IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, have opened their third Freelancer Awards and freelancers have until 8th April to enter!

The purpose of the competition is to find the most exciting, ambitious and enterprising self-employed people in Britain. There are two categories available for you to enter; the younger Aspire category and the older Inspire category. If you win Freelancer of the Year in either of these categories then not only will you be crowned as one of the UK’s brightest and best independent professionals, you will also win up to £5000 to help your business reach its potential!

The awards will take place in June, and if you’re shortlisted as one of the fifteen finalists then you will be invited to an evening at The IPSE Freelancer of the Year Awards ceremony in London to celebrate!

The Inspire winner will win £5000 to go towards their business as well as a range of other business prizes, and the Aspire winner will also win a range of business prizes and £3000 to go towards their business! The 2 runners-up in the Inspire category will also win £2500 to go towards their business!

These amazing prices could really help your business go far, so if you’re ambitious and enterprising, what are you waiting for? Enter the IPSE Awards now!

Last year’s Aspire and Inspire awards winners, Paul Allington and Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, were both ecstatic to win, and encourage others to freelance:

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Last year’s winners, Paul Allington and Kelly Gilmour-Grassam
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“It’s a huge honour and a privilege to receive recognition by the freelance industry for the work I do. These awards support and encourage freelancers to grow and move forwards, so I feel very proud to have won from such a talented bunch of finalists. The awards are a fantastic opportunity to give driven individuals recognition, and IPSE are helping to raise much-needed awareness and support for the self-employed.” – Kelly Gilmour-Grassam

“I love freelancing and the freedom it brings. The freedom to decide which direction to go in next and when, and if, to change that direction. Self-employment has been part of my life for many years, so it’s amazing to get recognition on a national level. I hope this will encourage anyone who’s considering taking up freelancing to do exactly that.” – Paul Allington

These winners clearly love freelancing, and if you love freelancing too, why not tell us why you do?

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