National Freelancers Day

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20th June 2024

National Freelancers Day is IPSE’s biggest event of the year – a celebration of all things freelance, and an opportunity for self-employed people across the country to look to the year ahead.

Whether you’re new to self-employment or an experienced freelancer, we have something for everyone.

Freelancing is a journey, not a destination. 

Landing your first paying client, securing a dream project, or achieving a consistent income are all victories worth acknowledging. These milestones mark your progress, boost your confidence, and fuel the fire to keep reaching for your goals. After all, every milestone is a stepping stone to an even brighter freelance future.

This year, IPSE is celebrating 25 years as an organisation. In honour of this milestone and all of yours, we’ll be celebrating NFD ’24 all week. 

Read our recap of National Freelancers Day 2022 here.

The event covers

Building your freelance community & values

Tips on managing your mental health and wellbeing as a self-employed worker

Financial management to help you prepare for your career and future

Inspiring case studies – hear from those who’ve made a success of it, and how they’ve marketed their businesses


This was the first time I had attended the conference and it has left me feeling really fired up about my next steps. It’s refreshing to have spent a day on my business, rather than in it. I have a notebook full of ideas as a result. Thank you.

Happy to have been able to participate in the National Freelancers Day for the first time! So much learning from different experts and opportunities to network and connect with professionals from different industries. Definitely will be there again in 2023!


Member Rate

Price: Free

As an IPSE member your ticket to National Freelancers Day is free, however registration is essential to access the event recordings You will need to add your promotional code when booking your ticket.

Please contact if you are unsure what your promotional code is.

Non-Member Rate

£40 inc VAT

This rate is for non-members. Price includes VAT and booking fees.

For more information, please contact


Your ticket includes

  • Access to all the session recordings 
  • 3 streams of sessions 
  • 15+ sessions delivered by skilled speakers 
  • Keynote speeches 
  • Skills workshops 
  • Networking opportunities with other freelancers in the app


National Freelancers Day 2022 included many sessions, workshops, one to ones, meet ups and much more!


Position yourself as a thought-leader for the freelance community.

Showcase your business in an exclusive branded virtual exhibition space

Choose a brand package to suit your business needs 

Interested in becoming an exhibitor at NFD 2023?

Be part of IPSE’s flagship event National Freelancers Day, the event for the self-employed.

Contact for more information on virtual exhibition spaces.


Headline sponsor

Markel are an award winning insurer of contractors, freelancers, self-employed professionals and micro businesses. They have over 25,000 customers in the UK and their hassle-free website offers instant cover online, including professional indemnity, public liability and more.

IPSE members enjoy a 15% discount on contractor insurance from Markel Direct.

Headline sponsor

CMME is one of the UK’s largest contractor mortgage specialist, dedicated to supporting Britain’s freelancers, contractors and self-employed professionals – ambitious, enterprising people like you who’ve backed themselves to make their own way in life.

We know that being self-employed can make it harder to ‘fit the mould’ when it comes to financial services. That’s why we’ve spent the last 15 years working with banks, lenders and other service providers to make sure independent professionals like you get the mortgages and financial protection they deserve.

Workwell logo

Premium sponsor

Committed to supporting contractors, freelancers, and the self-employed to make the most of the freedom and flexibility of this way of working, we are proud to be trusted by over 15,000 contractors to help manage their finances and support them through their contracting journey.

IPSE Incubator logo

Community & Values stream sponsor

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. This 12-month programme provides you with the knowledge, support and protection you need to get going – knowing you have dedicated helplines and IPSE staff to turn to if you have any questions.

IPSE Incubator logo


With a Wedo money account you can receive payments, send invoices, automate payments and manage your contracts. Sell your services in real time on video and audio calls. Demonstrate your products and services to your clients, share files and manage your groups and alleys. It’s a breeze!

IPSE Incubator logo


Integro Accounting was founded on the word integrity. Clients rate us 5/5 on Google and we pride ourselves on building a completely transparent and personal relationship with our clients. We offer low cost all-inclusive accountancy packages from £100 + VAT pm (save money when signing up through IPSE!) to contractors, freelancers and small businesses. Get your own fully qualified and dedicated accountant. One person with you every step of the way. With award winning bookkeeping software FreeAgent as standard and NO catch up fees when switching, get in touch today.

Interested in becoming a sponsor at NFD 2023?

Be part of IPSE’s flagship event National Freelancers Day, the event for the self-employed.  As a National Freelancers Day sponsor, you will be positioned as a thought leader for the freelance community across the UK – and have full exposure to the NFD audience.

Contact for more information.

See what past attendees had to say

Although I’m now into my 17th year of freelancing, NFD remains a valuable time for me to share some ‘sanity checks’ with fellow freelancers through the various session themes, and also to be encouraged by hearing what IPSE are up to in open debates in continuing to represent and advocate for us with policy makers to reflect our experiences during the pandemic.

The conference was so well organised… I really enjoyed the format and found it easy to access everything.

National Freelancers Day is excellent, it’s hard to do virtual events well but the NFD App makes it incredibly easy to attend NFD despite my personally being with customers on the day – the catchup has allowed me to draw on invaluable insights from industry and still network meaningfully with other attendees. For my business it’s a must-have event and I make a point of having my staff attend every year just on account of how much they and I learn on the day.

The ability to go back and watch after the event – this made a huge difference to me

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the voice of the UK’s self-employed population who make up one in seven people working today. 

We make sure freelancers, interim managers, consultants and contractors are represented to Government. By producing insightful, hard-hitting research and effective policy campaigns, we fight to create a better environment for the self-employed to run their businesses and ultimately, ensure our economy remains one of the most flexible in the world.

Contact us

Event lead – general event enquiries

Kyra Cason

Tel: 020 8897 9970

Programme and speaking opportunities

Faye Dicker

Tel: 020 8897 9970

Sponsorship & exhibition sales

Victoria Rodwell

Tel: 020 8897 9970


Ben Tozer

Tel: 020 8897 9970


Tel: 020 8897 9970