Just Car Clinics | Expense Reduction Analysts

Just Car Clinics

£234,900 savings for Just Car Clinics

Just Car Clinics is the second largest independent chain of collision repair centres in the UK, with 620 staff in 25 locations across the North, East and Central England, specialising in motor collision repair and accident damage rectification of around 45,000 cars, vans and motorbikes every year.

Neil Kirk, Managing Director of Howard Basford Ltd., recommended Adam Wheatley of Expense Reduction Analysts to Chris Elton, Finance Director at Just Car Clinics, at a meeting of their trade body, Auto Body Professionals, in October 2005. Though the referral was a warm one, it was far from a done deal.

Chris Elton takes up the story: “I must say that I was initially very sceptical indeed, but I was persuaded by the strength of the recommendation that I should let Expense Reduction Analysts show me whether they are as good as was claimed.”

Significant savings and client-specific supply solutions

Initially two projects Waste and Power were launched. Chris Elton was impressed: “In both cases, Expense Reduction Analysts delivered significant savings. More important, however, was the way in which the whole process was managed. They worked closely with us to make sure that they understood our requirements in detail, and they then sourced targeted supply solutions that specifically met our needs.

“My fear that an excessive focus on price would lead to quality and service difficulties proved entirely unfounded. I also expected to be unhappy with the savings calculations and was surprised that even seemingly complex areas could be accommodated by a savings methodology that is both straightforward and transparent.

As a result of the success of the first two projects, Just Car Clinics asked Expense Reduction Analysts to review their Stationery and Landline costs.

  • Waste: 48%
  • Recycling & Balers: 30%
  • Electricity: 9%
  • Gas: 11%
  • LPG: 19%
  • Stationery: 28%
  • Landlines: 43%
  • Mobiles: 17%

“What has impressed us most about Expense Reduction Analysts is that they have demonstrated again and again that they put our interests first. We know that if there was ever a problem, we could trust Adam Wheatley to solve it in a way that is in everyone’s best interests. We could not recommend Expense Reduction Analysts more highly.”

Jon BrabbinFinance Director
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