Business Cost Reduction Associates Launches Its Exciting UK Franchise

With its pilot franchises successfully up and running, cost reduction franchise BCR Associates is ready to start its nationwide expansion,

Business-to-business, cost reduction franchise BCR Associates has announced the launch of its UK franchise opportunity and is looking to appoint motivated, like-minded professionals to invest in its profitable business model. While some businesses were struggling in the recession, there has been a high demand for BCR Associates cost reduction service, which led the brand to consider franchising and make its cost reduction service available nationwide.

Every year UK businesses lose millions of pounds through inefficiencies in their essential running costs. Often, the directors or business owners are too busy to look carefully at their bills and in many cases, they are unaware that they could, and should, be paying less. Since all companies, regardless of size or sector have overheads to pay such as electricity and insurance as a bare minimum, the market potential for a cost reduction franchise like BCR Associates is considerable.

Founded in 2005 by Chris Battin and Richard Dormer, BCR Associates helps companies plug their cost wastage. Initially Chris and Richard focused on finding savings for business energy contracts, as their backgrounds are in energy and undersea oil exploration. Once proven successful, they expanded the portfolio to include advice procurement and account management services across 11 key expense areas to date: electricity; gas; telecoms; water; business rates; forensic auditing for bank charges; insurance; vehicles; finance; staff and green services.

"Nine out of 10 companies who contact us save money and once the concept has been successfully demonstrated, our clients are usually more than happy for us to review across other spend," explains Chris. "We enjoy extremely high renewal and customer satisfaction rates and our customers frequently refer us onto other business contacts.

"Early on, we saw that the business is eminently scalable through the franchise model and offers a very attractive opportunity for a franchise owner. Unlike other cost reduction companies on the market, which derive their income from the customer, BCR Associates' revenues come from the supply chain of partners and service providers. This means that all savings are passed on in full* to our customers, which is an attractive selling point."

BCR Associates franchise owners will benefit from a comprehensive training and support package, which includes:

  • A five-day residential training course at head office where they will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the whole business methodology from the experienced BCR Associates team.
  • A copy of the Operations Manual.
  • A dedicated business coach.
  • A dedicated home page online.

"As the franchise owner's customer base grows, in addition to upfront income, monthly residuals build into a pipeline of passive income from activities carried out months or sometimes years before," continues Chris.

"Growing the customer base is straightforward as our sales message is compelling and we also work closely with multipliers such as accountants, IFAs and business associations to extend our reach through referral networking to their customers and members. Customer maximisation values are also high from cross-selling our other services."

Over the last year, BCR Associates has completed its foundational franchise period with the help of its pilot franchise owners Kim Harris and Nigel and Pip Collins. During this time, the model was vigorously tested and the support available to its franchise network was improved.

Franchise Development Services (FDS) Southern's franchise consultant Gary Rigby has guided Directors of BCR Associates Chris Battin and Richard Dormer along the path of developing their attractive franchise offering. Gary comments: "It has been a pleasure to provide our consultancy service to BCR Associates in preparing the company for the launch of its franchise. BCR Associates is a much-respected brand within the cost reduction sector.

"The company has already piloted two successful foundational franchise owners. As an independent cost reduction business they have many high profile clients who continue to benefit from the services they provide - a truly win-win scenario for both the client and BCR Associates' franchise owners. They have an attractive franchise offering that provides the franchise owner with everything they need to ensure a good launch of the business.

"More importantly, they have implemented strategies, which will help the franchise owner to continue to develop their business, through business coaching and training. In 'credit crunch' era it is refreshing to see a business showing continued good growth in these interesting times."

Franchise Development Services (FDS) Southern's franchise consultant Gary Rigby has guided Directors of BCR Associates Chris Battin and Richard Dormer along the path of developing their attractive franchise offering. Gary comments: "It has been a pleasure to provide our consultancy service to BCR Associates in preparing the company for the launch of its franchise. BCR Associates is a much-respected brand within the cost reduction sector.

"The company has already piloted two successful foundational franchise owners. As an independent cost reduction business they have many high profile clients who continue to benefit from the services they provide - a truly win-win scenario for both the client and BCR Associates' franchise owners. They have an attractive franchise offering that provides the franchise owner with everything they need to ensure a good launch of the business.

"More importantly, they have implemented strategies, which will help the franchise owner to continue to develop their business, through business coaching and training. In 'credit crunch' era it is refreshing to see a business showing continued good growth in these interesting times."

(* except for water and business rates.)

Kim Comments:

"Having looked for some time at a number of different areas I felt that the BCR Associates franchise offered a terrific opportunity. The concept of a business with upfront payments plus the chance of a residual income was a major attraction as I felt it offered stability. BCR Associates' product along with their training, support and general assistance has been nothing short of first class."

Franchise owners Nigel & Pip agree:

"What attracted us to the business apart from the company's track record, quality of the clients and introducers, was the simplicity and universal attraction that the proposition offered - 'no cost or risk to the client'.

The training, support and quality of products are excellent and due to the different types of income stream, this business offers a genuine six figure income."

Is a BCR Associates franchise right for you?

  • Have you experience in running a B2B business aimed at the professional market or have you worked at a senior level in business?
  • Are you comfortable dealing with senior executives and business owners?
  • Are you looking for a recession proof business?
  • Would you like to build a substantial operation with high income streams?
  • Would you like a business where renewal rates are high and referrals form a main part of the acquisitions programme?

Written by Business Cost Reduction Associates