Well we all knew it up here, but now it’s official – The north of England is the freelancing capital of the country.
It may surprise some people to find out that London is not leading the way, but Yorkshire and Lancashire with their respective cities are firmly pinned in first place. Personally i do not find this too surprising given the boom in Manchester, thanks to the BBC moving into Media City and the ripple effects that causes. I know many freelancers that have chosen this path for varying reasons – some lifestyle based, others due to the lack of full-time positions available in creative agencies, but whatever the reason I can vouch for Manchester being one of the best places to embark on this path. Don’t believe the story about having a ‘flexible life’ though. That little part is pushing it way too far!
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