Expense Reduction Analysts - Cost Management Consultancy Franchise

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is the largest cost management consultancy group in the UK.

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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 overhead costs
  • Awarded “Best Business Franchise” at the Global Franchise Awards 2018
  • 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) – is the world’s leading franchise in Business Strategy, Cost and Supply Management and winner of the Global Franchise Awards “Best Business Franchise” of 2018.

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.

An award winning business

We support Franchise Partners at every level of the business

Our Franchise Partners can expect ongoing 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 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.

We support Franchise Partners

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.

We’re experts and with more than 700 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.

 

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Fantastic back-to-back win for ERA at Global Franchise Awards
Fantastic back-to-back win for ERA at Global Franchise Awards
05 March 2019
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. It’s an achievement that is unprecedented within the Global Franc...
Dawn of a new era – ERA UK goes Global
Dawn of a new era – ERA UK goes Global
03 May 2018
We are delighted to announce that the European division of Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) has purchased the ERA UK & Ireland business from John and Robert Allison. The Global business started in 1992 in the UK and John Allison took on the full ownership of ERA UK in 2002 making the UK franchise ne...
Eight new Franchise Partners for ERA UK
Eight new Franchise Partners for ERA UK
21 March 2018
A recent study revealed that 11% of working Brits intend to start their own business in 2018. Over the last six months, Expense Reduction Analysts UK (ERA UK) have confirmed these findings, having welcomed eight new Franchise Partners into the network! When polled, a whopping 44% of people said th...
Awards hat-trick on the horizon for ERA UK
Awards hat-trick on the horizon for ERA UK
27 February 2018
They were crowned Bronze winners in 2016 and 2017 and now, Expense Reduction Analysts UK (ERA UK) have once again been shortlisted for the bfa/HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards. Showcasing an exceptional level of support for its Franchise Partners, the brand has been named a finalist in the ‘Award ...
ERA WINS BRONZE AWARD FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING
ERA WINS BRONZE AWARD FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING
11 July 2017
Expense Reduction Analysts UK (ERA UK) prides itself on being the leading B2B franchise consultancy opportunity in the UK & Ireland. If you are looking for a quality B2B Consultancy Franchise Business to join, then look no further. ERA UK has just been awarded "Bronze Winners" of the HSBC & Britis...
ERA retain Franchisor of the Year crown!
ERA retain Franchisor of the Year crown!
04 July 2017
For the second year in a row, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) have been named Bronze Franchisor of the Year by the British Franchise Association (bfa). Hundreds of entries from businesses spanning all industries and sectors were whittled down to a shortlist of five truly outstanding franchisors. ...
ERA Ride The Regions Success
ERA Ride The Regions Success
30 September 2015
“We did it!” was the jubilant cry from the heroic Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) team who completed the gruelling ‘Ride The Regions’ cycle adventure from Edinburgh to Southampton – in only six days. Organised in aid of the Ben Gannon Appeal, son of ERA franchise partner Lorraine Gannon, the intr...
ERA July New Members
ERA July New Members
26 August 2015
As highlighted by our skilled and enthusiastic new starters, there’s never been a better time to choose the proven ERA franchise model. We know with the experience of growing our network that the Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) business model has always appealed to highly qualified, uniquely skil...
Join the fast track to success with ERA
Join the fast track to success with ERA
18 August 2015
Members of the Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) network came together in June 2015 to enjoy a productive National Quarterly Conference at Chesford Grange in Kenilworth – the main event of the four such events for 2015/16. Delegates were buzzing with excitement at the prospect of hearing from our k...
ERA Shortlisted For 2015 Franchisor of The Year Award
ERA Shortlisted For 2015 Franchisor of The Year Award
