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The Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company

Start your own business to be proud of, helping organisations by reducing costs and carbon emissions and in becoming verified carbon neutral.

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Become a ‘Member Firm’ or ‘Partner’ of the Auditel Business Community and you’ll be part of a 100-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.

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I started my Auditel business with training in October 2022 and already by the end of the year I had secured my first client, with two more proposals out for imminent decisions and have another twelve prospective client meetings in the diary over January and February. I’m very excited to have joined Auditel at a time when cost and carbon reduction is so high on the agenda for UK businesses. The training and support I have received since starting has been superb and I’m looking forward to growing my business over the years ahead and enjoying the wide-ranging benefits that an Auditel business offers.” - Julie Adams, Auditel Franchise 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.
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Auditel’s High Quality Carbon Solutions

Auditel support clients in navigating their path to Carbon Neutrality, 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) they are assisting clients towards the only internationally recognised standard, PAS2060. “Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality”, positioned to clients as a simplified 4-step process.

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.

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“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 January 2023 I’ve billed over £25k 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

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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, purchasing carbon offsets or becoming verified carbon neutral by trusted partners such as BSI and NQA. 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

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Auditel is a collaborative network of around 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.

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"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. schemes.


  • 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!

Auditel News

Auditel welcome further seven new Partners on Autumn Induction

With fifteen new Partners having already started Auditel businesses in 2023, a further seven have just begun their own journeys on the extensive September/October Induction Training Programme.

Auditel welcome seven new (franchise) Partners on bumper induction programme as demand surges

Leading Carbon & Cost Consultancy group Auditel seeing faster start-up and business growth amid growing market opportunity.

Auditel Partner, Mark Appleton: '“I already upgraded my business within just two months of starting!”

Recently trained Auditel Partner Mark makes such rapid progress in his new operation he has upgraded his business model from ‘Associate’ to ‘Full’ Partner. Read on to learn how he did it.

Flurry Of Activity As Three New Partners Join Auditel’s Winter Training Programme

Auditel start 2023 with three new Partner Businesses joining the Auditel Business Community.

Auditel welcome three new franchise partners in January

Auditel kicked off 2022 with a very busy month. 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 welcomed three new franchise partners into the franchise network, and they kicked off their training on 24th January.

Auditel Franchise Partner Sean already seeing impact of Auditel’s Carbon Solutions

Over a dozen meetings with potential new clients already arranged within ten days of online event.

Auditel evolve to become ‘The Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company’

In a significant move, following a two-year development phase, Auditel are now delivering carbon management solutions to their clients, interwoven into their core service offering and in doing so becoming ‘The Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company’.

Auditel stood out in the b2b sector

June 2021 has seen the latest Auditel Induction programme, welcoming new franchise partners including Mike Powers, a south-London based former Commercial Director. Mike, who has over thirty years of sales and marketing experience started exploring franchising and looked at a few opportunities in considerable detail before being introduced to Auditel.

Auditel Partner, Julie Adams, outlines her progress and discusses highlights, just over a year after joining the Auditel Business Community as a ‘Full Partner’

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.  Already, we are forecasting to be breaking the £100,000 a year mark for year two but given that we’ve only just started year two I would hope that we are well beyond that by the end of the year, and with long-term client contracts I can see roughly where we will be a few years down the line too.  We are well ahead of our business plan so can’t complain at all!

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What Does Julie’s Client Base Look Like?

In developing an Auditel business, the diverse array of marketing activities can lead to client opportunities presenting themselves in a wide range of sectors and sizes. Julie explains the make-up of her client based currently “Our client base is wide-ranging.  Some of the early clients were quite small as we were learning on the job too, but I now have a client with over 1000 staff with £400-£500m turnover and the smallest client is just £3m turnover.

