Innovative Edinburgh inventory service nominated for Top UK Entrepreneur Award

Innovative Edinburgh inventory service nominated for Top UK Entrepreneur Award

An Edinburgh entrepreneur dedicated to helping individuals deal independently with a deceased person’s estate has been recognised by the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards for his unique approach to the market.

After spending several years working for a small legal auditing firm, Mike Davis was inspired to launch My Probate Partner after realizing that many people were paying exorbitant legal fees for work they could do themselves with the right support.

By proactively developing a middle ground between managing the process, often called “probate,” independently and hiring an attorney, Mike Davis launched “My Probate Partner” in 2019 to provide individuals with the support and guidance they need to navigate the administrative process independently, with minimal stress, cost and delay.

Over the past 5 years, My Probate Partner has empowered over 650 families to manage their own estates – equating to over £150 million in assets – whilst receiving an unrivalled 5-star rating for its personalised approach, supported by a dedicated online client portal complete with comprehensive resources and checklists, as well as dedicated client support from experts.

Committed to transforming the platform into a ‘Money Saving Expert’ consumer site specifically for probate in Scotland, My Probate Partner has grown an impressive 160% in the last 12 months alone.

Mike’s innovative and customer-focused approach was recognised by the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards, where he was shortlisted for the ‘Family Entrepreneur of the Year’ award alongside four other finalists.

Dubbed ‘The Grammys’ of entrepreneurship, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards are dedicated to celebrating the UK’s most ambitious and impactful entrepreneurs at a lavish awards ceremony scheduled for 18 November 2024.

Discussing this latest award, Mike Davis, Founder and Director of My Probate Partner, said: “Over the past five years, we have worked hard to help hundreds of individuals and families quickly and effectively manage the often complicated and costly probate process, saving them time, money and stress at an already challenging time.

With plans already underway to further develop and improve the platform, I am genuinely pleased that our innovation and hard work to date has been recognised by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and I now look forward to the awards ceremony this autumn and wish all the other finalists the best of luck.”

One of the biggest events in the business community’s calendar, this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards shortlist boasts a combined turnover of almost £2.9 billion and employs approximately 20,000 people, highlighting the vital role these businesses play in driving economic growth and innovation.