Managing Director Chris Allison said: “Over the last year, we have increased our capabilities to deliver a wider range of services more efficiently and more effectively than ever before. I think we will look back on this time as a tipping point towards many more successes in ways we had not dreamed of. Our aim is to make many more missions possible over the next five years, hence the theme – Mission: Possible.”
The excellent range of speakers included Mike Pagan, one of the world’s leading motivational speakers, Sarah Setterfield, one of the UK’s leading corporate image consultants and Deborah Wain, Lead Consultant, LDL Leadership Development, who offer world-class learning, coaching and consultancy programmes.
The keynote speaker was Colonel Stuart Tootal DSO OBE, who led the first British unit (3 Para) into Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan in 2006.
During the black-tie dinner, Sir Bernard Ingham, President of the British Franchise Association, presented the awards to those franchisees who had distinguished themselves during 2010. The Franchise of the Year Award was won by Ruth Dawe and Laurence Fitch
The other Awards were:
- Newcomers of the Year – Will Job and Dave Jamieson
- Rising Stars Award – Steve Ray and Claire Powell-Browne
- Consultants’s Consultant – Denis Brennan
- Special Contribution Award– Nigel Collins
- Tim Rix Memorial Award - Judith Ashurst
The Conference’s nominated charity was HELP for HEROES for which over £3,500 was raised on a raffle and auction.
Chris Allison summed up the Conference and another momentous year: ”We are proud of what you, the Auditel network, have achieved. Today was a day to celebrate your successes. Equally, it is a day that will enable you to move you on to greater things and make your Mission: Possible.”