WINCHESTER BID has launched new savings and advisory service with city-based strategic business management consultants, Auditel.

The service, available to all Winchester BID members, is powered by a network of specialists at Auditel. They work with all types of organisations to help drive efficiency, effectiveness and productivity across hundreds of cost and business areas.

Auditel was founded in 1994 to help businesses make informed procurement decisions. Their network of 160 specialists work with a range of suppliers and service providers, allowing the best deals and savings to be passed directly on to BID members.

Winchester BID has historically provided a similar service, which allowed some BID members to make substantial savings on utility costs. With Auditel’s expertise, the offering has now been expanded across the whole range of business supplies and services, including gas and electricity, merchant card fees, business consumables, waste management, HR, fleet procurement, uniform, fuel cards, marketing print and travel.

At the launch, BID members were welcomed by Auditel founder and managing director Chris Allison and his team, as well as Dr Paul Spencer, projects and operations manager at Winchester BID.

They then received a presentation detailing examples of how the new service can benefit Winchester BID members, including information on ICT and cloud strategy, GDPR compliance, and ‘fat, oils and grease’ as an environmental and economic problem.

Dr Spencer said: “We hope that the new savings and advisory collaboration between the BID and Auditel will offer real savings to our members. We are excited to work with such an established provider of strategic business and cost management consultancy, who are based in the city centre.”

Mr Allison added: “Having been a part of the Winchester community for over two decades, we are delighted to be part of this project. The combined experience of our network of specialists means we can provide profitable solutions to other local businesses.”