IPSE Freelancer of the Year Awards: Finalists Announced

It is with great pride that we announce the finalists for this year’s national Freelancer of the Year Awards. To acknowledge the great diversity in freelancers that entered, we have two categories this year and a total of fifteen finalists. In the Inspire category there are ten finalists, each aged 24 or above and with well-established businesses. In the Aspire category there are five finalists that are newcomers to the scene, aged 23 or below. The prizes include £5,000 for the Inspire category winner and £2,500 for two runners up. The winner of the Aspire category will be awarded £3,000. Alongside this there will be a range of business packages and products for all winners and runners up.

The judges this year will be: Caroline Morgan - Elected Director at IPSE; Dawn Whitely - Chief Executive at National Enterprise Network; Jim Cassidy – PR Advisor at Prima Communications and Media Ltd; Kevin McCallum – Director of Business Development at FreeAgent; Rebecca Shipham – 2015 IPSE Freelancer of the Year. Each member of the judging panel has extensive experience of self-employment and will be closely scrutinising all finalists based on criteria such as the strength of their portfolio, their innovation and creativity and their future plans. The awards themselves will be presented at a prestigious event on National Freelancers Day November 12, with over 120 guests expected to attend.

For more information on the IPSE Freelancer of the Year Awards, visit the official website at www.ipseawards.co.uk

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