Consultancy Insights

ERA UK franchisees collaborate to help Clintons maximise profits

An icon of the British high street, Clintons was founded in 1968. Today they are the proud operators of 231 stores across the UK. However, with rising costs and the ongoing challenges posed by online competitors hitting the business, they enlisted ERA to help optimise costs and procurement.

All of our cost consultancy business owners have the ability – and are actively encouraged – to work together. This allows more savings to be made in each consultant’s specialised field, in turn improving clients’ bottom line and increasing franchisees’ own profits.

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UK franchisees expand client base as rising costs continue to bite businesses

Ever-rising costs have been affecting virtually all households and businesses throughout the UK for months now.

With no quick end in sight to the main causes behind this – especially the steep rise in inflation and soaring energy bills due to the war in Ukraine – businesses are sharpening their focus on optimising their spending and reducing costs wherever possible, helping to insulate themselves against volatile economic conditions.

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Empowering people to leave employment and start their own consultancy

Joining ERA is a fantastic way to turbocharge your future prospects. You will be the owner and operator of your very own cost consultancy business, deploying all the skills and acumen acquired to date to help businesses uncover hidden profits as you share in the proceeds.

But no matter how experienced you may be, the decision to make the leap from employee to business owner can be daunting. We understand the two environments are different. And that’s where the structure of our franchise comes into its own.

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ERA’s UK franchisees win Outstanding Performance award

There’s no getting away from the fact that recent years have been extremely difficult for businesses globally. Following the pandemic disruption, the war in Ukraine and now with recessionary fears escalating and inflation out of control, the world’s economies have been struggling for growth for an elongated period.

Understandably, this has led to businesses taking extra measures to get a stronger handle on their costs and uncover every last pound of hidden profit. ERA is perfectly placed to meet that demand, with a global network spanning 40 countries.

And the ERA UK network has triumphed over the rest following its spectacular performance and resilience in reacting to the unprecedented events of recent years: at the brand’s recent EMEA conference in Portugal, ERA UK won the Outstanding EMEA Network Performance award after recording an incredible 42% increase in client signings in 2021.

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