David Spafford, Aspray Sheffield, is one of our longest running franchisees and In 2012, after 6 years in business and a number of personal life changing events, David and wife Helen reviewed their business and work/life balance and decided the time was right to work together to develop Aspray Sheffield.
Having worked together 10 years previously in the family engineering business the decision to do so again wasn’t hard. Helen had more recently been working as a teaching assistant with special needs children but with grown up children and the need to take school holidays no longer an issue the time was right for a career change."The key to successfully working together is to have clearly defined roles so you are not stepping on each others toes." explained Helen.
Helen came on board specifically to develop business and is targeting local insurance brokers, letting agents and plumbers which David had started to nurture back in 2009. At the time David and his neighbouring Aspray colleagues had joined forces and contracted a telemarketing agency to make the introductions and set up appointments. But a number of personal events stopped the campaign progressing.
When Helen started in 2012 she found she was almost starting from scratch as people had left and companies changed. She is now working full time to build up Aspray Sheffield’s profile and 7 months in is beginning to make positive inroads.
"The smaller broker is far more receptive to our proposition and I have a number who are now positively marketing our claims handling service to their clients. It is a difficult balancing act between keeping in contact with these companies and not stalking them but I am beginning to build relationships and I understand each person is different – some I will ring every few weeks and others every few months. I do try to keep it personal and pop in to see them whenever I can rather than calling them all the time. The new Aspray mugs and orange Kit Kats are going down a treat!"
David Rayner joined Aspray in 2016 and runs his franchise in Darlington.
Jack Connor was an approved contractor for Aspray and he is now a successful Aspray franchisee himself.
After attending an Aspray discovery seminar Glenn is now the proud owner of an his own territory.
Craig Conley joined Aspray in 2013 coming from a property development background.
Director of Aspray Luton, Barry Thurston, hosted a very successful launch event for the opening of his new local business.
Take a look into a day in the life of a successful Aspray franchisee, Gary Tunney.
Read below for an interview with Aspray’s Franchisee of the Year, Jack Connor, who joined Aspray in April 2014.
Clive and Nathalie Hawkesley joined the Aspray network in September 2013.
In Belfast, Michael Crilly’s turnover increased by 300% last year.
I now have much more control over my day which means that I can take time out to ferry the kids around or go to their school play.Bernadette Lloyd
By joining Aspray and following their “Business Blueprint” Franchisees have the opportunity to launch and build a successful and valuable business locally.
Every Franchisee receives comprehensive support from Aspray's national operations centre and a dedicated team of field support personnel.
Positive cash flow, no minimum fees and high margins make this a business for the true entrepreneur who can see that Aspray will deliver a rapid and high rate of return