Professional voiceover artist & broadcaster, hosts Bristol’s 1st National Freelancers Day
Bristol based voice-over artist and broadcaster Faye Dicker will be hosting a mini-festival celebrated the diversity of solo-preneurs as part of National Freelancers’ Day in June.
Faye, who is the founder of parent-friendly business organisation Freelance Mum, was asked by The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) to host the Bristol event, marking the first ‘day’ of its kind in the country outside of London.
Faye said: “IPSE have been sponsoring Freelance Mum since 2016 and they asked me if I would host National Freelancers’ Day in my home city.
“It’s the first time they’ve held fringe events outside of London so it’s an inaugural event for the city. It’s a really big occasion and celebrates the small but mighty and how much people – who can often feel invisible or hidden – are contributing to their local communities and economy. I’m really honoured IPSE asked Freelance Mum to host this event. It’s brilliant.”
Freelance Mum at The Farm to mark National Freelancers’ Day takes place at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bedminster, Bristol, on Thursday, June 28 from 10am to 3pm. The theme – to tie in with the World Cup – will be around teams and working together.
The morning session, from 10am to noon, sees the signature ‘Netwalk’ taking place through a marketplace of stalls, and a talk by Linda Davies-Carr, owner of bespoke coaching company The Master Fixer, on setting yourself up for success and getting ready to take the next step.
From noon until 1pm, entertainment will come from the newly-formed Business Choir in their first live performance – an organisation set up freelance parent Amy Box.
In-keeping with the World Cup theme, the afternoon session, from 1pm to 3pm, sees a guest panel discuss how to build your dream team. Speakers include media consultant and journalist Fiona Scott, LinkedIn expert and Front of Mind coach Greg Cooper, and entrepreneur and growth coach from Spotless Group Darren Clark. There will be a chance to put your questions to the panel.
National Freelancers’ Day also takes place at King’s Place, central London, where awards will include Freelancer of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. Faye is one of just four individuals shortlisted for the national Ambassador of the Year Title.
Faye said: “It’s important to stress the Bristol event on June 28this open to anyone, not just freelance mums, so if you’re self-employed or freelance then you can come along. And even if you’re not, come along anyway and enjoy all the stalls.
“There will be a market place full of freelancers showcasing their wares, services and products, with everything from craft for children to accountants. It will be a real mix and will be both business to business and business to consumer, so it really has got a wide appeal. “It will have a lovely mini-festival vibe and will be a real celebration, so everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy it.”
Tickets are available for either session or the whole day. To book, and for more information.