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2019 Freelancer of the Year finalists announced

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is delighted to announce the 18 freelancers and ambassadors shortlisted for the Freelancer of the Year Awards 2019. The shortlisted candidates are from all over the UK and are highly diverse. They include an astronomy expert, a florist, an international development expert and even a sex writer.

The Awards, now in their sixth year, recognise and celebrate the innovation and excellence of freelancers across the UK. Applicants are judged on a range of criteria including the strength of their portfolio, their passion and commitment to freelancing, business acumen, creativity and the distinctiveness of their work.

Chris Bryce, IPSE CEO, commented: “Freelancing has grown massively over the last 10 years and the self-employed now add £275bn to the economy every year. These awards recognise the independent professionals who lead their fields, adding creativity, innovation, diversity and entrepreneurial energy to our society and economy.

“I’ve been blown away by the quality of our 18 finalists. We received a large number of strong applications from freelancers all around the UK, and the tough choices we had to make to reach these finalists reflect just how high standards were.”

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