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ERA UK & Ireland is a network of procurement consultants. We are a business consultancy, offering strategic advice and practical methods which optimise supplier relationships.

Our franchisees have experience gained during long careers at a senior level in their areas of expertise, and we use this experience to advise businesses on how to get the best from suppliers, to help boost business performance.

Andrew Brackenbury ERA franchisee Expense Reduction Analysts franchise business consultancy management white collar consultant profession career job future lucrative money"For the last few years I have consistently earned well over £100,000 per year and some years significantly more than that - more than double! This means that ERA UK has allowed me to plan for my future from a position of strength. My business has enabled me to put my children through school and build a property portfolio that's going to provide for my wife and I when we retire and for the children when they finish their education. All of that whilst enjoying what I do - you can't ask for much more really!" - Andrew Brackenbury

Our history

Expense Reduction Analysts UK (ERA UK) has been trading in the UK & Ireland since 1992. We are an award-winning business to business consultancy, offering strategic advice and practical methords to organisations, to optimise supply chain relationships. Over the past 25 years, we've built a powerful and unique network of circa 140 Franchise Partners that collaborate to work on behalf of their clients.

Year on year ERA UK continues to go from strength-to-strength. Earlier this year, we were shortlisted as the British Franchise Association (BFA) & HSBC Franchisor of the Year for an unprecedented 4th successive year - later winning the Bronze Award for the second year in a row.

The proposition

Despite their best efforts, we find that businesses are still overpaying by as much as 40% on their everyday operating costs. Many lack the manpower, depth of knowledge and expertise to keep control of these costs. This is where ERA UK can help.

We are paid on our success in finding savings, typically sharing the savings on a 50/50 basis with the client.

The franchise package

We train already capable and experienced business people to be their own boss, giving them control, flexibility and enormous potential. You can work from home and offer your services anywhere in the UK & Ireland.

Our proven model will be taught in detail during your initial five week training period. You will learn how to build a sustainable business for yourself, that could have a value multiple times the cost of your initial investment.

Who are we looking for?

With ERA UK you will use your business acumen and skills that you have developed previously. Are you interested in making a difference? Is empowering other business owners to improve their bottom lines - helping them to grow and evolve - the type of thing that will motivate you?

We are looking to continuously improve the service we offer to our clients by recruiting the following types of people:

  • Business Development Managers
  • Client Relationship Managers
  • Cost Area Specialists

5 reasons to choose ERA

  • Make use of your own existing knowledge & experience.
  • Work from home and earn a six figure sum.
  • A unique network of circa 140 experts at your disposal.
  • Confidence you are joining an award winning brand, established 25 years in the UK.
  • Benefit from an excellent Marketing team to help promote your business.

Nick and Zoe ERA franchisee Expense Reduction Analysts franchise business consultancy management white collar consultant profession career job future lucrative money

We had our own business prior to joining ERA UK and it has been great to utilise our joint skills and experience we have gained over the years, combined with ERA UK's model. Our ERA UK business has changed our lives! We can't believe how helpful everyone is. We love the flexibility of working from home and the variety and diversity of the work. Together, we have already built a substantial income and currently have over £1.8million of spend under review. We are delighted to win the prestegious 'New Consultants of the Year' within our first 12 months. We really are enjoying the journey! - Nick Clement & Zoe Willis

Get in touch

Are you interested in becoming your own boss? Do you think that you have got what it takes to become an ERA UK Franchise Partner? Then why not download our Franchise Prospectus and come along to an ERA UK Discovery Day for more details and to meet the team!

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Franchisee Case Studies

Expense Reduction Analysts Franchisee

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...

Franchisor Interview

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

Expense Reduction Analysts

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.

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