Welcome to Hay Tarn Willwriting Services Limited
My name is Ray Withnall and I live in Saddleworth, near Oldham in Lancashire. In the early years of my career, I was a Chartered Management Accountant and worked in the textile industry around Manchester. More recently I worked as an IT Project Manager in some of the world’s greatest airports. Both of my career paths have demanded professionalism, integrity and competency and I have built these principles into Hay Tarn. There is no doubt that being a full member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters provides and supports the same high standards.
Hay Tarn complies with the Institute of Professional Willwriter’s Code of Practice, which is monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. A copy of the code is available from the IPW’s website. It requires each member to have the following:
- Qualification by examination
- A minimum £2 million Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Maintain continuous relevant professional development and training
- Criminal Records Bureau check
- Maintain a client complaints procedure
- Register with the Data Protection Service
The Institute has over 1,000 members and they support each other through a member’s forum. In addition, there is a network of regional groups where advice on the most complex set of circumstances can always be found.
I was honoured to receive the Institute’s award of ‘Willwriter of the Year’ in 2013.
My interests include researching the history of Far Eastern Prisoners of War and supporting Stockport Normandy Veterans and Friends.