Auditel is the brand under which the member firms of Auditel (U.K.) Limited (AUK) operate and provide professional services. Together, these firms form the Auditel network. ‘Auditel’ is often used to refer either to individual firms within the Auditel network or to several or all of them collectively.
In many parts of the world, accounting firms operate in a very similar way being locally owned and independent. The Auditel network is not a partnership, a single firm, or a multinational corporation.
For these reasons, the Auditel network consists of firms which are separate legal entities. The firms that make up the network are committed to working together to provide quality service offerings for clients. Firms in the Auditel network are members in, or have other connections to, Auditel (U.K.) Limited (AUK), an English private company limited by guarantee. AUK does not practise consultancy services or provide services to clients. Rather its purpose is to act as a coordinating entity for member firms in the Auditel network.
Focusing on key areas such as strategy, brand, and risk and quality, the Network Leadership Team and Board of AUK develop and implement policies and initiatives to achieve a common and coordinated approach among individual firms where appropriate. Member firms of AUK can use the Auditel name and draw on the resources and methodologies of the Auditel network. In addition, member firms may draw upon the resources of other member firms and/or secure the provision of professional services by other member firms and/or other entities. In return, member firms are bound to abide by certain common policies and to maintain the standards of the Auditel network as put forward by AUK.
The Auditel network is not one international partnership and Auditel member firms are not otherwise legal partners with each other. Many of the member firms have legally registered names which contain “Auditel”, however there is no ownership by AUK. A member firm cannot act as agent of AUK or any other member firm, cannot obligate AUK or any other member firm, and is liable only for its own acts or omissions and not those of AUK or any other member firm. Similarly, AUK cannot act as an agent of any member firm, cannot obligate any member firm, and is liable only for its own acts or omissions.