How We Started
Brief Company History
The Will Bureau (TWB) was established on 30th August 1991. At that time it was intended to offer basic wills for the clients of a small firm of Independent Financial Advisers (IFA). I was a director of the IFA firm and simply wanted to ensure clients of that brokerage made Wills. I researched the market, undertook training and became the only employee of TWB.
From those humble beginnings, TWB evolved over the years. I left the IFA firm and developed TWB, whilst building my knowledge, skills and establishing further relationships in the financial services industry.
A significant landmark in the company’s story was when it moved to the offices in Southgate in 2003. The move enabled the company to recruit additional staff and consultants. On day one of the move, the team comprised of me, my assistant and three part time consultants. Today the TWB family comprises of eighteen people and growing.
TWB now offers a full range of estate planning services. This includes a wide range of Wills, from straightforward through to comprehensive Wills with layers of trusts within. We prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advanced decisions and advise on estate planning strategies. Estate planning is not just about Inheritance Tax, but planning the devolvement of assets between generations in a manner that protects family wealth from a variety of risk.
Market and Clients
The vast majority of our clients are referred to us by other professional advisers. Wealth Managers, IFAs, Accountants, Banks and solicitors have all referred clients to TWB. We also have many clients referred to us by other clients – always a good indicator of client satisfaction.
Approximately one third of our clients are multi-millionaires, one third are millionaires and one third who are aspiring millionaires! However, all clients are treated the same, regardless of wealth. We offer a personal, bespoke service and we aim to build strong relationships with all of our clients, their families and advisers.
Future Plans and Development
We plan to expand the advisory side of our business by offering additional services to clients. Additionally we intend to recruit more advisers who we shall train to be experts in our field of work. The training comprises of both internal examinations and for the serious adviser, training leading to a professional qualification recognised throughout the world.
Mission and Values
Our Mission is to be the most comprehensive and trusted estate planning firm in England. We also wish to be the employer of choice for all estate planning professionals.
Our business is built on relationships. As such our values are based on those relationships.
Our Team Values
- To deliver on promises, on time.
- To embrace change and personal development.
- To share knowledge to move the business and ourselves forward
- To treat each other with respect.
- To be objective and constructive at all times.
- To recognise and reward success and achievements.
- Treat all clients with integrity
- To respect confidentiality at all times
- Research all the facts and give good advice
- Earn trust and keep our promises
Andrew Edwards: Managing Director
Get in touch
We at The Will Bureau know that finding the right company to handle your estate planning requirements is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free telephone consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.