Highest Earner (Individual Consultant): Keith Copestake
Proof of the incredible earning potential of driven ERA consultants, Keith has just billed over £430,000 for the year ending 2013 and 2014 is also looking good! With over 25 years’ experience in the print and office products industry, Keith joined ERA in 2006. Over that time his consultancy earnings have risen every single year, a source of inspiration and admiration across the network.
Consultant’s Consultant of the Year: Simon Dodson
Being recognised by your peers is often seen as one of the most prized accolades and this is certainly the case for Simon Dodson. Simon has been with ERA since 2011 and he uses his marketing industry experience to help clients ensure they’re getting the best possible value from agencies and outsourcers. Often working in partnership with other consultants his contribution to the network is rightfully recognised here.
Consultant of the Year: Diane Lane
Continuing the theme of recognising support between our franchise partners, it was an honour to recognise Diane Lanes contributions. Diane has been with ERA since 1997, and in that time has become a notable expert on reducing consumable and logistics expenses. She is also renowned for her willingness to share her considerable knowledge with new associates, while also taking part in project management and reporting best practice programmes across the network.
Highest Earner (Consulting Practice): BPFM (Buildings, Plant & Facilities Management)
Managed by experienced ERA franchise partner Ian Morrison, the team at BPFM has taken their consultancy business to the next level this year, making them the deserving winners of the highest earning practice. Having been with ERA since 2004, Director Ian’s unparalleled levels of experience means he’s now an active member of ERA’s Advisory Board.
New Consultant of the Year: Chris Wardle
Proof that the franchise model works for both new and established partners Chris Wardle has made a stunning start to his new business. With a stated aim to help businesses cut their overheads and stop ‘inadvertently lining their suppliers’ pockets’, 2013 saw Chris put in a performance that had him ranked amongst the top 25 ERA partners on ‘Sales Performance’ KPI’s within just 18 months.. Needless to say Chris’ focus, drive and determination to help his clients has certainly not gone unnoticed this year.