Aspire was created by Trevor Wheatly in 2005 with the intention of generating more income. In the begining Trevor would work from home one day per week and would take time out to look after his two toddlers.
“I was head of training at the bank of Scotland before I took voluntary redundancy in 2005 to invest my time into Aspire. I did that because we had two young children and needed the income for childcare as I was the carer for them at the time. I wanted to develop a robust developing company that would give us income whilst I could use the skills I had picked up in my previous line of work.”
The business began to grow quickly and Aspire won contracts with NHS, Bank of Scotland and Wincanton leading to Alison Wheatly joining Trevor in 2008. Alison introduced improved systems, technology and processes.
And then the Economy slowly slowed...
Following the Banking Crisis, Aspire's clients stopped spending money on training and started making redundancies. Aspire quickly responded to the crisis and developed it's Career Management Toolkit. Aspire also began to deliver HR, Coaching and Redundancy support to clients leading to business survival!