ercol furniture case study

Ercol Furniture LTD

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Manufacturing

Merchant Fees and Consumables Focus

Ercol was founded in 1920 by Lucian Ercolani who in June 1964 was awarded an OBE for services to UK design and manufacturing. A great British company, Ercol’s designs are made in a state of the art, purpose built factory in Buckinghamshire and by Ercol’s manufacturing partners across the globe.

When Mark Lawrence, Finance Director, Ercol, first met with Iain Middleton of Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), he wasn’t entirely convinced that ERA could deliver the savings quoted. However, as with the contingent fee basis, there was nothing to lose, Mark asked Iain to explore two areas of expenditure as a trial – Merchant card fees and Insurance, both of which uncovered significant savings and gave confidence in ERA’s approach, leading to a team of ERA’s specialist procurement advisors being engaged to review a wide range of additional categories.

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“The experts did the majority of the work, requiring minimal resource from our staff. I was extremely impressed with the industry knowledge and level of high quality information they have provided us with. In addition to saving money, the consultants aim was to improve the level of service we were receiving; the developments they made in the UK Parcels category were exceptional.”

Ian Peers, Operations Director, Ercol

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