IPSE Freelancer Awards 2019

The IPSE awards are designed to celebrate not only the country’s best and brightest freelancers, but also all the organisations and individuals supporting the world of freelancing. The applicants are judged on a range of criteria including the strength of their portfolio, their passion and commitment to freelancing, business acumen and creativity and the distinctiveness of their offering.

The deadline for the applications is Friday 5 April. Applicants that make it to the shortlist will be invited to our judging day event on Thursday 9 May in London where they will meet other finalists, network and present their business to a panel of judges. Thank you to Judopay for providing the venue for this event.


The winners will then be announced at our Award ceremony taking place on Thursday 13 June, a week before National Freelancers Day. 

Learn more about the awards and enjoy some success stories in our Freelancer newspaper.

13 June, 2019
The Steel Yard, Allhallows Ln, London, EC4R 3UE


Awards Host

This year, IPSE Awards host will be Comedian Carl Donnelly.
 Carl's conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007; Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007; among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.

Past IPSE Freelancer of the Year Winners 

Every year we are amazed by the level of talent and professionalism of our award applicants, finalists and winners.

In 2018, our fifth year of the awards, we had 3 individual award categories - Freelancer of the Year, Young Freelancer of the Year and New to Freelancing. For 2019 we have added an additional category - Freelance Project of the Year, for any successful project.  
Learn more about our past finalists in the videos below. 

The Hire Space Awards celebrate the very best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event organisers from across the UK. 

Big thank you to our headline sponsor

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