From the Desk of the Director – Christmas Message 2022

23rd December 2022Anthony Belcher0
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With Christmas just a couple of days away now, the teams here at The Society of Will Writers and The National Will Archive, who, having worked exceptionally hard through some challenging circumstances will soon be heading off for a well-earned break. With many members seemingly having already wound down for the holidays too, we’ve had some quiet time this week, allowing us to reflect on the year we leave behind.

I am somewhat staggered by just how quickly 2022 seems to have vanished, and it feels as though I’ve blinked and skipped an entire year, to be honest. With that I am mindful of how the passing of time quickens, it narrows the window in which we have to make plans for the future and as we are reminded in our line of work all too often, the sooner we plan, the better as we never know what’s around the corner.

I realise also that 2022 has been a year full of challenges for us all, both in business and in our personal lives, and I am sure that all of us can think back over the year and find something that has caused some struggle.

That said, this year has certainly had its highlights too and I think gives us plenty to be pleased about. Picking up on a few bits like the re-opening of the College, the Conference which was a huge success, strengthening our relationships and links with industry stakeholders and regulators, and all throughout continuing to see the Society’s membership grow, it’s not been a bad year at all if you ask me!

Looking ahead to 2023 the wheels are already in motion on a number of exciting projects, and I am looking forward to revealing things that are sure to make next year a bumper year for both Society members new and existing.

Finally, I just want to thank all Society Members for who without, there’d be no Society. Thank you for the support, engagement, feedback, and sheer determination to continue providing services through everything else that is going on in the world around us. I am grateful, and I am sure your clients are too.

Wishing you the very merriest of Christmases and a healthy, happy New Year.

Anthony Belcher

Anthony graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2016. He joined the Society in that same year and in 2019 became Marketing Director, then taking over running the Society in June 2020.

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