28 May 2015
ERA Title Chasers yet Again! Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) are title chasers once more! After just missing out as finalists last year, ERA are delighted to be on the shortlist again for the 2015 HSBC Franchisor of The Year Award, presented by the British Franchise Association (bfa). This exci...
ERA positioned as thought leaders through working with leading procurement magazine on insightful research
ERA positioned as thought leaders through working with leading procurement magazine on insightful research
19 May 2015
As part of ERA’s Integrated Marketing System which supports our franchisees businesses, we’ve produced a White Paper in partnership with Supply Management, the premier publication for procurement and supply chain professionals globally, called ‘The Dangers of Tackling Indirect Cost and Tail Spend’. ...
BRC Partnership To Benefit ERA Network
BRC Partnership To Benefit ERA Network
10 March 2015
A renewed partnership between the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is set to provide major benefits to franchise partners. Providing access to one of the UK’s largest communities of retailers, multiples and independents, the agreement means ERA franchise partners ...
ERA’s ongoing Personal Development – “Adding real value”
ERA’s ongoing Personal Development – “Adding real value”
At Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), we’re committed to fostering a supportive and productive culture for the benefit of all our franchise owners and their clients. That’s why we’ve put a great deal of planning into our personal and business development programme. Highly popular across our fran...
Award Winning Marketing Support
Award Winning Marketing Support
29 January 2015
Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) were delighted to win the Best Overall Marketing Campaign prize at the Franchise Marketing Awards, presented during the British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia on 13th March. Also finalists in the Best Franchisee Marketing Support category, ERA’s su...
The ERA Franchise Network: Enjoying The Journey
The ERA Franchise Network: Enjoying The Journey
27 January 2015
Everyone knows the ‘all work and no play’ adage, and that’s why the management team at Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) takes having fun very seriously. Continuing professional development together with social team building is a key element in how we help our franchise owners create genuine friend...
ERA Network Celebrates Inspirational Award Winners
ERA Network Celebrates Inspirational Award Winners
22 October 2014
Over the summer we celebrated the success of the Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) network at our Annual Conference. In case you missed the outstanding achievements of our partners here’s a quick summary of our award winners:Highest Earner (Individual Consultant): Keith Copestake Proof of the in...
ERA Annual Conference - Celebrating Success and Looking to the Future
ERA Annual Conference - Celebrating Success and Looking to the Future
08 August 2014
The ERA annual conference on 24th June kicked off a series of four national events over the next year to celebrate success within our network and continue to build a winning team for the future.Dan Ireland, UK Academy Manager, explains: “The exciting programme of training and keynote speakers is des...
ERA was nominated as Franchisor of The Year, shortlisting them in the TOP 7 Franchisors out of 930 franchisors in the UK.
ERA was nominated as Franchisor of The Year, shortlisting them in the TOP 7 Franchisors out of 930 franchisors in the UK.
06 August 2014
“It was an honour to be nominated as a finalist,” says Matt. “To receive this third party endorsement of our support programmes from respected peers in the franchising world means a great deal and confirms the ERA model really works.” This year’s bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards took place in ...
ERA prove two heads are better than one…
ERA prove two heads are better than one…
26 June 2014
One of the many benefits of investing in an Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise is that whilst you operate as your own boss with the support of a head office team, you also benefit from regular contact with the wider franchise network so that you can make use of the expertise available.  E...
Going to the next level - ERA Partners to benefit from ‘Advanced’ Sales Training
Going to the next level - ERA Partners to benefit from ‘Advanced’ Sales Training
25 April 2014
Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) have joined forces with specialist sales performance firm SBR Consulting (SBR) to roll out an advanced sales training programme to boost franchise partner revenue. The move follows work by the ‘New Business Group’, formed of ERA’s leading franchise partners, to ident...
