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 network the oldest and most established business within the ERA group of companies.
Fred Marfleet ERA International Chairman said: “We are delighted with the acquisition of ERA UK & Ireland the second largest network in our group, in this, our 25th year. We are excited to acquire an award winning, well-functioning, successful business that has seen substantial growth over the years and this move will bring the global ERA family together creating great opportunities for growth.”
Fred goes on to say: “We would like to thank John Allison and Robert Allison for their long-term stewardship of the ERA brand in the UK and we will be ensuring the smooth transfer from the Allison’s after so many years.”
Robert Allison has stepped down as Managing Director of the business however the UK business has a very experienced and high-quality management team, headed up by Chris Aston, Paul Lewis and Matt O’Neil.
The newly aligned business will offer greater scope for international collaboration for Franchisee Partners, leading to bigger and better projects and increased opportunities for higher incomes. The new structure will mean that UK & Ireland Franchise Partners will have access to a significantly higher level of resources that are available globally to help to build their businesses.
Klaus Jeschke, ERA International Chief Operating Officer adds, “We look forward to welcoming the UK & Ireland franchise partners to the international ERA family and to meeting them all at the ERA UK conference in June. We are confident that we can add value to existing and new Franchise Partners and to taking this wonderful business in new and exciting directions.”
650+ franchise partners across 36 countries: a truly global business!
Following recent announcements of the addition of new ERA businesses within Chile, UAE & Panama, the company now boasts more than 650 franchise partners in 36 countries, comprising the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
ERA was recently awarded ‘Best Business Franchise 2018’ at the Global Franchise Awards, and this represents a fantastic opportunity for new franchise partners to become part of a growing consulting business.
As a result of this acquisition, the business will develop additional capabilities combining the best elements of each operation to drive growth and prosperity for our franchise network.
There has never been a better time to invest in an ERA franchise as we enter this new era and look forward with great excitement to the next 25 years.
ERA Global Chairman
ERA Global Chief Operating Officer