Auditel franchise

Auditel - The cost management, procurement & carbon solutions specialists, est. 30 years. Build your own consultancy within the 100+ Auditel network, balancing lifestyle goals, control and flexibility with scope to earn in excess of £200k pa.

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The Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company

Start your own business to be proud of, helping organisations through wide-ranging carbon solutions and cost management, on their long-term journey’s to Net Zero.

Become a ‘Member Firm’ or ‘Partner’ of the Auditel Business Community and you’ll be part of a 110-strong network of cost management, procurement and carbon solutions consultants who are really making a difference – for themselves, their clients, and the planet!

Established since 1994, Auditel’s heritage as leading energy specialists has meant their journey has evolved into carbon solutions thanks to the immense talent pool within the Auditel network, all collaborating on a ‘level playing field’ thanks to the balanced franchise licence structure.

You can enjoy considerable benefits by joining Auditel, from as little as just £20,000 providing a potentially huge return on investment whilst helping the planet too.

“By the end of my first year I already had fifteen clients and more in the pipeline. I have brought my partner into the business too as there is so much opportunity and I’m so busy servicing my clients. I already have in excess of £150k per year in income streams with scope for more. Carbon management is becoming high on the agenda for UK businesses for all kinds of reasons, and Auditel has a compelling offering. The training and support I have received since starting has been superb and I’m enjoying the wide-ranging benefits that an Auditel business offers.”
Julie Adams, Auditel Partner

With an Auditel Partner Business you can:

  • Develop a personal income stream that can exceed £200,000 per year
  • Leave behind the corporate world, politics, wasted time and commuting
  • Have a better work/life balance where your business works for you
  • Have a business based from home, but scalable to suit your objectives
  • Make a real difference to UK businesses and enjoy pride and recognition for your results
  • Develop your business on a part-time or full-time basis as suits your circumstances.

Three ‘Partner Business’ Models To Choose From

Associate Partner Business: £20,000

Auditel’s ‘entry level’ business model can fit those seeking a part-time long-term business, or used as a ‘stepping stone’ to upgrade to a Full Partner Business model, or can even be used by existing businesses that wish to become a Member Firm of Auditel’s network in order to support their existing activities.

Full Partner Business: £40,000

The Full Partner Business covers approximately 80% of the existing Auditel network, and will likely be to model that is appropriate for the majority of people exploring Auditel ongoing. It provides scope to your business to get the benefits you want, and can develop further into an Auditel Practice in which you can scale up employ multiple staff.

Auditel Practice: £60,000

An Auditel Practice can be developed over time however an option for an ‘Investor’ is this package where you can have five people trained and supported from the outset with some other additional support tools too.

Auditel’s High Quality Carbon Solutions

Auditel support clients in navigating their path to Carbon Net Zero through carbon footprints, management plans and verification, but a double-benefit is that it can be funded through the cost savings in procurement from within the business that Auditel also achieve.

By combining the expertise of Auditel’s own Carbon Strategy Group and partnering with British Standards Institute (BSI) and NQA they can assist clients in becoming verified carbon neutral through PAS 2060. “Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality” or ISO 14068. Auditel train all new franchise partners in all aspects of the Auditel business.

Auditel franchise partners can generate revenue through a mix of monthly retainer fees and fixed fee projects and then also develop a range of additional income streams that will be developed alongside. Carbon is also great for cash flow as you’ll start billing at the outset of the client engagement.

"I started approaching clients by leading with carbon solutions in October 2001. By February 2022 I had already secured seven new clients all paying me monthly retainers totalling nearly £100k per year, and I had more clients sign throughout the year. By the end of 2022, I had more clients than I could manage by myself, so I ‘joint venture’ the project work with my Auditel colleagues. Carbon acts as the ‘door opener’ from which procurement and cost management projects then come on top. The financial rewards are enormous, in 2023 I’ve billed over £250k alone, but I feel great about the impact of the work that I do, especially the positive environmental impact – I’m passionate and proud about helping businesses manage and reduce carbon emissions."
Sean Connaughton, Auditel Partner.

Powerful Procurement Solutions

Auditel Partners boost cash-flow within their client’s business by saving money through better procurement, process improvement or identifying how technology can play a greater part in their business.

Auditel deliver ‘best value’, saving client’s money, increasing profit, and making a tangible difference. The savings made can also fund complimentary projects such as carbon management solutions including investing in renewable energy solutions, or other carbon reduction infrastructure. Procurement and carbon go ‘hand in hand’ and Auditel are very unique in offering both service offerings that are both in such high demand at the moment.

Auditel can achieve for their clients’ incredible results that any business just can’t achieve by themselves – through cost category expertise, supplier and pricing knowledge, and collated buying power. This creates long-term income streams with flexible fee-earning methods including share of savings, retainer, fixed fee and day rate options.

