Join this year's National Freelancers Day online

Join this year's National Freelancers Day online - Markel Direct

This year, we’re sponsoring the national event for freelancers and the self-employed, National Freelancers Day, on Thursday 17th June 2021.

Run by our friends at IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed), National Freelancers Day (NFD) is their 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.

Why is National Freelancers Day of value?

As we move towards a post-pandemic world, National Freelancers Day will give freelancers a glimpse of what's coming next for the self-employed – and help you prepare.

How will changes to the economy, business practices and legislation affect the freelance landscape? And how can you make the most of the new opportunities out there?

Whether you’re new to self-employment or a veteran freelancer, National Freelancers Day will have something for you.

What's on offer on the day?

Packed with relevant and exciting interactive sessions, keynote speeches, networking opportunities, one-to-one guidance and more, the day will have three core themes: Finance, Winning Work and Wellbeing.

How will Markel Direct be getting involved in National Freelancers Day?

At the National Freelancers Day event, we'll be offering virtual 1-2-1 insurance guidance sessions for attendees, as well as a talk on 5 Common Contractual Mistakes And How To Avoid Them.

1-2-1 insurance guidance sessions

If you have any questions regarding business insurance, such as what each cover protects against or what type of cover may be most suitable for your business, you can book a 1-2-1 30-minute session with an insurance expert at National Freelancers Day.

An insurance expert at Markel Direct will be running the 1-2-1 sessions, and answering all of your business insurance questions.

5 Common Contractual Mistakes And How To Avoid Them session

Drafting contracts that are watertight when you’re a freelancer working with different clients is essential. If anything unexpected happens, such as a client refusing to pay you for the work you’ve carried out, your contract is there to protect you.

In the session ‘5 Common Contractual Mistakes And How To Avoid Them’, Mark Rankin from the Markel Law Commercial Services team, gives his top tips based on the most common contractual mistakes he encounters when defending business professionals.

Mark has over 10 years’ experience defending claims against professionals of all sizes and advising them on non-contentious issues as well. Mark’s practice has a particular focus on those operating in the technology and media sectors.

How do I register for National Freelancers Day?

For Markel Direct policyholders, who are not a member of IPSE, you can enjoy a 10% discount on your NFD registration - £36 for the day (inc VAT and booking fees).   

Please check your recent emails from us, where you will find a National Freelancers Day email including the exclusive promo code. Please note that the promo code is provided by IPSE and can be suspended at any time.

If you are an IPSE or Freelance Corner member, you can attend the event for free. You will need to add your promotional code when booking your ticket. Get in touch with the IPSE events team on if you are unsure on what your promotional code is.

You can register online now through the National Freelancers Day website.

Please contact if you have any questions.


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