Academy drives trio of ERA franchisees into top 25 in 18 months
Academy drives trio of ERA franchisees into top 25 in 18 months
08 April 2014
The outstanding performance of three of our franchise partners is sending waves of excitement through the whole network at Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) Already boasting the highest consulting revenue of any UK procurement franchise, ERA partners have enjoyed an impressive 64% increase in sales...
Cutting-edge Integrated Marketing System launched for ERA franchise partners
Cutting-edge Integrated Marketing System launched for ERA franchise partners
28 February 2014
With the introduction of their new Integrated Marketing System (IMS), ERA continue to demonstrate their commitment to helping support the growth of their franchise partners’ businesses. The strategy has been working well with franchise partners enjoying a 64% growth in revenues over the last five...
Franchise Partner Profile: Steve Rhodes
Franchise Partner Profile: Steve Rhodes
High return and low risk: Steve left the stock market behind for ERA“I plan to be invoicing for over £200k this year with minimal overheads! And I still have time to relax with my family, take my son skiing and to watch West Ham play – although that’s not actually that relaxing!” As a stockbroker ...
ERA Speeds Up Lead Generation for New Starters
ERA Speeds Up Lead Generation for New Starters
02 January 2014
When launching a new consultancy business one of the most daunting challenges is undoubtedly the prospect of securing your first clients. As part of its commitment to offering support to network partners, ERA has launched a new centralised marketing scheme to help new franchise partners land thei...
New business workshops help mentor the entire ERA network
New business workshops help mentor the entire ERA network
26 November 2013
For just over a year now, the top 30 performing ERA partners have been coming together at Business Workshops to discuss what they consider to be best practice and how to share their findings. These sessions are proving to be very beneficial, not just for attendees, but will be shared with the ent...
ERA Academy launches MORE initiatives to support new partners
ERA Academy launches MORE initiatives to support new partners
15 October 2013
ERA prides itself on the support and guidance it offers new franchise partners when they first join the network. And this offering is set to become even stronger with the launch of a series of new ERA Academy initiatives: each one designed to help new franchise partners become self-sufficient as qui...
ERA win fastest mixed team in this year’s charity “Race the Sun”.
ERA win fastest mixed team in this year’s charity “Race the Sun”.
24 September 2013
We’re proud to announce that both ERA Teams have completed this year’s Race the Sun charity event – a gruelling team race held amongst the stunning hills and lakes of the Lake District this August. Over 75 teams from around the UK entered. ERA Group Office entered 2 mixed teams of four. The cha...
ERA welcome six new franchise partners to the network
ERA welcome six new franchise partners to the network
10 September 2013
ERA are pleased to welcome six new franchise partners to their established UK network of 150 consultant business owners. This means, of the 15 licenses available for the 2013/14 financial year, eight have now been secured.ERA is the UK and Ireland’s leading specialist procurement franchise with the ...
Franchise Partner with earnings of £433,000 secures top prize at ERA's Annual Conference
Franchise Partner with earnings of £433,000 secures top prize at ERA's Annual Conference
31 July 2013
Expense Reduction Analysts' (ERA) Annual Conference, held last month in Kennilworth, celebrated another year of success for the specialist procurement franchise. The brand's top earner, with profits of £433,000, was Keith Copestake who took home the award for the individual franchise partner with th...
ERA reports 64% growth in last five years
ERA reports 64% growth in last five years
09 July 2013
Revenues higher than any other cost reduction franchise in the UK & Ireland Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) has been helping UK businesses save money since 1992. Its network of 150 franchised advisors works closely with organisations that turnover between £5million and £100million, reducing bills...
“I couldn't go back to working for somebody else again”
“I couldn't go back to working for somebody else again”
06 June 2013
ERA Franchise Partner, Clive Cowan  When sales director Clive Cowan found himself out of work, a victim of downsizing at online recruitment giant, Monster, a career spanning almost two decades in sales came to an abrupt halt. But something else stopped that day too. Being made redundant marked the...
