After 10 years and consistently earning £100,000 per year and billing over a million pounds, David Rogers believes that there is no need to consider any other cost reduction franchise.”
Find out from David
- The real lifestyle benefits to being your own boss
- How he maintains control over his own business;
- Decides his own work schedule and how much he earns.
- How running his own business has allowed him to take 3 or 4 holidays a year
- How he can fit his work around going to the theatre or music concerts
- A business that helped him to purchase his first NEW Jaguar
“I was 44 when I joined and as my business developed I had a motivational mental image of taking delivery of a brand new Jaguar on my 50th birthday - and that's exactly what I was able to achieve, only by developing a successful Expense Reduction Analyst franchise.”.
David Rogers joined Expense Reduction Analysts 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.
His experience of working to reduce procurement costs within his former roles is what enabled David to relate to the Expense Reduction Analysts concept of applying market intelligence and negotiation skills to the benefit of clients to achieve savings without compromising service or quality.
David’s clients over the last 10 years have enjoyed savings over 80%, averaging around 25%, within a wide range of categories.
What made you decide to buy a franchise?
I didn’t actually start out by looking for a franchise. I saw an advert for Expense Reduction Analysts when I was employed, and the idea of becoming a procurement consultant really appealed to me. I requested information and met with the recruitment team, but at the time I wasn’t in a financial position to start my own company. Around 18 months later, the company I was working for outsourced their work to India and I saw this as the ideal opportunity to start my own business. I went straight to Expense Reduction Analysts without considering any other franchise as the business model and my own attributes seemed like the perfect fit.
What do you enjoy the most about being an Expense Reduction Analyst consultant?
I enjoy having control over my own business as opposed to working for someone else. Managing my own business enables me to decide my own work schedule and how much I earn. There are real lifestyle benefits to being your own boss; I have a passion for foreign travel and my work allows me to take 3 or 4 holidays a year. I can fit my work around my personal schedule so I still have time for the things I enjoy such as going to the theatre or music concerts with my wife, Karen, who also works in the business.
What are the highlights of your career since joining Expense Reduction Analysts?
There have been many successful projects over the last 10 years; one that really stands out is the relationship I have with an iconic denim clothing retailer. Our partnership with this super-brand has resulted in savings of £250,000 year on year, in stores across 20 different countries. In one category in particular, we achieved a saving of 82%, which absolutely delighted the client.
Another highlight is being appointed by the same Financial Director in the three different companies that they worked for. That demonstrated real recognition of our work and the benefits engaging us has on an organisation.
A personal highlight was purchasing my Jaguar; I was 44 when I joined and as my business developed I had a motivational mental image of taking delivery of a brand new Jaguar on my 50th birthday - and that's exactly what I was able to achieve, only by developing a successful Expense Reduction Analyst franchise.
What has made you decide to renew after 10 years?
It’s been 10 years and I still very much enjoy what I do. My business has grown each year and the financial rewards are beyond my expectations. I have earned over £100,000 on average and billed the company over a million pounds. I want this kind of success to continue for my business.
What strengths do Expense Reduction Analysts have that differentiates them from other cost reduction companies?
It is Expense Reduction Analysts’ breadth of knowledge and experience that sets us apart from other cost reduction companies. The strength of our network puts us at a much better standing to achieve maximum savings for our clients as we have experts in over 100 different categories.
Would you recommend Expense Reduction Analysts to others looking to purchase a cost reduction franchise?
Most definitely. The last ten years has been an extremely positive and rewarding experience, and I am already looking forward to the future for my business and myself.