An ERA franchise owner has consecutively earned an average six-figure salary for each year he has been with the franchise.

As well as this, Keith Copestake is also the second highest earner of the ERA network this year, achieving annual earning of £295,541.

Copestake joined ERA in 2006 with over 25 years of experience in the office products and print industry. His last role was a Director of a large office products and IT consumables company. Copestake’s career started out in print production before moving onto a marketing role, then into sales of print and office products responsible for pan European and global contracts.

Based in Andover, Coperstake’s successful procurement practice is currently run from serviced offices near to his home. He said: “When I decided to leave employment, the idea of franchising appealed to me because I felt it was a more viable way of starting a successful business. Following a tried and trusted model means less risk. I was attracted to the ERA model because I wanted a white-collar opportunity that suited the management skills I had built over a long career. I was familiar with the concept and could see how it works in practice and why it was a worthwhile investment.”

As an ERA franchise owner Copestake enjoys an enviable work-life balance allowing him to take multiple trips a year, a property in Spain which he bought for cash.

He added: “Being my own boss gives me the control to plan my work schedule. I can fly over to my ‘Spanish office’ and enjoy the sunshine while working. I bought the property earlier this year and I’m hoping to spend between three and four months of the year there on working holidays.”

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