IPW Annual Conference An Overwhelming Success

The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) and Institute of Scottish Professional Willwriters (ISPW) were extremely humbled last week by the success of the Willwriting Academy National Annual Conference and IPW/ISPW AGM.

Delegates in attendance were unanimous in their appreciation of the packed schedule of informative presentations on offer across the two days.

All attendees left the conference with a clear understanding of the pertinent issues that could affect their businesses in the future. Many also left with a motivated call to action regarding how they will use the information to improve their businesses.

The IPW would like to thank all of their speakers for the expert knowledge and insight that was offered across the two days. The content certainly stimulated further discussion and discourse during the priceless networking opportunities.

Council members were extremely proud to honour Robert Phipps of Pembroke Will Writers with the prestigious Richard Hook Memorial Trophy for Willwriter of the Year.  This award acknowledges a steadfast determination in providing exemplary customer service and unrivalled advice in Wills and Estate Planning; a philosophy that the Pembroke Willwriting team have certainly embedded as part of their everyday business culture.

These events are extremely difficult to coordinate and to all the people that have played their part in ensuring the success of this year’s Annual Conference, the Institute would like to offer their sincerest gratitude. The IPW is invigorated and inspired to improve upon the excellent service Institute members already provide and look forward to welcoming even more members at next year’s AGM and Annual Conference.

IPW Chair Dennis Gardener said: “We were delighted with the numbers of both members and non-members who attended our Annual Conference and would very much like to thank all of the delegates for attending and for contributing to the discussions. We’re also very appreciative of the support from our sponsors without whom this event would not have been possible.

As well as satisfying the constitutional requirements of the Institute, the Annual Conference is the perfect forum for members and others to meet, share ideas and experiences, gain new knowledge and insights and give feedback to the IPW on the services provided through the year and to let us know what else they would like to see offered as part of their membership. This was certainly achieved and we have a clear understanding of the Institute’s direction moving forward.”

Robert Phipps of Pembroke Will Writers, winner of the prestigious Richard Hook Memorial Trophy, commented: “I come every year. I love the IPW. It is not just about the learning, the sessions, or exhibitors explaining how they can help us, it is about the networking! I have got really good friends now that I first met at IPW meetings twenty years ago; this element makes these events invaluable. The sessions are a fantastic source of insightful information, but I also come for the networking, it is good value for money.”

Darren Leggett, CEO of Executor Solutions, said: “The IPW Annual Conference has been very professional and extremely well put together. All the members are a nice bunch of people and I have very much enjoyed it.”

James Hadley of KingsGuard Legal, said: “I would like to say what a great event the IPW AGM was this year, the number of both interesting and useful conversations I was involved in was fantastic! I didn’t only establish some good relationships with the sponsors, but also chatting to other members about things they are doing is always good to hear and establish if those ideas would help my business.”

Kevin Lynch, a Partner at Birmingham-based law firm The Wilkes Partnership, said: “Thank you very much to the IPW and ISPW and the sponsors of the 28th Willwriting Academy National Conference and AGM for hosting a very professional, informative and engaging conference. As a delegate I found the conference to be an excellent opportunity to meet new contacts as well as to catch up with clients and friends in a friendly and informal atmosphere.”

Karen Babington, MD of Solve Legal Marketing (publishers of TWP) said: “The IPW conference is a landmark in the calendar of wills and probate practitioners and provides a really valuable opportunity to meet with peers, make new contacts and refresh knowledge about the technical issues and business issues that affect us all. It has certainly exceeded even the highest of expectations this year. Huge congratulations to all concerned.”

If you are yet to join the Institute, do not delay in becoming a member of such a quality organisation that will enhance your reputation and provide a committed network of colleagues who become valued and long-term friends.

Click here to become a member of the IPW or ISPW.



This article was submitted to be published by The Institute of Professional Willwriters as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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