The PCG have revealed the full line up for the expert panel at this year’s National Freelancers Day, on November 21st. The five strong panel will lead a Question Time style debate as part of the fourth annual NFD celebrations, debating on the subject of ‘The Agile Economy’.
Two of the panel members have already been confirmed; Jane Wood and Alastair Campbell, and the PCG have said that they will be joined by entrepreneur Julie Meyer, businessman Bill Parsons and John Niland of the European Forum of Independent Professionals. The debate will also be chaired by BBC broadcaster Sue Lawley.
The newly announced members gave their views on the rising importance UK’s growing number of freelancers, with Julie Meyer describing them as a key workforce; “It is the SME, the sole trader, the individual capitalist that will drive economic growth. It’s time to hand the baton to the country’s entrepreneurs — and let them run with it.”
John Niland also called freelancers a “vital force for economic recovery”, aided by their passion, devotion and creativity in roles. Bill Parsons added; “Freelancers are a means of managing peaks and troughs in demand and enable businesses to be expedient, agile and flexible. They are key in managing risk in innovation and employment growth.”
The PCG’s John Brazier, spoke of his excitement to hear how these five experts discuss the topic at the National Freelancers Day. He described how the way we work is growing, with freelancing and contracting becoming an increasingly key part of how businesses operate in the UK, and said; “We are delighted to welcome such a diverse mix of experts to the event and I am excited to hear what they have to say about our sector and ‘The Agile Economy’.”
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