Architecture student shortlisted for Freelancer of the Year Award
Jake was chosen for his online art gallery, the Nameless Gallery, which allows unknown artists to raise their profile by charging a flat fee to display their work, rather than charging commission. Since launching the site in 2014, Jake has acquired clients on every continent except Antarctica.
The IPSE Awards recognise excellence in freelancing, and applicants are judged on the strength of their portfolio and their passion and commitment to freelancing.
IPSE created the awards to recognise the brightest and best freelancers in the UK, and will present the award winner with £3,000 for their business and a wealth of support packages.
On being chosen as a finalist, Jake said: “It feels brilliant to be chosen as a finalist for the freelancer awards and to know that my work has been recognised at a national level. The awards have encouraged me to grow my business further and hopefully they’ll also encourage other young people to take up freelancing as well.”
The winners will be announced at a prestigious dinner in central London coinciding with National Freelancers’ Day on Thursday 12 November. The dinner will be attended by influential business leaders and other key figures in the world of self-employment.
Chris Bryce, IPSE CEO, added: “Every year we see a huge number of high-quality pitches – and this one was no exception. We were particularly impressed with the business acumen that many applicants have shown.”