Procurement · 30 November 2017

Self-employed bestowed with discounts on web building services

A strong website can be crucial to small business success
A strong website can be crucial to small business success

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has announced a new partnership with website platform Wix, giving its members access to discounts on web building services.

Britain’s self-employed association has agreed the partnership on the basis that for small businesses, and for the self-employed in particular, building a strong online presence is vital for business success.

The 50 per cent discount on Wix’s annual premium plans will give IPSE members access to thousands of website templates and automatic mobile optimisation.

Wix is one of the world’s largest web building platforms, with over 100m users in 190 countries. Self-employed workers in a wide range of industries, from engineering to photography, already use the platform to help build their business and their online presence.

Global head of community outreach at Wix, Ashley Gallman Williams, said of the partnership: “Our relationship with IPSE allows users to connect with a leader in the self-employed community and for us to extend our services to IPSE members.

“Wix was designed to empower anyone to create an online presence. Engaging with our users offline is also key to our community development.”

Commenting on the benefits the partnership will have for members, IPSE CEO, Chris Bryce, said: “For the self-employed, setting yourself apart from the competition is imperative.

“Having a strong online presence in the shape of a stunning website is one of the best ways of doing this. That’s why our new partnership with Wix, a real leader in their field, is such a significant announcement for our members.”

The IPSE is the representative body for the UK’s self-employed community, including freelancers, contractors, consultants and independent professionals.

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