3. Farewill Farewill aims to make dealing with death faster, fairer and easier to understand, and the company’s huge growth has been coupled with terrific feedback from customers. Richard Parris October 1, 2021 3 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. Founders: Dan Garrett and Tom RogersFounded: 2016Website: farewill.comThe global pandemic has seen countless personal tragedies, and forced many of us to confront mortality as never before. For families left behind, the sadness of losing a loved one can be compounded by the staggering bureaucracy and costs involved in dealing with death.Farewill, however, is seeking to make everything to do with death simpler, faster and fairer – from wills to probate and funeral planning.First launched in 2016, Farewill has grown to become the UK’s largest will provider. Its remarkable growth trajectory – coupled with a customer-first mindset that aims to ease stress at every turn – makes Farewill a worthy addition to the top of the Startups 100 2021.Co-founder Dan Garrett explains how the probate process alone is just one part of the bureaucracy of death, wherein grieving families can all too easily become overwhelmed by complicated choices and rising costs. “The process is typically convoluted, and grieving people are terrified about getting things wrong,” Garrett says. “We remove complications by simplifying language and proactively update customers on the progress of the case.” The process is typically convoluted, and grieving people are terrified about getting things wrong” – Dan Garrett, Farewill co-founder Farewill’s probate costs can save families thousands of pounds, versus high-street solicitor costs, and its funeral plans can be £2,500 cheaper than a traditional funeral. Likewise, Farewell can help people save on creating a will, with costs from just £90 and a 15-minute process designed to limit intimidating legalese.Customers are effusive in their praise for the service, and the brand has over 9,000 excellent ratings on TrustPilot. Over the next 10 years, £1 trillion will pass between generations – doubling between 2017 and 2027” – Dan Garrett, Farewill co-founder Farewill has an eye on the future, and is positioning itself to help even more people across the UK to deal with death and probate. “Over the next 10 years, £1 trillion will pass between generations – doubling between 2017 and 2027,” Garrett says. “Farewill is here to help people do it in the simplest, fastest and fairest way possible.” What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Business Bank Account Get Started Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Richard Parris Managing Editor Richard joined the Startups team in 2021, and has a career in publishing that has spanned over 15 years. As a researcher, writer and editor, Richard has worked on brands across the UK, US and Asia in both print and online, including at the BBC, on the US-focused tech industry site Tech.co, plus at Which? magazine and its website, where Richard oversaw technology reviews and advice publishing. Richard has been an interviewee and contributor on television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online publications, and has featured in interviews including on the BBC and The Scotsman.Richard is passionate about converting potentially complex topics into clear, actionable advice and recommendations, and works alongside the in-house Startups team and its growing network to promote the needs of the UK small business community.