The annual National Freelancers Day returns for 2016 with a new date and new format, completely free of charge!

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-QA 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 are now open so please register now for your chosen sessions and the awards ceremony to help us celebrate National Freelancers Day.

Our sponsors:

Awards Headline Sponsor

Inspire award sponsor

Aspire award sponsor


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-QA Freelancer Awards 2016 Ceremony & keynote speaker

  • 8.30pm

    Drinks, canapés and networking

  • 10.00pm





Comedian and Actor

Tom was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards in 2012, and is an acclaimed comedian, actor and writer.

Tom made his stand-up debut in 2007, winning the Paramount Funniest Student Award in 2009.

In 2011 he secured the coveted Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year title before making his TV debut in the role of Jonny Goodman in the hugely popular series Friday Night Dinner (C4) which is now in it’s fourth series. 


Bestselling technology author and journalist

Prior to setting up his own tech start-up ( and raising £1m in the process, Chris launched Expedia founder Rich Barton’s £100m start-up in Europe. Holloman was previously Head of Digital Product Development at The Times and The Sunday Times, responsible for award-winning apps and delivering new digital revenue streams.

Christer has been name one of London’s most influential individuals within new media by the Evening Standard. He helps organisations monetise digital, as well as write and give talks about how new technologies affect business.


Impact Coach

‘How to network when you hate small talk’


Client Partner, Saatchi Masius

‘'How to create a personal brand as a freelancer'


Lead Trainer, The Digital Garage from Google

'Tell Your Story Online' and 'Reach New Customers Online'


Merlie Calvert, Director of Business Legal Services

Rianda Markram, Professional Support Lawyer: Commercial

Raphael Prais, Professional Support Lawyer: Commercial

'What you create: how to protect it & unlock its revenue potential' with LHS LLP Legal Services


Managing Director of Making You Content Ltd, Winner of Aspire Freelancer of the Year 2015


Communications & marketing freelancer, Runner Up of Inspire Freelancer of the Year 2015


Director at Montfort, Runner Up of Inspire Freelancer of the Year 2015


Final panellist to be announced


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.