Julia is a podcaster, network builder and campaigner with a passion for the rights of all independent workers.  Like many people, the pandemic made Julia re-evaluate her purpose, and she founded IWORK to support and champion the UK’s army of temps, agency workers, gig economy workers, contractors and the self-employed.

Before setting up IWORK Julia single-handedly grew FCSA, a compliance standard for accountants and umbrellas, from an unheard-of niche organisation to becoming ubiquitous within the recruitment supply chain.  Here she led unprecedented growth, successfully raising the profile of FCSA and it’s influence within the government, recruitment sector and employers.

In recent years, Julia became increasingly frustrated that the people most affected by tax and employment legislation are those with the least control in their own status.  In July 2020, Julia left FCSA in a position of strength as she launched IWORK and her mission to empower all independent workers so they get the fair deal they deserve.

Supporting independent workers

Julia is a well known authority in the contracting sector, often appearing as an expert panellist on TV and radio programmes, and has many articles published in national and trade press.  She has an in-depth understanding of the many complex issues affecting independent workers, which coupled with her belief in justice and equality make her a force to be reckoned with!  Julia’s common sense approach, balance and fairness mean that she is often called on to contribute to government policy development, including as an expert witness at various House of Lords inquiries over the years.

Career background

Julia is an accomplished business leader having landed her first CEO role aged just 31. She has experienced many ups and downs in her career including: the shock of starting a CEO role at an organisation with no financial viability; a dream job that was actually anything but; and transforming a business from obscurity to ubiquity. Advocacy and fighting for the underdog have been common themes throughout Julia’s career and she is passionate about ensuring fairness for everyone.

 

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