Events, networking and training

Expand your skills and knowledge and make connections


IPSE holds a diverse range of events every year, both online and offline, to help you expand your skills and knowledge and make connections. IPSE members benefit from free access to all IPSE webinars, however non-members will need to pay a registration fee in order to attend.

Whether you want to learn how to manage your website, improve your visibility, secure your future or optimise your finances, we have something for you throughout your membership.

Plus, we organise regular local member meet-ups where you can meet fellow independent professionals to share the highs and lows of self-employment, gain valuable advice, and even perhaps meet your next client or future collaborator.

See our past and future events >


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Webinar library

Can’t make it to one of our live webinars? IPSE members have on-demand access to our vast library of over 100 past webinars, meaning you can watch them back at a time that suits you best. Our webinars cover everything from advice on setting your rates to the latest policy updates affecting the self-employed, as well as subjects such as:  

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IPSE Awards

The IPSE Freelancer Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s brightest and best freelancers, as well as organisations who do the most to support the self-employed.  

Freelancers and organisations from across the UK are invited to enter themselves into the running for one or more of twelve categories.   

I am so grateful and honoured to have been presented an award by IPSE, as being in the presence of their passion for the self-employed and what they mean for our country, workforce and economy, was humbling and tangible. I look forward to future long-term membership and to see the amazing service IPSE continues to provide, thank you for letting me be a part of it. - Emma-Jane Lovell, Wellbeing Award 2023

I was delighted to win an IPSE Freelancer Award as without colleagues and a team around you it is sometimes hard to gauge success or personal development. I was proud to have my work acknowledged alongside so many talented people and the.awards ceremony itself was a fantastic networking opportunity and the chance to meet inspiring freelancers in many different industries. - Alex Outhwaite, Social Influencer Award 2023

Winning the IPSE Member of the Year Award means a huge amount as it is recognition for the person I am and the values that are important to me. Connection and support from people who understand the journey we are on is so important. That I am the first to win this award is also very special. When we go about our day to day lives, we forget that we can have a positive impact without realising it. This award is a wonderful reminder of that for me. And when I’m feeling a bit flat, I can say “I’m an award winner”!! - Kim Huggins, IPSE Member of the Year 2023

Learn more about the IPSE Freelancer Awards >


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Join a community that supports you on your self-employed journey

From starting up your business to winding it down, IPSE's range of member benefits provide expert guidance, vital protection, and real connections, so that you're never in doubt.

While you focus on what you do best, we'll take care of the rest.

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Also check out

IPSE Member Directory

The IPSE Member Directory can help you find new clients, collaborate with other professionals, and stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends.

1-2-1 Success Sessions

Our experienced members are here to lend an ear. Book a 20 minute chat with an expert to discuss anything from finding work to data protection.

IPSE Incubator

IPSE’s Incubator is for anyone within the early stages of their self-employed career or for those seriously considering self-employment as their next move.

Our memberships

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With an IPSE Community membership, you'll gain access to vital benefits that help you simplify self-employment and grow your network.

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IPSE Umbrella members have access to vital protections to help them minimise risk and protect their income whilst working via an umbrella company.

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IPSE Freelancer membership is the ultimate toolkit for freelancers to minimise risk, protect their income, and access expert resources.

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IPSE's full suite of benefits for limited company directors, featuring vital protection and access to expert resources.

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