Expense Reduction Analysts Franchise

ERA offers you the best of both worlds: the freedom, flexibility, job satisfaction and control of being self-employed combined with the global brand, international network, proven business model, systems training, and back-up support you need to grow a profitable and successful business.

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Why ERA?

  • High earning potential
  • Relatively low operating costs
  • Awarded “Best White-Collar Franchise” at the Global Franchise Awards 2018 & 2019
  • Award-Winning marketing support
  • Established brand with more than 25 years of experience
  • Expertise in more than 40 different areas of overhead expenditure
  • Highly experienced global network of more than 700 business consultants
  • Professional development and in-field coaching support
  • Excellent work-life balance

Profit from your career experience with an award-winning franchise

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) – the world’s leading franchise in Cost and Supply Management and winner of the Global Franchise Awards “Best White Collar Franchise” of 2018 & 2019

As an ERA franchisee, you will help your clients to optimise their overhead expenditure and create opportunities for further growth while also minimalising their risk through our “No Savings, No Fee” business model.

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We support Franchise Partners at every level of the business

Our Franchise Partners can expect on-going and extensive support from day one, provided by an international team of over 60 full-time staff members based in our European, American and Australian support centres, and speaking over 14 different languages.

Marketing: Award-winning team providing creative marketing, design assistance and online campaigns generating more leads to convert prospects into clients

Information Technology: We provide timely IT support to all our Franchise Partners including a variety of IT tools such as our bespoke management system to aid you in your project activities.

ERA's 18 Month Start-UP Program: Our unique start-up program teaches our proven techniques and methodologies and offers increased mentoring support throughout the early years helping new Franchise Partners to succeed as quickly as possible.

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A Top Performing Franchise in a Multi-Billion Market

Cost and Process Optimisation are key priorities for CFO's and Financial Leaders across the globe as they look to combat the rising costs of operating in today's economy. By joining ERA, the world's number one franchise in business strategy, overhead cost optimisation and supply management, you can find the key to unlocking this potential.ERA franchisee showing stats to client

We're experts and with more than 650 Franchise Partners operating in over 30 countries worldwide, our Franchise Partners enjoy the benefit of operating their own businesses and earning high levels of income whilst collaborating with their colleagues as part of an award-winning international brand.ERA franchise partners

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Franchisee Case Studies

Expense Reduction Analysts Franchisee

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...

Franchisor Interview

Interview with Matt O’Neil, Head of Recruitment, Expense Reduction Analysts

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Franchisors name: Matt O’Neil - Head of Recruitment
Name of franchise: Expense Reduction Analysts

Tell us a bit about yourself including when and why you joined the company and your past employment within or outside of franchising.

I am originally from the Plastic’s Industry and spent 14 years in various roles from Research and Development to European Business Developer. After that I became the Sales Director and Business Owner of Snack in the Box Ltd. We grew the business to 125 franchisees before selling it in 2009. After the sale of SITB, I was invited to join ERA UK where I now head up all aspects of Franchise Recruitment. I am also the guest speaker for the NatWest Franchise Seminars which can be seen on a monthly basis in various venues around the UK. These educational seminars are designed to help people who are new to franchising, discover the benefits and burdens of ethical franchising.

When was the business was established? And what were the factors for deciding to go down the franchise route?

ERA UK have been in the UK for 22 years and full members of the BFA for 18 years plus. One of the reasons for me joining ERA UK is that it an established brand, it has integrity to its franchise partners and is highly respected in the franchise industry.

What have been the company’s biggest achievements/successes to date so far?

Well there are so many to list. However I think one of the greatest achievements is that the business decided to focus on growing the franchise partner’s turnover rather than increasing the size of the network. This has seen record profits for the collective franchise network year on year for the past 7 years. A very real 70-80% increase in the franchise partner’s turnover. This has resulted in ERA UK winning and being nominate for various industry awards.

What challenges have you had to overcome?

I guess one of the biggest challenges for me was changing from business owner back to employee. However, I have always been self-motivated, so I run the recruitment side as if it was my own business, with the same ethics, integrity and drive. I guess it is also a credit to the Directors and Owners of ERA who trust me get on with it.

What marketing/promotional tools do you use to grow your franchise?

We try to make use of a variety of marketing tools and channels. Franchise Recruitment has changed dramatically over the years. It has fragmented into so many different ways, making it a challenge to decide where to spend your budget. It’s a case of measuring what works for you and your brand and then maximising it. We also like to give back too. So the NatWest Franchise Seminars are a way of helping people learn about franchising.

What differentiates Expense Reduction Analysts UK from the competition?

Our franchise partners do not meet a lot competition in the field. The biggest issue we come up against is either general apathy or companies that think that they can do what we do for themselves. The reality is that they could do it, but they rarely do because they often do not have the time or resources to do so. That is what makes the ERA service so valuable to our clients.

What qualities do you look for in a franchisee? What makes a successful franchisee?

I look for people with a desire to run their own business; that are teachable, self-motivated and have good skills to speak with people at all levels. We can teach them the rest. They also need to have the circumstances to fund the business too.

People who have been in a professional business role for many years do very well in ERA. However, the strength in our business is the network of franchise partners. They work together and have real genuine expertise in well over 150 business categories.

What changes have you seen in your industry over recent years? And how have you adapted to them?

We have seen a change from simply just offering cost savings to clients. A lot more of what we do now, offers greater value to clients than just saving money. We have become trusted advisors to businesses across the UK & Ireland. This has seen a large number of our franchise partners working with clients for many years, rather than on a small project basis.

What does the future hold for ERA UK?

The future is bright. We have seen a huge increase in in turnover for our franchise partners, which is now at £12.5M. We aim to grow that to £25M over the next few years. We have some really new alliance partners too in HSBC, Grant Thornton and many others, which will see the business continue to grow and grow.



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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