It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Alan and Sarah Woosey and Aspire Financial Services who will be continuing their sponsorship for 2018. Even though Alan had to leave us early at Pwllheli, he and Sarah had enjoyed themselves so much that they were convinced they wanted to extend their support into 2018 and be with us at Lyme. Alan (founder and owner of Aspire) had hoped to be able to join us competitively at Pwllheli but unfortunately had to make do with watching from the watery sidelines. Not to be left out, Sarah rolled up her sleeves and made sure that Plas Heli was shipshape for our returning sailors. We couldn’t have been supported by a more enthusiastic, practical or generous couple.

In Alan’s words,
“I am looking forward to being back with the Merlins but in a new venue, Lyme Regis, for 2018. Perhaps this time I will be successful in tempting Phil (Dirty Hands) afloat to give me my first hands-on Merlin Rocket experience. Just watching last year was too frustrating.

It will also be great fun supporting Simon (Potts), re-joined by Ally for this year after her maternal diversion, and Nick (Specky) Craig seeking his third title.

It’s fabulous to be able to sponsor the 2018 Merlin Rocket Nationals at Lyme and it will be fascinating to see how the hot shots of the 2017 race track face up to the returning challengers this year.”

For those of you who don’t recognise the name, Aspire is a Northwest based financial services company that provides advice to individuals and companies to help improve their financial plans. They are experts in their field and their aim is to build close working relationships with their clients to ensure they achieve financial goals through their journey in life.
Aspire have expanded across the UK with over 70 highly accomplished and experienced advisors. Coming from different financial backgrounds, their advisors have many different areas of expertise to ensure that they can deliver the whole solution to their clients; both individual and businesses, from pension planning to mortgage services.
Whilst delivering localised and personal advice for each individual, Aspire maintains excellent and consistent service to their clients. They are also dedicated to developing young talent, providing jobs and training across the UK within the financial service industry.
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