Unique new category revealed for this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards

Unique new category revealed for this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards

Today, Friday 21st May 2021, we have some exciting news to bring to you. In this, our fourth year, we are introducing a very special new award and you as a collection of industry professionals, are our judges.

The Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion award, which is sponsored by Arken.legal, will be awarded to the person deemed by you, to have made an exceptional and inspiring contribution to the Wills and Probate industry over the last 12 months.

Karen Babington, Director of Today’s Wills and Probate who host the awards, said:

“We introduced the British Wills and Probate awards four years ago to recognise and reward industry professionals within the sector. Each year we ask ourselves, and you, how we can seek to involve more people who work within wills and probate. After much consideration and consultation we are over the moon to introduce the Today’s Wills and Probate Industry Champion Award which will now be awarded via your industry vote.”

“We would encourage all of you to nominate an outstanding invidivual outside of your organisation for this particular award, with the winner revealed on the 21st October, 2021. Nominations take a couple of minutes and you have until 11th June to do so.”

Dave Newick, CEO of Arken.legal, said:

“Arken.legal is thrilled to be sponsoring the brand new Industry Champion award – which shines a spotlight on those that have gone that extra mile for the sector; those that push boundaries for the better. These ambitious and innovative qualities really resonate and align with all that Arken stands for. We are honoured to sponsor such an important award, voted for by the industry. Champions come in a number of guises, with many too humble to shout about their successes. It’s up to the industry to highlight these individuals and celebrate their achievements.”

The Award Criteria

Has your chosen individual been able to demonstrate:

  • How they have produced something extraordinary that supports our industry.
  • How they have put their client’s interest at the forefront of everything they do.
  • How they have excelled at dealing with the transition to a remote working environment.
  • How they have overcome challenges with minimal disruption to the outcome of their work.

How to nominate

Practitioners in the industry will have the opportunity to nominate those in the sector they feel fit the criteria above. The deadline to nominate people for this award is 11th June 2021.

You can nominate here.

Following a shortlisting process an industry vote will occur at the end of August with the crowned champion being announced by the fabulous Jennie Bond during our award ceremony on 21st October 2021, brought to you by Today’s Wills and Probate, headline sponsor Executor Solutions and champagne sponsor Exizent.

For more information visit www.britishwillsandprobateawards.co.uk.

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Jennifer van Deursen

Jen is the Senior Media Officer for Today’s Conveyancer, Today’s Wills & Probate  and Today’s Family Lawyer.

Having gained a degree in Multimedia Computing, Jen fell into a content role after successfully applying for a job at Cheshire Police. During her 6-year service, she took on the role as personal Press Officer under the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire and worked in the busy press office for the force.

Jen has experience in the marketing and communication sphere, which stems from her time in the public sector, private care sector and now here at the Practical Vision Network, where she can utilise her skills and challenge herself further.