How to be a Freelance Hero: The value of your network and skillset

Annie Browne, owner of established virtual assistant business Hello My PA and co-founder of Freelance Heroes, knows a thing or two about community. Starting her business from the kitchen table in 2015, Annie now runs Hello My PA along with a member of staff from an office in South Wales. The growth of Hello My PA and Freelance Heroes, which now has 5,500 members across the UK, is testament to the value of communities and networks in business.

In this workshop, Annie will talk about why communities are an integral part of growing your freelance business, showcasing some examples of genuine support and helping you to discover the best communities to help you in the growth of your freelance career.


Dean Powell runs his own PR consultancy and is also an author, broadcaster, raconteur, compere and MC, historian and accomplished singer. He is also leading the transformation of the Guildhall in Llantrisant and is looking forward to its grand opening as a tourist attraction in Summer 2019. Dean will share his story of how he has gone from a highly successful career in journalism to a busy and fulfilling self-employed life where he embraces all of his talents and passions – a true ‘portfolio career’. Dean is also a Big Ideas Wales role model, regularly presenting to audiences across Wales to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub One Central Square Cardiff CF10 1FS
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