Aspray are an award-winning property damage claims management service provider who help both residential and commercial property owners, throughout the UK, make successful building insurance claims caused by storms, burst pips, accidental damage, fire, floods, malicious damage by tenants or other insured and unexpected events.
The company was founded in 2005 by Managing Director James Whittle. James has over 30 years’ experience within franchising and business development. He started Aspray with a clear vision to provide a personalised service which firmly puts policyholders, their customers, at the core of the business.
The first franchise opened in January 2006 and it was clear from the start there was an appetite for the service Aspray provided. Since then, the Aspray brand has gone from strength to strength.
Aspray franchisees provide an end to end service to policyholders who have suffered property damage. A fair settlement from their insurer is the main focus of the role of an Aspray Franchisee, together with growing their business to the turnover and profit levels they desire.
This efficient and well received service helps Aspray continue to build a credible brand nationwide and thereby offers their franchisees a tried and tested business model, with good earning potential, in return for their hard work, skill, likeability and commitment.
If a home or business premises has been damaged by fire, flood, storm, impact, malicious damage, or any other insurable event, Aspray franchisees assess the damage and negotiate a fair settlement with the policyholder’s insurer, or their appointed loss adjuster.
Once works are agreed, the franchisee then instructs and project manages vetted contractors to complete the reinstatement works, restoring the property to its pre-loss condition as swiftly as possible.
Franchisee’s implement a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy designed to help build their business quickly, by way of a detailed launch action plan. This is supported by “hands-on” training within their territory from a sales development manager.
The launch strategy and action plan are aimed at helping the franchisee to establish themselves as the ‘Go To’ person at the point someone needs to make a property damage insurance claim, within their territory.
When their franchisees are not loss assessing and project managing insurance claims, they are often networking and promoting themselves and the service they offer to property owners and potential introducers of claims, within their territory. This type of promotional activity is considered a key driver of business growth and has been proven to help build awareness of the Aspray service and create claims leads for franchisees in the past.
All new franchisees attend a ten-day induction training course which has previously been accredited by the British Damage Management Association (BDMA). Aspray fund those franchisees who want to further enhance their professional competency by gaining a certified qualification from the BDMA after 12 to 18 months of trading.
Aspray look for self-motivated, likeable and professional individuals with great people skills and the ability to influence others. A ‘can do’, solution orientated attitude to all tasks is key, as is the drive and genuine desire to build a profitable business, with a customer centric focus.
The ideal background of a franchisee will be either project management, director, quantity surveyor, financial services professional, building maintenance manager or leader, individual with leadership experience or business owner. However, applicants from other backgrounds will also be considered provided they can demonstrate:
The franchise purchase fee for Aspray's Insurance Claim Franchise is £28,000 + VAT; Franchisees who require funding will need to be able to demonstrate to lenders that they have a minimum of £15,000 liquid capital available to contribute to their start-up costs.
The Aspray franchise can normally be run from your own home, making it a good choice for those looking for a business with minimal operating costs.
The whole Aspray Management team are amazing & I have found the value of the franchise fee to be worth every penny. If you are hardworking, committed and prepared to put in the hours and apply the advice given to make your business work then Aspray will support and nurture you every step of the way.Jaynie Ross
I have loved every minute of my journey since joining the network and I can honestly say that my investment has been worth every penny! I'm looking forward to growing my business with the help of the team from Director down and can't wait to see what the next 12 months hold.Phil Reynolds