Brighton Fuse Freelancer Research: The Results Event

Join our researchers to find out the results of the Brighton Fuse Freelancers Survey.

Our initial Brighton Fuse research showed the first solid evidence of the astounding growth of the Creative, Digital and IT cluster, the importance of creative and design skills to this growth, and the resilience and innovation in the city’s firms. Everyone from Government ministers to the Financial Times to the World Economic Forum sat up and paid attention. But some voices rightfully asked “what about the freelance sector?”

The results showed that Brighton’s firms on average use 7 freelancers each year.  They also employ on average 7 workers. This clearly means that a large part of the wealth generated by the cluster’s companies is thanks to our temporarily contracted friends. And there is a lot we don’t know about this ‘reserve army of labour’.

Earlier this year we carried out further research, this time with the aim of lifting the lid on this category of workers. Asking questions such as:

·         Why do they choose to work this way?

·         How do they cope with uncertainty and risk?

·         Do they contribute to economic growth?

·         How does this type of work affect their wellbeing?

·         Do they need help or support from the government

On Monday 26th January 2015 we will be revealing the results of this research project at a special event. Join us to hear and discuss the findings of this research and the implications it has for freelancers themselves, companies that utilise independent workers, as well as the local economy.

It’s free to attend the event, but please sign up here to secure your place.

When: Monday 26th January 2015, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Where: Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton


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