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Iain Speedie

Chartered insurer and proud sponsor of the Deeside Dragons Ice Hockey Club for the 2022/2023 season. 

Aspray Chester Deeside Dragons


National Ice Hockey League, North Division

John Strange, Director of Aspray (Glasgow West)

Iain Speedie

Chartered insurer and proud sponsor of the Deeside Dragons Ice Hockey Club for the 2022/2023 season. 

Aspray Chester Deeside Dragons

Iain understands the importance of creating brand awareness in his franchise territory and was looking for a community orientated sports club to get involved in. Having no previous experience, Iain took the bold dive to become the title sponsor of the Deeside Dragons for the 22/23 season, and why not!

Iain’s commitment to the club during this season has paid dividends in the form of all the staff, management and players all playing their part in helping spread the word about Aspray and how its service can help with insurance claims. 


“…it’s not just a question of the financial side of it, you have to be committed to the team…”

The 2022/2023 season started off in tricky circumstances for the Deeside Dragons, as the Deeside arena itself was behind schedule in installing its ice foundations, believe it or not! The delay was caused by the pandemic, with the arena being used as a nightingale hospital. Since then, it’s been a rush to get the ice back and unfortunately the Dragons had no training and played only away games. In December 2022, the Deeside Dragons were able to play home games again and were welcomed to the arena with new Aspray Chester branding throughout. 

Knowing how much the management and players appreciate and rely on funding, volunteering and any participation from fans alike – Iain has really stepped up to become a part of the club. 

You will find Iain at most home games, talking to players and staff, offering Aspray Chester branded merchandise out on raffles and creating more online content to give the Dragons an extra boost. 

Episodes: A series of interviews with Iain Speedie

Episode 1: The Deeside Dragons

Episode 2: Background

Episode 3: Choosing franchising


About Iain Speedie

Iain Speedie

Iain has a 30+ year career in financial services and has obtained chartered insurer status in recent years. Throughout his career, he has always had a passion for all things property related. Coming across the Aspray franchise, Iain quickly realised how it was a perfect match for his experience and skillset. 

Iain researched the Chester territory extensively, and made a thorough and comprehensive business plan to market his services in the local community.

The Pandemic of 2020 would seem like a terrible time to start a business. However, Aspray’s service was required more than ever. With more people staying at home, there was a greater chance of escape of water due to the sudden strain on appliances, plumbing and more. There were challenges for Iain in delivering his service, such as handling vulnerable customers, however he found his feet quite quickly and took advantage of the robust business model Aspray presents.

Since then, Iain has gone from strength to strength and as of 2022 embarked on the journey of becoming title sponsor of the Deeside Dragons. Iain has more than done his fair share of marketing when it comes to Aspray, which results in the people knowing exactly who to turn to when their home or business is damaged.

Jack Parkhouse
Aspray (London South)

Next Generation Franchisee winner 2021 (BFA Awards) Jack has a background in construction and project management. Coupled with a strong work ethic, Jack is growing his business exponentially.

John Strange, Director of Aspray (Glasgow West)

John Strange
Aspray (Glasgow West)

Winner of the ‘Great British Franchisee Award’ 2022, franchisee John focuses massively on his local community. His sponsorship activity has boosted his brand, getting the Aspray name in front of property owners across his territory.