Demand for Freelancing has never been this high. The market in the gig economy is unsurprisingly increasing quickly. In the United Kingdom, there’s over 2 million freelancers, working on various projects every day. They contribute £119Billion to the UK economy. Brighton is among the best and most popular cities for freelance lifestyle.  Brighton and Hove provides more independence for freelancers with the highest number of startups per capita (5,105) after London. This gives freelancers more companies to choose from, more variety of work, and more opportunities to express themselves and search for their passion. If you would like to begin your freelancing career, it is great to be around other people doing similar things, and a trip to Brighton could be the boost that your work needs.

So, what is it like to work as a freelancer in Brighton?

  • The culture in Brighton is vibrant, youthful, energetic and engaging, this cafe culture, and outdoor living means that there are more coffee shops, cafes and bars, where people can meet to collaborate. 
  • If you are a beach lover or wanting to breathe in the ocean air, and take in some Vitamin Sea, then you could go to Loading Brigthton, a bar for freelancers who love to release stress on arcades. Brighton’s long curved bay is a top destination where you can watch the sunset while doing work. 

The COVID-19 outbreak presents an unprecedented challenge and a major shock to Brighton’s economy and communities. With that, places in the city had to enforce social distancing guidelines to enable them to remain open and business models have shifted to the new normal. Previous research indicates that just over 30% of jobs in Brighton and Hove are in sectors likely to be unaffected. However, we cannot neglect the fact that COVID-19 left a huge impact not just on Brighton but everywhere across the world.