She continues “I started targeting manufacturing clients but now I have clients in IT, Legal, Marketing, Hotels too.  Doors open when you have conversations and I love hearing about the different challenges businesses are facing and really getting involved to help support these organisations moving forward. We have a few clients for whom we are doing some day-rate advice but normally we pick up multi-year retainers for a long-term journey to Net Zero, and these are very nice as we feel part of their organisation and helping them in shaping their future positively.”

A Big Learning Curve and Transitioning Business Roles

Advising on where a new Auditel Partner would start in terms of target clients, Julie emphasises the Auditel marketing plan and guidance, suggesting “When starting it definitely helps to start at the smaller end and build up because the smaller ones tend to be quicker to engage, deal with and learn from, and that stands you in good stead when scaling up.

She adds “In part thanks to the support and handholding from Head Office, I’m now much more confident in assessing the amount of work involved when signing new clients and also therefore in pricing accordingly for the anticipated work involved too.”

A Changing Day-To-Day Balance

With an established business, the marketing approach Julie takes has started to change. She explains “At the stage of business I have now, I am getting more referrals from my clients, but I also have established introducers of business and trade associations that create new ongoing opportunities.  As a result, my focus on direct marketing is now starting to reduce as I don’t really need to undertake the heavier marketing like you would do at the outset of your Auditel Business.

With a growing client base, it’s interesting to understand what the ‘day to day’ of Julie’s operation looks like, relative to when she was starting out. She says “Now my days are very varied with progress meetings, workshops, new client meetings and such-like compared to the holistic focus on client acquisition at the outset.  Probably now its 80% client and project management and 20% client acquisition, so very different to what it was at the beginning.

She continues “I’m getting more involved in deeper areas of carbon and procurement work, and that enables me to add more value to clients in the long-term.  This is where I can evolve into ‘Joint Ventures’ with the wider Auditel network which for us now is essential as even though I have my Partner involved in the business focusing on projects work whilst I am focusing on more of the ‘front end’ client engagement and management. 

However, such is the volume of work we are getting that we need to utilise the network to take on some of the project work for us, especially in some of the wider procurement areas – helping businesses to save money as well as carbon. We are now taking on another member of staff also in particular to help look at supporting the internal management of carbon project work.”

Continuous Learning

It’s very hard to keep on top of what is a very fast-moving subject in Carbon and Julie advises “I think I do more CPD (Continual Professional Development) now than what I have done any time in my career.  The initial training was great, but I know so much more now as there is so much to learn.  It would be so difficult to do this as a stand-alone consultant or employee but because I am part of a big network it really supports with using ‘Teams’ and having chat groups as we have a large collaborative team who are coming together to share everything we are learning.”

She adds “With growing legislation and pressures from government and customers there will be more opportunities to grow the business for myself and for others in the Auditel Business Community. We are moving into reduction planning, new technology and procurement with clients so as a network we need extensive resources to deliver everything we offer to clients.

Utilising the Auditel Network through Joint-Venturing

Whilst I leverage the Auditel network for project specialists and experts, or general resource when we have too much on to handle ourselves, on the other side, I get approached by newer Partners to help them with new client meetings and early days support “Julie explains. “I have developed a structured mentoring programme so I can help them to build their own business by supporting on client acquisition and setting out the project process.  This also helps me to get to know the network as I can see who has what experience and skills that I may utilise in time within my own business but it also gives these ‘newbies’ a helping hand in getting their own businesses and early clients up and running too.”

Keeping Long-Term Goals in Mind

Julie outlines how, despite the excellent progress and increasing success, that it’s important to remember why she joined Auditel, and what her business would enable her to achieve in life in general. She says “In respect of long-term ambition, I’m still keen to keep growing but to be at the point where we are working more ‘on’ the business rather than ‘in’ it.  By using our staff and JV Partners to ensure we can continue to reap the benefits of the clients we are managing we can work towards having a better work/life balance which was the goal we had when starting the business.”

Auditel is expanding fast, and to meet client demand needs to keep growing its Partner/Member Firms within the Auditel Business Community with its wide-ranging talent pool of people with experience of all kinds of backgrounds and business sectors.

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