BCR Associates, a franchise that provides a cost reduction service to SMEs business owners, has won Best New Product/Service category at the Best Business Awards.

The Awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors of businesses. Companies competing for the Best New Product/Service award were required to provide evidence of a niche or mass market product or service with a clear business edge and evidence of its ability to demonstrate success in terms of profits or cost savings.

The cost reduction service provided by BCR Associates was deemed the outright winner and Andrew Areoff, Chairman of the Judges, said: “BCR stands for business cost reduction and this is a must-have service for any company. I liked the product concept because it’s crystal clear. Companies get a free audit of their business overheads – utilities, insurance, vehicles, finance and phones etc – and if BCR can find a cheaper supplier, the client gets 100 per cent of all the savings. Over the past year, BCR has achieved total savings of £1,410,505 for clients. On average BCR says clients can cut 27 per cent from running costs but some firms have seen savings of more than 60 per cent. A worthwhile service on all counts.”

Richard Dormer, Director and co-founder of BCR Associates, said: “We are particularly pleased to be recognised in the Best Service category, working closely on behalf and in the interests of our clients has been the cornerstone of our business from day one.”

Chris Battin, Director and co-founder of BCR Associates, added: “Naturally we are absolutely thrilled to have won this coveted award and for our service to have received such glowing praise from the esteemed judging panel. Our philosophy has always been to be completely honest and transparent in all of our dealings and we believe this accolade is testament to the importance of integrity and enjoying an open and truthful business relationship with your client. Demand for our services continues to grow, especially given the current economic climate, so we are actively looking to expand our network of BCR Associates franchise owners which this year alone has risen by 150 per cent.”

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