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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.

In the UK & Ireland, we have a network of 135 specialist procurement consultants with expertise in more than 35 major cost groups. Our people 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.

For organisations to employ specialists in every area of spend is neither practical nor efficient. However, deployed at the right time during long-term contract negotiations or new project requirements, expert external help to work alongside your staff often proves invaluable.

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Our global network of industry specialists enables us to deliver international insight and local knowledge. People are at the core of what we do and it’s their insight that enables us to help so many clients. Explore our professional LinkedIn community to gain further insight into the genuine value we provide to the wider professional and business community through our interaction and collaboration.



Industry Solutions from Expense Reduction Analysts

At Expense Reduction Analysts, our global network consists of industry specialists, all of whom have gained a wealth of knowledge and insight from extensive and successful careers in their fields of expertise. Anticipating your needs, our team can deliver local knowledge to your region, working with your business to provide optimised performance, reduced costs and improved financial flexibility.

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Agrifood Solutions

AgriFood is being shaped and changed by an evolving and shifting world.

From environmental changes causing issues in available resources and management of crops to consumer behaviours accumulating demand for both food and knowledge of the sector.

There are many challenges those within the industry must face, and face quickly, in order to remain competitive. Technological disruptions are seeing companies evolve and tackle the issues efficiently, but it also means re-shaping traditionalist business models and viewpoints, with additional start-up and running costs.

Regulatory demands are seeing AgriFood become accountable for higher standards of quality and price, but is this always attainable with variables determining food levels at any given time in the marketplace?

Explore our Agrifood Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Built Environment Solutions

The Built Environment is a complex area that is constantly changing. Companies that are either directly involved in the construction or providing products and services need to maintain a competitive edge or risk perishing in a fast moving and volatile industry.

Skills shortage, uncertainty in supply chains, productivity, sustainability & environmental issues and advancements in technology are likely to be at the forefront of the mind of anyone working within the Industry.

There is enormous pressure on all types and size of organisations in this fast-paced exciting industry, however there is also a huge amount of opportunity and potential waiting for those who are able to adjust to market demands.

The challenge for these organisations is to be open to change, seek innovative suppliers, adopt agile methods, develop innovative contracts, consult regularly with clients to deliver bespoke, sustainable, measurable and above all else value for money contracts.

Explore our Built Environment Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Digital Solutions

Keeping up with the pace of change within digital technology continues to be one of the toughest challenges facing organisations today. Digital has routinely disrupted a wide range of industries, primarily because companies fail to keep pace, particularly in terms of consumer behaviour.

Understanding the impact and implications of evolving technology and ensuring your organisation is adaptable enough to respond requires highly optimised strategies at all levels of operation.

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, 3D printing, augmented reality and virtual reality are emerging technologies offering a huge opportunity to adaptable organisations prepared to embrace them, with significant disruption likely for those unwilling to explore their viability.

Explore our Digital Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Education Solutions

Sustainability and financial pressures are key issues facing the education industry, with almost all tiers experiencing challenging conditions, not just higher education.

Operating in both the private and public sectors, education is an essential driving force for delivering the skills required by economies all over the world. Despite the mounting financial challenges, some education providers are managing to push forward, utilising their most effective talent to thrive in a world that never stops changing.

Explore our Education Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

Expense Reduction Education Solutions

Financial Services Solutions

The ever-changing landscape of the Financial Services market continues to present organisations and their leaders with unprecedented challenges. Greater and more complex consumer demands, fast-moving competitors utilising disruptive business models, increasing risk and compliance issues and the continuing progress of technology are all having an impact.

Additional scrutiny is being applied to more widespread Corporate Social Responsibility issues such as Living Wage, Modern Slavery, Data Protection and Environmental Accountability.

Sustainable supplier management and cost reduction has become an imperative for these organisations to drive profitability, manage risk and increase shareholder value. Businesses must act quickly to find less costly, more efficient ways to operate.

Explore our Financial Services Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Healthcare Solutions

Despite discoveries and advancements in medicine widening our understanding of human health, the future of health and care systems will not flourish under innovation alone but will progress through the way organisations predict and respond to the current and future barriers that are, or will, cause clogs in efficiency.

In order to ensure healthcare organisations are fighting fit for the future, decision-makers need to regularly review their current operations, costs and innovation plans to ensure the best viable options are in place for their growth.

Explore our Healthcare Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Hospitality & Leisure Solutions

Hospitality & Leisure Industry organisations have always needed to focus on operational costs to ensure every penny is being spent as effectively as possible. Given the margins many organisations are working to, this focus isn’t just good stewardship of funds by conscientious operators; it is critical to help ensure survival.

Although the recovering global economy has generally helped Hospitality & Leisure operators, any increase in profit margins is expected to be offset to some degree by rising wages. Now more than ever, a holistic view of indirect costs is crucial to identifying where inefficiencies exist and can be improved. This is where external experts can greatly benefit your business.

Explore our Hospitality and Leisure Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Manufacturing Solutions

Manufacturing is settling into a diversified and specialist production structure to meet the dynamic needs of the global consumers of today.

Many challenges, however, have presented themselves throughout the last ten years, seeing the industry struggle in the face of substantial changes in the internal and external influences that impact the sector. Despite these volatile conditions, manufacturing remains an essential part of growing global economies.

With external pressures reaching all-time highs, there is no better time to stop and take stock of your strategic plans for the future. Many companies have their core costs under control, however the often over looked indirect costs can yield a wealth of opportunity for better, more efficient solutions which in turn can provide substantial financial savings – often enabling the opportunity to further investment in your business.

Explore our Manufacturing Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Professional Services Solutions

With the rapid pace of change in professional services, often the last thing firms will want to devote their own precious resources to is the procurement and category management of supplies and services.

Our expert consultants place you in full possession of the facts enabling you to make informed decisions across a range of options. Our clients value the leverage we bring and our ability to help them to navigate through supplier markets they may engage in only every 3 or 5 years – or less often.

With a fully independent approach to procurement we’re not an agent for unnecessary change and will always give your incumbent suppliers the best possible opportunity to retain your business if that’s an outcome you desire.

Explore our Professional Services Solutions which provide detailed insights and practical actions you can take within your own business, with the support of our dedicated industry specialists.

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Retail Solutions

Significant shifts in consumer spending and economic landscapes spell trouble for some retailers whilst creating sizeable opportunities for others. Successful retailers are the ones that update their business models to reflect the changing times and consumer behaviours, and these successors are (and will be) paving the way in this new era of retail.

Globalisation requires businesses to consider new markets, customers and barriers in order to alleviate the risks to their profitability. Regulation and consumer expectations are rising, from brand experiences and delivery demands to government bodies’ enforcing higher quality standards.

Retailers now have the capabilities to cater to such requests with the advanced technology that can help them automate and streamline their processes, as well as aid in immersive experiences for consumers.

It is simply a case of retailers embracing new ideas, supply solutions and technology and using it in strategic ways. One of the first areas to address is the supply chain.

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We deliver additional profit to your business and provide best practices to your team, allowing your staff to stay focused on their highest priorities and your organization’s key initiatives and allows us to deliver cost savings and improve process efficiencies for you.

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