Peer-to-peer business support for creative freelancers from Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
Wick Freelancers brings together small, diverse cohorts of freelance and self-employed creatives on a 3-month journey.
Our peer group approach is a proven model for supporting entrepreneurs and business owners to grow personally and professionally and set up their businesses for future success.
Together, you’ll tackle common challenges, share skills and insight into each other’s businesses, and build long-lasting relationships for support and collaboration.
Creative sector freelancers who want to have a positive impact on the world, and move their freelance business forward with the power of a peer group.
The programme is open to people living or working in Hackney or Tower Hamlets.
Wick Freelancers is designed for freelance and self-employed creatives who are keen to build their network and are open to sharing challenges and opportunities with others.
By completing the programme, you will:
– Make tangible progress on your business goals
– Build a trusted network of peers and local experts to share skills and collaborate with
– Improve your resilience and adaptability
Here’s what a previous participant had to say:
“My experience with the Echo programme has been very useful and empowering. Meeting other creative business leaders and talents to collaborate with, and sharing challenges and ideas is one of the best strategies for personal and business development. The most important factor is also that we have all made new friends!” – Simone, Photographer and founder of Camera Work London
Echo has been delivering business support programmes since 2015, and to date we have supported more than 300 entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses.
Wick Freelancers will be organised and hosted by experienced facilitators from the Echo team.
The programme is funded by the Mayor of London as part of the HWFI Creative Enterprise Zone in partnership with the London Legacy Development Corporation, Hackney Council and Tower Hamlets Council.
We’ve designed our programmes to adapt to your ambition - get tailored advice and guidance from seasoned professionals.
"Echo is great! It's given me the opportunity to meet with interesting, talented people across London. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to grow as an individual and a business."
"The value I got from Echo is trusting your community, understanding that there are so many people out there that can help you, and to ask for help. Meeting other local entrepreneurs on similar journeys made a huge difference for me."
"Echo has provided me with a network of like minded people who have become firm friends. It has accelerated my business in a way I could never have done on my own. I absolutely love it!"
"Echo was instrumental in the early stages of our community project. The network has supported us with the know-how and tools to better serve our community."
"Not only have I found new clients, I've also found a community of folk who have such a diverse skill set; you can find someone here for everything from photography to newsletter design. I've already benefited so much!"
From the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance to Creative Networks, Echo’s programmes present a ready made opportunity to gain insight in and beyond your field.