Adrian Burton worked for 22 years in the IT industry in a variety of roles including project and sales management.
Adrian Burton worked for 22 years in the IT industry in a variety of roles including project and sales management. This breadth of experience provided him with an extensive background for managing costs. At 46, Adrian found himself redundant. He had to decide whether to go back into employment or find his own business opportunity.
Adrian recalls: "I quickly reached the decision in January 2008 that I wanted to find a business that provided some independence, was going to be fun, provided a reasonable income, and allowed more time around the family. Could I launch a business on my own or seek support possibly through a franchise"
"I discovered Auditel via the internet. Following a meeting, I realised the best opportunity for success would be with the support of a franchisor. What appealed to me about Auditel is that they shared many of my values. They were helpful and patient with my many requests for information. I never felt I was being sold to or being rushed into making a decision. I attended my first day of training in April 2008. This was comprehensive but organised in such a way that you were not overloaded with information."
Adrian continues: "What Auditel provides is a really good grounding and support which allows franchisees to create a successful business. Also at the heart of Auditel is a gem – the camaraderie between the franchisee, offering advice and backing each other".
"This support was invaluable in the early days and continues to be a key component of my success - just talking with other franchisees to sort out issues as and when they arise. Running your own business could be a lonely experience, particularly if you have moved from working in a team. I really enjoy events that bring franchisees together such as National and Supplier Conferences and Regional and Local Meetings. "
Adrian’s progress in the marketplace has been substantial. "There have been some great results and some wonderful clients, such as Busy Bees Children’s Nursery Chain where we have delivered savings on water, telecoms and energy. We are currently working with Birmingham and the Black Country Chambers of Commerce. The most recent project for a member resulted in a £45,000 utility rebate for Rical Holdings, an engineering company. Another partner is a care association, where we are helping their care and nursing home members reduce costs".
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I work hard but I take time off when I want and spend a lot more time with my family than was ever possible before.Paul Barlass, Auditel Consultant since 2005