The annual National Freelancers Day returns for 2016 with a new date and new format!

On Thursday 9th June we will be taking over the Hospital Club in Covent Garden to celebrate the UK’s most exciting, driven and enterprising self-employed people. 

The day has been redesigned and extended to give practical advice on how to be at the top of your game with interactive workshops, one to one sessions and networking opportunities as well as acting as a celebration.

We will have activities running through the day and for the third year running we will end the event with our IPSE Freelancer Awards where we recognise and reward the UK’s best independent minds.

Registration for the event as well as for our workshop and seminar slots will be open in due course but please do click here to register your interest in joining us for National Freelancers Day. 


This year we have developed the programme for National Freelancers Day to give you the opportunity to gain practical skills with our interactive workshops.

We will also be running one-to-one advice sessions with our affiliates and partners from 3.30pm until 5pm with 10 minute bookable slots. Details on who will be available for this one-to-one advice and how to book onto these sessions will soon be announced.

There will be a lounge area with refreshments available during the event allowing you time and space to catch up on emails and current projects.


  • 3.00pm

    Guest arrival and registration

  • 3.30pm

    Workshop 1 & Workshop 2

  • 4.00pm

    First workshops finish

  • 4.15pm

    Workshop 3 & Workshop 4 & Workshop 5

  • 5.00pm

    Panel session "Ask me anything" with previous winners / finalists

  • 6.00pm

    Awards open for registration & welcome drinks

  • 6.40pm

    IPSE Awards Ceremony & keynote speaker

  • 8.30pm

    Drinks, canapés and networking

  • 10.00pm




Hospital Club

24 Endell St.

Public transport:

Covent Garden station

25, 220, 560

Previous events

In June 2016 we welcome back National Freelancers Day for its eighth year and the third year of our Freelancer of the Year Awards. Here is a look back at some highlights from our past celebrations.

National Freelancers Day 2015 featuring host British-Iranian comedienne Shappi Khorsandi and our award winners Paul Allington and Kelly Gilmour-Grassam:

Videos from previous events

Highlights from National Freelancers Day 2014 and hear from our CEO Chris Bryce and the winners and runners up of the awards

The IPSE Live National Freelancers Day 2014 Special.

Register your interest below for National Freelancers Day 2016 and we will contact you when more information is available.