Boris Johnson: Freelancers are “bright and vital talent”

Nov 19, 2013


By Lyndsey Hall



With National Freelancers Day just days away, Boris Johnson has published a message of support and encouragement to the 1.7 million UK freelancers, who he says are “propelling the growth” of the capital, the city of which he is Mayor. He also calls them the UK’s “bright and vital talent” and states that their “contribution to the lifeblood of our economy is immense”.

The message in full reads:



I wanted to send my very best wishes to freelancers everywhere on National Freelancers Day. Your contribution to the lifeblood of our economy is immense. Taking the plunge on being a freelancer is an immense decision that can in many cases appear daunting. But it is also a choice that’s brave, and ambitious, fulfilling and rewarding. There are now 1.7 million freelancers in Britain, many of you propelling growth in the city I am proud to serve as Mayor. London salutes you, and so do I. You are our bright and vital talent. Whether you freelance, you are an entrepreneur or you run a small business three things you won’t be short of are ability, aptitude and agility. Those triple A’s are the theme of this year’s National Freelancers Day. They are also exactly what any budding freelancer needs to succeed! Good luck, I look forward to your continued success in the years ahead.  

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London  


Knowles Warwick is proud to work with freelancers and contractors on a regular basis, and would encourage anyone who is currently freelancing or considering it to attend the National Freelancers Day event.


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