In 2003, she and her husband launched their own telecoms company. In 2004, the company won the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce “Most Promising New Business Award". In the following year, Jane won the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” and became the first female winner of this award in the Chamber’s history.
Jane recalls: “As a result of this recognition, I wanted to give something back to my local community. So I became a Member of the Board of Directors supporting issues and
causes that affected local business.”
In 2009, the Campbells decided to sell the business on. Jane says: “I wanted to ensure my next challenge would give me a better work/life balance, especially as we had a young family, so I joined the Auditel franchise network in March 2012. Other procurement specialist franchises were researched but Auditel was finally chosen. Their rationale was all about customer service and building a long term relationship”
Jane says that the training to date has been really good. In addition to excellent class room trainers and reading material, there is always someone at the end of the phone able to give help and support.
She adds: “The Affiliate network is also very supportive, especially local Affiliates, who are happy to give up their time to help improve your knowledge and skills. Working within the Auditel family gives you the freedom to control your working hours and shape your own goals; however you still feel part of a team due to the encouragement you receive and also the number of meetings on offer.”
Jane concludes: “I’ve signed up eight clients in my first eight months. One client asked me to investigate seven cost areas plus an Energy Efficiency Review! We are really busy and I have already recruited my first staff member. They will ideally provide administrative support. This will free me up to stay focused on the growth of the business as my goal is to sign up a further fifteen during my second year!
Established in 1994, Auditel is the UK and Ireland’s largest and fastest growing cost, purchase and supplier management franchise opportunity, with a network of over two hundred highly-skilled specialists. Auditel Affiliates renew their franchises after 5, 10 and now 15 years due to consistently achieving their financial goals. The network turnover has grown by 192% since 2007.Their higher earners enjoy an income of over £200k.