Cost of Purchase® business model gives our consultants a huge competitive advantage. Our award-winning training and support and unrivalled systems are constantly under review to ensure our consultants are the very best in the UK.

Watch our new video where Chris looks over the last twenty years; discussing how Auditel has become one of the leading strategic cost management franchise businesses for medium to large organisations across the UK and Ireland

What does the future hold for Auditel?

Results from a recent survey, conducted on behalf of Auditel by Management Today, highlighted that 70% of organisations in the UK don’t have a cost management strategy in place. Eight out of ten have it on the boardroom agenda. Over 60% of them recognise that, carried out by experts, strategic cost management can accelerate performance, improve efficiency and gain competitive advantage. This represents a huge untapped market for Auditel and their franchisees. In fact, Auditel sales have grown by over 70% in the last five years.

What expansion plans have you got nationally and internationally?

We have 140 franchises in the UK with around 200 franchisees involved in them. We plan to build the network to between 180 and 190 over the next 5 years. We also plan to enlarge our current network in Ireland.

What advice would you give to someone considering franchising their business?

Don’t think that other people, your franchisees, will turn an unsuccessful business into a thriving one! Consider very carefully if you think you have the right temperament to deal with your franchisees as business partners and not as employees.

"To be a franchisor means devoting your time to ensuring your franchisees are happy and profitable and at the same time, continually upgrading and enhancing the means whereby the business and they, will succeed".

Finally, it is most usual to engage a franchise consultant to assist in setting up the franchise with you. You will need legal, accounting, financial advice and a structure in which to operate your franchise and professional advice is very helpful indeed. Good luck!

If you had to do it all again, what would you do differently?

I don’t think I would have done anything very different. I started off in a small way as a licensor, which served as a starting point for a true business format franchise. When you look back, there are always things which maybe have been better, recruitment, training and support and so on, but you have to start somewhere.

Now with our 5-year Mentoring Programme and our continuing improvement of every piece of the business, one can honestly say that we have a very successful flourishing and market leading franchise, which is recognised by such within the industry through the various awards we have won or been nominated for.

To request Auditel's FREE franchise prospectus, click here.