The Academy Rewards
The Academy Rewards
01 May 2013
Procurement specialists Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) launched its Training Academy just two years ago. Set up to help new franchise partners quickly rise up the ranks to join the 150-strong network's best performers – last year's top earner, Derek Hodd, enjoyed an income of £394,482 – the Academ...
“I can fit my work around my personal schedule”
“I can fit my work around my personal schedule”
 David Rogers joined Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) in 2001 after a successful career in Business Systems Management, which involved the introduction of new systems and processes into the business, making change management a key skill as it is with his projects as a procurement consultant.  H...
New year, new career with Expense Reduction Analysts
New year, new career with Expense Reduction Analysts
17 December 2012
Franchising is a proven business process with a higher success rate than starting your own business.  It provides you with the independence of being your own boss so that you can plan your work load around spending time with your family or leisure activities.   With cost reduction being the nu...
A record breaking year of success
A record breaking year of success
12 December 2012
Expense Reduction Analysts' Highlights of 2012 2012 was an exceptional year for Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). The success of the group beat its own remarkable records in many ways, the greatest being the annual consulting revenue which hit £11.2m, the highest acheived in the group's 20 year h...
ERA welcomes 3 new franchise partners
ERA welcomes 3 new franchise partners
21 November 2012
This month, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) was delighted to welcome three new starters to the group, kicking off with the November academy training course.Duncan Rogers joins his father’s expanding business After a career in Moscow teaching English Language, Duncan, based in County Durham, jo...
Expense Reduction Analysts: As seen on TV
Expense Reduction Analysts: As seen on TV
19 June 2012
In association with the British Franchise Association, Expense Reduction Analysts will shortly be appearing on the television series “HOW TO...Start your own business” on the Showcase TV network (Sky channel 201, Freesat 403), on the 19th June at 7.30pm. The impartial series takes a look into the ...
Case Studies
Franchise Partner Profile: David Ramm
Franchise Partner Profile: David Ramm
The best of both worlds with ERA  Since launching his Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise just three months ago, 49-year-old David Ramm has already achieved his first lifestyle goals: Christmas at home with his family. In fact, after a career in retail, 2018 marked David’s first full Christ...
Congratulations To New Consultant of The Year 2015 Andy Kinnear
Congratulations To New Consultant of The Year 2015 Andy Kinnear
In over two decades working as a print service professional with the likes of Xerox, Xeretec and Kinolta – Andy Kinnear encountered his fair share of managers. “In 20 years I didn’t really have any outstandingly inspiring bosses, and always wanted to be my own boss,” says Andy, who then joined the E...
Franchise Partner Profile: Paul Gannon
Franchise Partner Profile: Paul Gannon
So good I did it again!Having spent the last 35 years or more running his own businesses, including taking over his family’s wholesale distribution business at just 23 years old and running it successfully for 20 years, Paul Gannon was looking for a new opportunity.  He chose ERA because he felt it ...
Franchise Partner Profile: Iain Clements
Franchise Partner Profile: Iain Clements
“ERA allows me to work in the way that most suits me.” “I’m now feeling the benefits of the residual income model, with a base of predictable earnings right through to 2017.” As a former supply chain specialist for a major cable supplier covering Europe and the Middle East, Iain Clements brought...
Franchise Partner Profile: Stephen Tennant
Franchise Partner Profile: Stephen Tennant
“It was important to me to find a truly professional, client focussed culture, with ERA I have.” Following a successful 30+ year career developing and growing well known respected businesses in the UK and internationally, Stephen Tennant decided to take time out to consider what he truly wanted to...
Using specialist experience to achieve a six figure career
Using specialist experience to achieve a six figure career
Franchise Partner Profile: Andy Kinnear Working as a copier and print service specialist for people like Xerox and Xeretec for over 20 years, Andy Kinnear had acquired a wealth of expertise and experience. However, he had never been in a position to do the job the way he wanted to, giving his clie...
