Who am I and why am I here?

What am I about?

My name’s Chris.

I’ve recently come back to the family┬ábusiness, Trinity Will Writers. I have been involved since the start, but I took a little sabbatical, where I did other things – I’ll tell you about that as we go on.

I started this blog because I wanted to tell people about us, and give a bit of a perspective. It’s not all about work, of course! There will be lots about being in business, and just general things that I (and hopefully you) find interesting.

Why should you read this blog?

Perhaps you want to find out about Wills and estate planning. Or to get perspective from someone who is in business.

Obviously, this is a business site and ultimately, I need to connect with potential customers; at the end of the day, business is people selling to other people. But we’re resolutely not an Internet company, as over 90% of our customers live within the area between Newbury, Reading and Basingstoke; our big selling point is we visit our customers in their homes as we feel it’s the only way to provide an effective service.

There are pages on our proper website that tell you about our services, I promise things I write won’t be spam. Who wants to read that?

Just come along and see what I have to say; I share things on the blog, because I want to hear from new people and get new perspectives. Perhaps you could help there?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Solicitors vs Willwriters – a reply

We don’t think it’s professional to comment on what other companies are doing, but we saw this post from a solicitor in Basingstoke and felt we wanted to address some of the points it makes.
The Panorama programme they talk about is probably available on YouTube if you search around. It shows some terrible practice from a couple of rogue traders. What it doesn’t do is say that not all Willwriters are created equal.
Trinity Will Writers are members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters. Members are required to follow the IPW’s code of conduct. This states that all members must be competent to provide the services that they offer, and enforce a strict training reigime. It also requires all members to have appropriate insurance in case of mistakes, and that provisions are made to enable access to our archive (a climate controlled steel and concrete vault in the centre of Reading) were something to happen to us.
The IPW are a code sponsor of the Trading Standards Institute. We are a real industry, offering first class services to our clients. Companies that fraudulently claim to be IPW members can and do face heavy fines.
We are not solicitors. We are specialists at one job, which we do very well. People come to us rather than solicitors because they like us. We aren’t patronising or overbearing, which is something a lot of our clients claimed the solicitors that dealt with them before were. We offer free advice – no hourly rates here. We don’t sell products or services that aren’t on our price list.
We have written thousands of wills for people in Basingstoke and beyond, and have more than 15 years experience. Get in touch with us today, and find out why!