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Rouse Partners

Rouse PartnersRouse Partners are a leading independent firm of accountants in Buckinghamshire, providing high quality accountancy, tax, audit and advisory services for individuals and ambitious businesses in London and the UK.

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Rouse Partners

From left to right : Neil Relph, Managing Partner, Rouse Partners and Auditel Consultant, Simon Eggleton.

When Neil Relph, Managing Partner at Rouse Partners, was introduced to Auditel in 2011, he felt initially that they might be competing for the same business. However, it soon became apparent that Auditel’s cost management services could add real value to Rouse Partners.

He says: ‘People buy from people. When I met Auditel Consultant Simon Eggleton I was impressed with his professionalism and the Auditel offering. It soon became obvious that working with them could be a win-win scenario.’

Staff members don’t have the time or tools to carry out any meaningful analysis of essential business costs, let alone follow through with benchmarking, negotiation and implementation.

Nevertheless, there was a feeling that better value could be obtained. So Simon was provided with the purchase ledger and an agreed list of areas to tackle.

“Simon has provided sound advice and comprehensive research that could not realistically have been done in house – or if it was, it would have taken up a considerable amount of management time. He is an invaluable resource to analyse our costs, deliver savings and we really value the on-going relationship that we have firmly established. Not only have our overheads been reduced, we are confident that our costs are being monitored on an on-going basis, which gives increased confidence to settle bills safe in the knowledge that they are accurate and have been scrutinised. In short, we view Simon as part of the team.” – Neil Relph, Managing Partner, Rouse Partners

Armed with Auditel’s advanced analytical tools, and applying Total Cost of Purchase®, Auditel’s proprietary holistic approach to cost management, he has achieved impressive savings in most areas.

Neil continues: ‘Auditel’s cost management is a fantastic service, system and process. Firms of our size don’t have time to sit down and study the smallprint in suppliers contracts and tease out anomalies. It’s also much more cost effective to engage external experts like Auditel than to employ someone.”

The relationship continues to flourish and Neil, recognising the value of Auditel’s service sees the opportunity to add cost, purchase and supplier management to Rouse Partners portfolio, thus adding value to their existing client relationships and providing an added benefit to offer to prospective clients.

He concludes: ‘I see huge potential for us both in Auditel’s service. Especially in the current economic climate.’

Savings Breakdown:

Fixed line telecoms 29%
Mobile Communications 24%
Office supplies 20-25%
Records storage & Management 30%
Office cleaning 30%
Gas 50%
HR services 37%

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