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Delivering Value Through Insight™ in Facility & Property Management (FPM)

Cost Optimization in Facility & Property Management (FPM) with ERA Group

Our Facilities Management team specialise in creating and implementing bespoke practical supply chain solutions that deliver savings without compromising service.

Our team has worked in and with the FM Marketplace for many years and have significant influence over suppliers due, in part, to our knowledge and combined purchasing spend.

ERA’s Facilities Management (FM) team has been specifically set up to address the needs of any client who operates within the built environment. The FM team has a wide range of skills and experience gained over many years that directly benefit our clients by providing specific resources with the right skill set required to complete any given task.

By fully understanding the requirements of the project, we are able to deploy the right blend of consultant skills at any one time, ensuring the highest possible quality work whilst delivering results as soon as possible. In this way the results positively impact bottom line performance quickly.

Our unique and robust procurement methodology enables us to deliver solutions that will not only meet your current requirements but will also deliver results that are sustainable over time.

Today’s scope of FM is broad with significant budgets which are being reduced whilst the function is not always given the importance it deserves.

Whether you have your own in-house team or outsource your FM function, the scope of FM is ever increasing due to regulatory demands. As budgets decrease as a result of the economic downturn, business leaders have to ‘do more with less’.

Whether you lease a state-of-the-art city centre HQ, own a commercial unit in an out-of-town business park or manage a multi-site estate across the country, the cost of your business premises will be a significant overhead. The largest overhead can offer the most potential for savings and process improvement.

With recent changes in the law managing compliance has become a key demand within businesses and for facilities management professionals, who are now spending up to 30% of their day on dealing with regulations. Despite this, it is unlikely that budgets will increase, therefore saving time and money in all areas is crucial.

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The Building & Plant team specialises in assisting a range of ERA clients with reducing their outgoings and optimising service provision.

They cover the full range of consumables and plant hire used to support a wide range of maintenance activities.

Our Construction team often works in collaboration with our Facilities Management team to deliver holistic solutions that exceed client expectations.

We specialise in providing solutions to organisations that are involved in a wide range of maintenance activities, whether they employ their own team, or use subcontractors – we provide innovative solutions designed to reduce costs and improve service delivery.

We work alongside existing teams, adding expertise and advice in certain areas as required, as well as additional resource to make them capable of delivering more.

Retail Solutions

With continuing pressure facing the high street to compete with online retailers amid ever changing consumer behaviour, having the right retail solutions in place when it comes to your facility and property management can make a huge difference to your profitability.

Although there are a variety of options available to retailers, the decision making process can be complex and requires specific understanding to tailor the right solution for your business.


Cleaning & Janitorial

Cleaning services and supplies are often externalized.

With a wide variety of suppliers available, it is difficult to find the right partner that will not only undertake the obvious cleaning needs (dusting, hovering, disinfection, etc.) but also in many cases meet industry compliance requirements.

The experts at ERA Group know the requirements of the markets and the most efficient methods to help you get excellent service at better prices.

Facility & Property Maintenance

Facility Management represents an exciting sector, with a wide range of dynamic opportunities based on the specific needs and requirements of your business.

Clients are increasingly taking proactive steps to ensure their FPM needs are being met, particularly in terms of a tailored service that supports their specific setup.

Our industry specialists can provide you with class leading advice and recommendations, providing a full functional strategy to ensure your FPM costs are fully optimised whilst supporting the wider needs of your business.

Outdoor & Grounds Management

Landscaping services are equally important to many businesses, public or educational and not-for-profit organizations to help maintain grounds, gardens and open spaces.

Selecting the right partner, being able to compare offers with those of competitors and market rates can be eased by ERA Group; our consultants have “insider” knowledge and can put their expertise at your disposal to help you achieve savings and get the best bespoke service.

Waste Management

We help our clients to reduce their waste costs and maximise rebates on recyclable material.

Alongside this, our reviews will often assist with the delivery of corporate goals relating to recycling, sustainability and the environment.

The first stage of any waste review is to gain a detailed understanding of the current arrangements.

This is typically achieved through a combination of invoice analysis, stakeholder interviews and site surveys and will enable us to assess the direct and indirect costs of the client’s waste services.

We also have experience in helping organisations to achieve their corporate objectives relating to sustainability, for example, increasing recycling rates or achieving zero waste to landfill. These goals will be incorporated into a review and can often be realised alongside a reduction in costs.

Property Tax & Business Rates

Almost all UK organisations are compelled to pay business rates and many incur additional property costs including, rent, dilapidation and service charges. Our experts work to uncover opportunities for reduced outgoings and potentially significant cash rebates.

The Property team focuses on delivering savings in occupancy costs for businesses of all sizes working predominantly within business rates and strategic property services. In addition to advising companies, they also specialist in sectors including education, leisure and healthcare. Their approach is to appraise each Client site and develop an individual case-by-case strategy to maximize the scope for savings. Their strength is the combination of accommodating their Clients’ individual needs with an innovative approach that focuses on getting the best result for the Client.

Our experts also advise corporates within their own transition phase on the best property strategy in terms of minimizing ongoing property spend, through a combination of discussing improved working practices, space planning and tailoring a property accommodation strategy their meets the ongoing demands of their company.

Security Services

Security solutions for businesses vary widely, from business alarm systems to security guard services.

Clients benefit from ERA Group consultants’ security service knowledge to help them uncover cost-savings opportunities.

Working together, ERA Group helps organisations review non-core costs for services such as security to recover additional cash flow — offering financial peace of mind… and security.

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