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Expense Reduction Analysts Franchise

ERA is a network of Cost Reduction Consultants delivering Value Through Insight™. They are three-time winners of Global Franchise Magazine’s “Best White-Collar Franchise” 2018, 2019 & 2020. Build a successful consultancy business.

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At a Glance

Established: 1992

UK Presence: 100 franchise partners

Start Up Cost: £44,900

Min personal contribution: £13,470

International Presence 700+ franchise partners in over 40 countries

Development type: Single-unit, area developers

BFA Status: Full




Franchise Info

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Learn how to become a trusted advisor and help businesses to thrive

Tens of thousands of businesses are currently struggling to control their costs in these financially challenging times, and they need help, now more than ever before.

In fact, in a report from Global Insights over 61% of C-Level decision makers see cost reduction as the core focus for their business.

By joining the ERA franchise partner network and following the proven 10-step methodology and leveraging the expertise of the other partners, you can tap into this market potential and build your own successful consultancy business.

Why ERA?

Since we were established in 1992 we have helped thousands of people like you to build a successful cost management consultancy under the globally recognised Expense Reduction Analysts brand providing them with:

  • Full professional training and ongoing support
  • A proven methodology and systems for cost reduction
  • “No Savings – No Fee” business proposal
  • Lead Generation Support from day one
  • 1-2-1 Professional Business Coaching
  • Low operating costs & high-income potential
  • The ability to operate a business from home or an office
  • Collaboration with a global network of 700+ ERA consultants
  • Opportunity to work on international projects – we’re based in 40+ countries
  • Access to a database of over 800 case studies
  • Bespoke IT systems and software
  • Access to the ERA Global App
  • A scalable business opportunity

Not only is ERA one of the world’s leading White-Collar Franchises it is also the only franchise to have won “Best White Collar Franchise” at the Global Franchise Awards across 2018, 2019 & 2020.

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Who can become an ERA partner?

Our Franchise Partners come from a variety of backgrounds, collaborating with each other to deliver solutions to their clients. This collaborative ethos has allowed our franchise partners to specialise, allowing them to focus on what they are good at, while still maximising their opportunity.

Some are analytical, while others are commercially focused. ERA professionally trains each new partner all aspects of operating the business as well as providing ongoing support to ensure success can be obtained whichever path you follow.

A passion for helping others, the ability to communicate with influence and a drive for efficiency are of course important, but ideally though, you will have a solid career background at a senior management level or within a consultative sales environment.

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Case Studies

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Turning trauma into triumph

After almost two decades dedicating his passion to the NHS, James Rimmer launched his Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise in April 2021. Following the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, James went through his very own challenges and was presented with the opportunity to set his sights on something new. Combining his wealth of knowledge with a fresh perspective on the direction of his career, ERA piqued his interest.

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The best of both worlds with ERA

After the launch of his own Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise before Christmas 2018, David Ramm (49) has already ticked-off his first lifestyle goals: a Christmas with his family at home. After a 27 year career in retail, thanks to ERA 2018 marked David’s first full Christmas at home. A self-proclaimed ‘people-person’, he’s now making the most of his natural flair for networking and has a diary packed with meetings. With the support of the ERA team, David is looking forward to a rewarding new chapter in his life. Learn more about David's joruney into franchising with ERA...

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Interview: Leader of the pack - Reaching £1mil turnover with ERA

After three years in business, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchisee, Keith McGregor, is breaking records, building international connections and has his sights set on a million-pound future. Learn more about Keith's journey and about franchise opportunities with ERA...

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Interview with established franchisee from Bronze "Franchisor of the Year 2017" award winner

Tracy Follows has been running her Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise opportunity since 2007. Since then, she’s built a substantial, profitable business which continues to grow year-on-year. She’s become a highly respected and valued member of the ERA community and, with her sights set on more of the same for the future, has just renewed her franchise agreement for another 10 years! Learn more about franchise opportunities with ERA.

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Exclusive Interview: Former Royal Navy commander takes on new challenge

Giles Collighan, a former commander in the Royal Navy, bought his ERA franchise in Manchester in 2013 just after leaving the Forces. In this exclusive interview we hear about his experience of franchising so far, as well as the benefits and challenges of investing in a franchise model. To get an inside perspective...

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"The ERA franchise allows me to work in the way that most suits me."

As a former supply chain specialist for a major cable supplier covering Europe and the Middle East, Iain Clements brought a wealth of experience to the table when he joined Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) in 2012.

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News

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Overcoming business challenges doesn?t have to cost the earth

The business world has seen many challenges over the past couple of years. None more so than the recent global pandemic and the resulting lockdowns that have caused devastation to many industries on an international scale.

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Adaptable, in high demand and built for today's world

For professionals looking to build a successful B2B business with an in demand service, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) offers a proven business model and established methodology for cost optimization that is scalable, can be managed remotely, and will help businesses to rebuild the economy during times of global uncertainty.

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ERA experience record-breaking year so far

Despite the cloud under which the global pandemic has put the business community under, the cost management franchise, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), is celebrating a record-breaking first half year. Including both new client sign-ups and welcoming exciting new projects, the franchise network are experiencing an influx in demand for their services, giving franchise partners the opportunity to maximise growth potential. 

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Three times winner of the Global Franchise Awards

On Friday 8th February, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), the world’s number one franchise in business strategy, supply chain and cost management, was awarded Best White-Collar Franchise 2020 at the Global Franchise Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Orlando where thousands of franchise professionals had gathered for the annual International Franchise Association Conference.

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Collaboration and Learning at our European Conference

Last month in the beautiful Spanish sunshine, more than 300 guests gathered in the Costa Blanca for the opening of Expense Reduction Analysts’ (ERA) annual European Conference. It’s very much a key event in the ERA calendar with insightful presentations, engaging workshops and thought-provoking seminars delivered by the franchisor and franchisees alike.

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Fantastic back-to-back win for ERA at Global Franchise Awards!

As the winners of this year’s Global Franchise Awards are announced the 8 strong international delegation from Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) proudly accept the award for “Best White-Collar Franchise” for the second year in a row.

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