An Auditel Business Can Be Ideal For People From Diverse Backgrounds

Auditel is a collaborative network of over 100 franchised partners who have come from varied backgrounds but usually at senior-management or director level. By playing to their strengths, Partners can work together to deliver procurement, supply chain management and carbon solutions to organisations of wide-ranging industry sectors and sizes.

Auditel can suit people from all industry sectors and areas of expertise. You do not need to be an accountant or a procurement specialist! 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 business on these areas and utilise the expertise of other Auditel Partners who can deliver the project management aspects.

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

You can play to your strengths in Auditel, though every Partner is thoroughly trained and supported ongoing in all aspects of the business.

"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 business has played a pivotal role."
David Kendall – Auditel Practice

Multiple Income Streams and Long-term Clients

Auditel 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 as little as half a dozen clients, and once secured client retention is extremely long. Some clients have benefitted from Auditel’s solutions for over 20 years!

Explore Starting Your New Business With Auditel

Funding of up to 75% of your combined Initial Fee and working capital is available from major franchise banks. Personal loans for starting up a business can also be sought through the British Business Bank.

This can provide 100% funding for the Associate Partner Business model.


Associate Franchise: £20,000+VAT. Personal Investment required min. £8,000

Full Partner Business: £40,0000+VAT. Personal Investment required min. £12,000

Auditel Practice: £60,000+VAT (for high-level investors)

The financial performance opportunity with Auditel is huge. Some Partners are receipting well over £200,000 per year but remember there are a multitude of other benefits that Auditel Partners enjoy too!

If you would like a professional, b2b opportunity and to build a business that works for you, not someone else, and is effective in all economies then explore Auditel today!

Julie speaks to Auditel Head of Partner Recruitment Nick Tubb in late January 2024, having joined Auditel in late Autumn 2022. Having made a good start to her business as featured in December 2022, Julie has continued to successfully build her business and is now early in her second year. In looking to get an understanding of the current position of her business, Julie exclaims “It’s very, very busy! I have 16 clients at the moment and another three or four looking close to going ahead too. A...

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Auditel franchise started 2022 with a very busy January. With great client receptiveness to Auditel’s carbon solutions alongside procurement improvement services, this has led to record-breaking appointment numbers with potential new clients. In addition, Auditel welcome three new franchise partners into the franchise network, and they kicked off their training on 24th January. Based near Portsmouth, David Wilshin explored Auditel in late 2021 and decided to leave the corporate world to start...

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Gordon Brearley, Auditel franchise partner, was asked why he thinks ex-bank managers make such good consultants, his answer was clear and simple “If you have the drive and determination to succeed in banking, you will succeed with Auditel, because you have transferable skills”.Gordon, at the age of 53, joined Auditel in 2007 following a successful career in banking with NatWest and RBS. When Gordon first looked at Auditel when seeking to start a business for himself he quickly realised that deca...

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Lee Freeman joined the Auditel community coming from being a former Financial Director, and was growing increasingly frustrated with working tirelessly for someone else and not being certain of his chosen career path. Lee took matters into his own hands and decided to take control of his own destiny and become self-employed. Having investigated many different franchise options in the market Lee decided Auditel felt like the right fit to his skill set. Lee says “It was the right opportunity for n...

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Auditel held in June 2021 their latest induction programme welcomed one of their newest franchisees, Mike Powers. Mike is a south-London based former Commercial Director who has a vast amount of experience, thirty years in fact, of sales and marketing experience till he started exploring franchising and looked at a few opportunities in considerable detail before being introduced to Auditel. Discussing why he chose Auditel, he says “I had looked at another business in the same sector and had...

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Julie speaks to Auditel Head of Partner Recruitment Nick Tubb in late January 2024, having joined Auditel in late Autumn 2022. Having made a good start to her business as featured in December 2022, Julie has continued to successfully build her business and is now early in her second year. In looking to get an understanding of the current position of her business, Julie exclaims “It’s very, very busy! I have 16 clients at the moment and another three or four looking close to going ahead too. A...

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In late October 2021, Sean Connaughton organised a webinar, primarily using social media and email invitations to business directors of organisations in Scotland. It attracted over 70 attendees and led to multiple meetings through November and into early 2022, the majority of which are still in progress. So far, Sean has signed up five new clients, for whom he will manage their carbon management planning, in line with the British Standards Institute (BSI) verified PAS 2060 standard. The standar...

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Cardiff based long-term friends Huw Williams and David James have over 30 years of experience in sales and business management and wanted to put their previous commercial skills to good effect in a business partnership of their own, so in August 2020, they undertook their Auditel induction training, and started their new business journey, in September. In late March 2021, we spoke with Huw and David about their experiences so far, and discovered how, despite the pandemic, they already had clien...

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