5-Andrew and David accepting his awardOne of Auditel’s, a client of Coconut Creatives, franchisees David Kendall, Auditel franchisee for Leamington Spa, has been helping young apprentices get a foot in the door of their careers. His newest member of staff, Andrew White, is an apprentice who has exceeded expectations and is set to be a shining star in the Auditel network.

David employed Andrew in March 2014. After leaving school with top grade A-Levels, Andrew decided not to go to university but to pursue a career instead. He has become a real asset to David’s business and has recently won an award for his performance in the local apprenticeship awards, coming top out of 2,000 applicants.

“Andrew has progressed massively whilst he’s been working for me and has exceeded my expectations. His qualifications from school were excellent and he’s on the talented and gifted register. He decided to progress his career in a professional environment rather than go to university and that’s something I fully support – I really like the idea of the apprentice scheme. I didn’t go to university either, so I took a similar route to Andrew and can really empathise with him. As a business owner, he’s got a lot more worth for me than a graduate would have,” explains David.

Auditel is the UK’s leading strategic cost management franchise. They assist and educate their clients to make smarter buying and management decisions, leading to business longevity and growth. Franchisees become invaluable, outsourced board level members of the companies they serve.

“Working for David is excellent. It was a really good decision for me not to go to university. You acquire specific on-the-job skills and everything I’ve been learning is related to the job. I was really proud of myself for winning the apprenticeship award – it’s something that will really set me apart from other people and it’s also good to recognition for your hard work,” adds Andrew.

David is keen to keep Andrew on and help him with the progression of his career. It even looks like Andrew is due a promotion!

“Andrew really helps the business and he’s added a new dynamic. He now has a choice to make because he can end his apprenticeship soon if he wants to – he’s achieved everything 6 months faster than he was supposed to! I’d like to promote him to Cost Management Consultant. If he takes on the role then he will be the youngest Cost Management Consultant in Auditel by about 30 years. He’s already actively communicating with clients and generating cost savings so I know he’s more than capable,” adds David.

Founded in 1994, Auditel have over 20 years’ experience in strategic cost management. The award-winning business model has been successfully replicated by over 160 franchisees who proudly serve more than 3,000 clients in almost every sector of the economy. Nationwide, franchisees enjoy the benefits of a trusted, proven brand whilst being supported by a team of experts in all essential business disciplines.

As a testament to their ongoing commitment to their network, they were awarded the coveted British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisee Support Award in 2012 and shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year in 2015. They have been full members of the bfa since 1998 and are dedicated to ethical franchising.

To find out more about the Auditel franchise opportunity call Fiona Steels on 0800 583 3355 or visit www.auditelfranchise.co.uk

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