Dave looks forward to another 10 years with ERA
Dave looks forward to another 10 years with ERA
Dave Brassington has been an ERA franchise partner since 2004 – and to celebrate his 10 year anniversary, he’s just signed a new 10 year franchise agreement. Proof, if it was needed, of how running your own ERA business offers the rewarding career and long-term benefits that you just don’t get wo...
Franchise Partner Profile: Charles Reid
Franchise Partner Profile: Charles Reid
“Since choosing ERA I haven’t looked back.”"Being around other people with the same attitude is what makes the ERA franchise hugely beneficial.”As a successful franchise owner for ANC Parcels in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, experienced entrepreneur and businessman Charles Reid was responsible f...
Franchise Partner Profile: Pritesh Patel
Franchise Partner Profile: Pritesh Patel
There was only ever one route to business ownership for Pritesh - ERA “The ERA opportunity has allowed me to realise my goals – both in work and in life” Pritesh Patel always had big ambitions. At university he considered trading in his studies to start his own business, eager to begin forging a...
Franchise Partner Profile: Steve Rhodes
Franchise Partner Profile: Steve Rhodes
High return and low risk: Steve left the stock market behind for ERA “I plan to be invoicing for over £200k this year with minimal overheads! And I still have time to relax with my family, take my son skiing and to watch West Ham play – although that’s not actually that relaxing!” As a stockbroker...
Franchise Partner Profile: Andrew Robertson
Franchise Partner Profile: Andrew Robertson
“ERA Ticked All The Boxes”.“ERA has allowed me to build a sustainable business while achieving what I want in my personal life.” As a Sales and Marketing Director and Managing Director within the building materials industry, Andrew Robertson had already lead organisations through two recessions...
Debjani Duncan
Debjani Duncan
Debjani proves the ERA franchise is a safe bet!“Making good money and having a life outside of work. I wanted that and now I have it.” When Debjani Duncan, an NHS procurement expert, went on holiday, she thought the time off would recharge her batteries so she could return to her day job with rene...
Paul Davidson Wins ERA Consultant of the Year 2013
Paul Davidson Wins ERA Consultant of the Year 2013
And the winner is… former banker Paul Davidson!! At ERA’s annual conference Paul Davidson from Kent, was named the ERA ‘Consultant of the Year 2013’, the most prestigious of Expense Reduction Analyst’s annual franchise partner awards. The award is for the franchise partner who best represents the ...
Tracy Follows has achieved her perfect work/life balance
Tracy Follows has achieved her perfect work/life balance
"ERA has provided us with a VERY comfortable lifestyle. It’s surpassed all our expectations." Seeking balance As the director of an office product manufacturing company in London, Tracy Follows had 25 years’ experience of running a successful business. Although she loved the role, the many miles a...
ERA Franchise Partner - Bruce Murray
ERA Franchise Partner - Bruce Murray
Expense Reduction Analysts Franchise Partner ProfileBruce Murray Joined ERA:    January 2012 Location:       Aberdeen Role:            Print specialist Awards:        Best Newcomer of 2012Bruce Murray – Awarded ERA Best Newcomer of the Year In recognition of his outstandingly successful fi...
ERA franchisee Lorraine Gannon
ERA franchisee Lorraine Gannon
“I successfully signed my first client a week after completing training because I followed the ERA franchise model to the letter” Having looked at other cost reduction franchises, Lorraine Gannon chose Expense Reduction Analysts as they were head and shoulders above the rest, and it is already pay...
ERA Franchisee Keith Copestake
ERA Franchisee Keith Copestake
“My own successful procurement business and a six figure salary” Keith Copestake is proof of the outstanding earning potential of a successful ERA consultancy, consecutively earning an average six figure salary for each year that he has been a franchise partner. In 2012, Keith was the second highe...
ERA’s joint winners of the “Franchisee’s Franchisee of the Year” award
ERA’s joint winners of the “Franchisee’s Franchisee of the Year” award
This year’s annual ERA conference saw the introduction of a new award voted for by the franchise network, a  kind of “Player’s Player of the year” award. This is a prestigious award as the winners are chosen by their peers. It is given in recognition of Best Practice and Excellence by their fellow f...

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