About the awards
We understand freelancers and the self-employed are one of the most important and hard-working groups in the economy. That’s why we run the IPSE Freelancer Awards each year to champion freelancers and recognise innovation and excellence in the self-employed community.
This year’s evening awards ceremony took place on Thursday 6 July at the spectacular Landing Forty Two – the UK’s highest dedicated events space situated on the 42nd floor of ‘The Cheesegrater’, central London.
Freelance writer and editor
Simon Moore is one of the UK’s most consistently published freelance journalists on freelancing, self-employment and contractor issues, such as IR35, the Loan Charge and late payment. He runs the news and features frontpages of both ContractorUK, a web portal for self-employed technologists and FreelanceUK, a website for freelancers in the creative industries. Simon’s articles on freelancing have been referenced and linked to by The Daily Telegraph and the biggest newspaper website in the world, MailOnline. Before setting up his own editorial consultancy Moore News Ltd, whose clients include businesses in his locality of Brighton, a FTSE-listed recruiter, and a division of the Big 4, Simon trained under NCTJ-approved journalism tutors, while working in the newsrooms of leading consumer, local and national media titles.
Director of Membership, IPSE
Vicks is responsible for driving IPSE towards its vision of ‘self-employment being an aspirational and sustainable career option’ for all, as well as ensuring the membership experience is full of value for its diverse community.
She’s had an eclectic career spent helping entrepreneurs and senior leaders grow their businesses. She’s passionate about understanding people’s pain points and providing solutions to help them succeed. With a member first approach she’s grown multiple highly engaged communities as well as developed training programmes such as IPSE’s Incubator to provide people with practical advice they can implement. With IPSE she’s proud to champion the extraordinary levels of talent the self-employed bring to the UK economy.
Founder of ACE Entrepreneurs and The Digital Helpdesk
Nadine Campbell has 20 years of experience in business and marketing and is a multi-award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, business and marketing expert. Nadine has been working Freelance for the last 11 years as a Partner-Level Consultant specialising in business strategy, marketing, partnerships, go-to-market strategy and performance evaluation. In between freelancing, she’s a diversity champion and has founded several companies.
Nadine launched ACE Entrepreneurs in 2020, which now has a network of 5,000+ people, created to support, launch and scale underrepresented businesses and to provide more access to investment. As part of her organisation, she has The Diverse Panel which empowers diversity and inclusion through data. Also, she Co-Founded, Pitch Black Ventures which helps Founders get investment ready and matches them to Angel Investors.
Editor of Freelancer Magazine
Sophie Cross is the editor and publisher of Freelancer Magazine, a quarterly 100-page glossy print business magazine for creative and B2B freelancers.
Sophie launched Freelancer Magazine via a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign which hit 150% of its goal and sold 1000 copies of the magazine before the magazine even existed. It now has a rapidly growing community of B2B and creative freelancers and readers in over 25 countries.
Sophie is a big believer in community, always trying to connect people to one another within the freelance industry, as well as inspiring freelancers to make their own things and scale their businesses.
All award winners receive one-year IPSE Plus membership (worth £350), recognition at a national level and a range of high-profile exposure including:
- Announcement of you and your brand/business as a winner across all IPSE social media channels
- Interview showcased on the IPSE Freelancer Awards website, IPSE website, IPSE social media channels, and IPSE and Freelancer Corner newsletters
- The opportunity to take over one of IPSE’s social media accounts for a day
- Feature in an IPSE press release announcing all the results
- IPSE Freelancer Awards trophy
Also the following, kindly donated by The CV & Interview Advisors:
- Freelancer CV writing service worth £349+VAT for the IPSE Member of the Year Award winner
- Freelancer LinkedIn profile writing service worth £279+VAT for the Lifetime Achievement Award winner
- 6 months access to our career / winning work portal worth £120+VAT for all 2023 winners (Self-Employed Supplier Award not included)
Sponsorship of the IPSE Freelancer Awards allows you to align your brand with a campaign that is recognising and rewarding those going above and beyond in the self-employed community.
Sponsorship packages include unrivalled benefits such as branding across all media and marketing campaign collateral, exclusive branding in your area of sponsorship, tickets to attend the London awards ceremony, the opportunity to present a trophy to your category winner on stage, and many more benefits tailored to your level of support.
To discuss availability and options please contact Tracey Clinton, Head of Partnerships, IPSE.
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