Celebrating National Freelancers Day in Scotland

If you didn’t already know, National Freelancers Day is fast approaching and we’re getting very excited about it here at FreeAgent Towers.

It’s one of the biggest annual events in the freelance calendar and is designed to celebrate the work of independent professionals across the country. Run by IPSE (the association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed), it’s a great chance for self-employed people across the UK to come together to talk about their experiences of freelancing and suggest ways to make the industry better.

It’s also an initiative we’ve celebrated in recent years here in Edinburgh, although never in an official capacity - as there’s not really been an official Scottish NFD event.

We’ll that’s all about to change. This year, for the first time, National Freelancers Day is expanding from its London roots and we are the main sponsor for its first-ever set-up in Scotland.

We’ll be co-hosting the official Scottish National Freelancers’ Day event up here in Edinburgh on November 19th in the spacious surroundings of the DWF Offices in Fountainbridge. We’ll have a video link to the flagship NFD session in London during the evening, which means attendees in Edinburgh will be able to watch the discussion between journalist Declan Curry, Toby Perkins MP, Nick Boles MP, radio presenter Nick Ferrari, and business expert Emma Jones.

The discussion will focus on how to secure the UK’s future as the world’s most advanced innovation-driven economy, as well as taking a look at various issues that independent professionals face, including the problem of late payment and how to best support the growing number of women and young people going into freelancing. Edinburgh attendees will also be able to pose questions live to the panel in London through the video link.

Our CEO Ed will also be on-hand to offer his own insights about the freelance sector. And if that’s not enough, there’ll also be a special announcement about the winner of IPSE’s 15-for-15 competition during the night. After a lengthy search for the best freelancers in the UK, 15 people have been shortlisted for this prize; which we’re not only sponsoring but our business development director Kevin is also helping to judge (although he won’t give us any of the inside scoop, so we’re very excited to find out who has won!).

We’re really looking forward to hosting NFD here in Scotland and we hope that it’ll be a great chance for Scottish freelancers to come and share an evening with other awesome self-employed people and talk business. So if it sounds like something you’re interested in, why not sign up and join us in Edinburgh next month? http://www.nationalfreelancersday.com/booknow/nfd-edinburgh

For more information about the panel discussion and the flagship event in London, visit the official NFD website - http://www.nationalfreelancersday.com/the-event

In addition to Edinburgh and London, there will also be a further NFD event in Manchester. Full booking details for all three events can be found here: http://www.nationalfreelancersday.com/venues

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