The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, otherwise known as IPSE, is calling on the self-employed stars of today and tomorrow to tell them why they should be crowned the UK’s best independent professional and win up to £5,000 to put towards their business.
The nationwide competition is open until the 17 March 2017, before an expert panel of judges whittles down the entrants and hand-pick fifteen outstanding finalists. They have two individual categories – the younger category Aspire for those under 23 years old and Inspire for ages 24 and over.
The finalists will then be invited to London to pitch themselves and their business to the panel before returning as guests of honour at The IPSE Awards ceremony in London on 8 June, where the winners will be revealed.
Ten of these finalists will be eligible for the Inspire Award – IPSE’s award for a stand-out self-employed person who truly represents the talent, work ethic and success found in the UK’s self-employed army.
The overall winner of the Inspire Award will receive £5,000 to put towards their business, while the two runners up will both leave £2,500 better off.
The remaining five finalists, under the age of 23, will battle it out to be crowned the overall winner of the Aspire Award – IPSE’s award for a young independent professional showing the promise of one of tomorrow’s self-employed stars. The winner of the Aspire Award will be presented with £3,000 to help their business.
What's more, all fifteen finalists from both categories will receive prizes and vital business support to help them kick-on in business.
So whether you're a designer, a writer, a developer, an architect or an inventor, and believe you are one of the UK’s stars of self-employment, enter The IPSE Freelancer Awards today by completing this online form.