Ricky founded the company in 2012, initially it was just him and one other employee. Now he is lucky enough to have 11 full time members of staff to support and assist him and look after our customers. Ricky is very hands on in the business and responsible for the general running of the company alongside being the first point of face to face contact for the company if you have booked in for a quotation. Ricky will run and project management the larger jobs that Aspire undertake. When Ricky is not working or out doing quotes and gets a minute to himself, he likes to get some time on his bike, and likes to unwind at the weekend.
Michelle is responsible for the day to day running of the office, company compliance, HR and accounts. Michelle may also be your first point of contact on the phone or when you pop into our showroom to book in a quote appointment or a responsive job and liaises with customers and engineers. She is dedicated to customer service and runs a tight ship. Michelle is always more than happy to assist and look after our customers, a happy customer is a happy Michelle! Outwith work, Michelle is happiest in her garden tending to her fruit and veg surrounded by her 5 furry babies which is why we call her the mad cat lady! She is also an avid rollerskater and likes to go to events and training sessions in Europe brushing up and learning new skills.
Barry has a wealth of knowledge and is a fully trained plumbing and heating engineer. Barry predominantly deals with our responsive side of things so if your boiler breaks down or you have a plumbing issue then it will more than likely be Barry who attends your property. You will also most likely see Barry at least once a year when your boiler service and gas safety check is due. Before coming to Aspire to be retrained, Barry spent 10 years in the Royal Engineers and has a wealth of life experience. In his spare time, he loves to go touring around Europe on his motorbike when he is not spending time with his family.
Brian has worked at Aspire for over 5 years and has been in the plumbing and heating industry for over 40 years. What he doesn’t know about plumbing and heating isn’t worth knowing. You will predominately see Brian on our larger jobs that are 1 day and more. He normally runs a team of Aspire plumbers or tradesmen on these larger jobs. In his spare time Brian loves football and spends most of his weekends making good use of his season ticket by the side of a football pitch.
Chris came to work at Aspire as an apprentice and is now a fully qualified Plumbing and Heating Engineer and has had the added benefit of additional training from both Brian and Barry, allowing Chris to gain a wealth of experience from the 2 different aspects of our business operations. Chris can turn his hand to both boiler installations, boiler serving and repairs and plumbing work. There is good chance that you could see Chris on any one of our jobs. In his spare time Chris competes in a bag pipe band and enjoys spending time with his young family.
Cal has worked at Aspire for just over 2 years now. He will be a fully trained plumbing and heating engineer in a further 2 years. Cal shadows our qualified engineers so that their wealth of knowledge can be passed down to the next generation. In his spare time Cal loves his football and used to play professionally before coming to work at Aspire.
Declan is our newest member of the team and joined Aspire in June 2018, he will spend his time between learning at college and shadowing our engineers on the job picking up skills as he progresses. We have high hopes for Declan and look forward to watching him grow in to a young man good at his trade that we can be proud of. In his spare time Declan likes to spend time with his friends and is into sports, especially football.
Beth has worked at Aspire for over 2 years now. She works here part time to assist Michelle with the day to day handling of customer calls and enquiries. Beth also helps with the administration of the company accounts. Beth will likely be your first point of contact on the phone or in person if you walk into the showroom. In her spare time Beth loves to spend time with her young family.
Chris started working with Aspire in April 2018. He has over 15 years experience in joinery and building works having worked on lots of prestigious projects. Chris predominantly works with our plumbers doing the joinery works required when we are installing bathrooms. Chris is very multi skilled and can lend his hand to most things. He has settled in well to the Aspire team and will hopefully be here for many more years to come. In his spare time Chris is an outdoor adventure fanatic who likes off road 4×4 driving.
Mark has worked at Aspire for the last 5 years as our in-house electrician. He has over 40 years’ experience in the industry, so what he doesn’t know about electrics isn’t worth knowing. Mark is involved in a variety of different aspects of the business. From wiring in boilers and heating systems to all the wiring in our bathroom refurbishments. In his spare time Mark loves to go fishing and enjoys holidays.
Davy is responsible for lots of different tasks within the company. Mainly he strips out our bathrooms and larger jobs ready for the tradesmen to come in and do their work. He also assists our plumbers and joiners when they need assistance with larger tasks. Davy has a long list of wide ranging skills and can lend his had to most trade concepts. In his spare time, he likes to go fishing and spend time with his family.
"Pleased with the work which was carried out without any problems by pleasant hard working engineers."
"The best company I came across in a long time, very professional and very helpful."
"Aspire gave the best quote of four companies I contacted. Their estimate was clear and easy to understand. They were very efficient and did an excellent job. I would thoroughly recommend them."
“The work was carried out exactly as was specified in pre installation information supplied by the contractor, and was carried out with efficiency and respect for customers property. The two engineers certainly worked hard for the two days and are worthy representatives for their employer.”
“Amazing company. Always friendly, helpful, would not go anywhere else. 12 out of 10”
“As usual the work was carried out in a very friendly and courteous way. Overall very satisfactory.”
“From the quote through to the work they were extremely helpful. Their communication from the office was clear and organised. The engineer was also helpful, friendly, honest and knowledgeable. If I need any future work, I won't hesitate to use. Very glad I discovered them.”
“The work was of excellent quality and I would use this company again.”
"Aspire were fantastic. They came highly recommended and did not disappoint. From the very first phone call to the lovely reception team to the work done by the friendly plumber, everything was great and it was so nice to deal with people who are happy, polite, professional and punctual. Will definitely use again and will recommend to others."
My twenty year old boiler broke down suddenly in very cold weather. The company were very sympathetic and efficient in helping to solve my problem in spite of having a heavy workload at the time. I found them very good at explaining my options and at helping me to find the most cost effective solution. There was also an excellent follow up service with regard to a couple of minor questions I had about the system. Superb.
Aspire have done a couple of pieces of work for us, a central heating system and a new bathroom, and both have worked out great. They are competent, friendly, helpful, reasonably priced and very transparent about what they're doing and how much it will cost. More so, they do not stop till you're happy and that in itself is priceless.
“Experienced professionals that my elderly parents could feel confident and comfortable within their house. I did not have any negative feedback for this company. They delivered on every level.”
Excellent customer service! They were quick reliable and professional ! They even saved me money! Bonus! Would not hesitate about using Aspire again in the future!! Nice to see such a professional company!
10/10 - lovely lads came this morning to fix my Mum's sink. Considerate and explained everything. A credit to your company, thoroughly recommended!