St John Rowntree - Expense Reduction Franchisee

Date

Feb 10, 2017

“Being your own boss does have its own challenges but it also gives me the freedom to choose my hours of work. I’ve been on more holidays since joining Expense Reduction Analysts including visiting Thailand and the Caribbean; I’ve paid off my mortgage, and last year had a new kitchen installed and recently bought a new Mercedes – all within the last eight years”.

St John Rowntree joined Expense Reduction Analysts in June 2005 having previously been an Operations Director for a division of Federal Express. St John, explains the reasons why he joined the UK and Irelands leading Cost, Purchase & Supplier Management Franchise.

“Prior to joining Expense Reduction Analysts I had been in corporate life for the last 15/20 years across a range of different roles. I enjoyed a number of them, but this franchise opportunity definitely works well for me, and it gives me the lifestyle that I wanted to aspire to”.

Using The Franchise Network’s Expertise

“Whether it is specialist areas such as Fleet Management or Logistics, or something which at face value may seem quite simple like Stationery, each category we analyse has its own unique challenges. No matter what the project happens to be, there is a wide range of expertise in all kinds of fields of knowledge within our organisation, we never have to walk away from new business”.

Also the relationship that we have with suppliers, due to the volume of business we are putting forward, makes my role a lot easier. It gives my customers real value and ultimately helps me sign more clients. I believe that this is unique to Expense Reduction Analysts, as no other cost reduction franchise I’ve encountered has this kind of ability”.

Benefits of being your own boss

“Since joining I have averaged a turnover of just over £100,000 a year. Last year it was almost £200,000. You certainly get rewarded for the time and effort that you put in, which without doubt was not the case from previous employment”.

“I am delighted that I joined Expense Reduction Analysts and I wouldn’t go back to working for somebody again”.

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