Last week it was National Freelancers Day in the UK. I went along to a lecture organised by the PCG, who represent the voice of freelancing here, entitled ‘Let’s Talk Freelancing’.
One of the speakers was Professor Andrew Burke from Cranfield School of Management who is currently researching into the key contribution freelancers make to British business innovation and how this contribution affects the UK’s attractiveness as a base for this kind of activity.
The Sunday Telegraph reported his talk last weekend and here is a summary of that article.
Professor Burke argued that, with governments and consumers both cutting their spending in the developed world, the need for companies to invest and generate growth will only increase.
“All hope is being placed on an entrepreneurial Britain gaining new international market share through innovation,” he said. “So, if Britain is to succeed, it needs a sufficient supply of innovative businesses.”