Who we are

Here at The Work Crowd we believe that good projects demand good people, and vice-versa. In today's world, project owners should have clear sight of available, brilliant candidates and in doing so, cut out the cold-calls and ambiguity. Equally, professional freelancers shouldn't have to deal with incessant pestering for roles they might well not be suitable for.

Our platform makes connecting the right projects with freelancers a doddle. Our payment gateway takes the stress out of chasing time sheets and over-due payments so that you can make the most of your time and get the work-life balance that is right for you! Read up on industry news, connect and collaborate with like-minded people through fun and informative events. This is how it should be. This is how we want it to be. Sign up today and join the revolution.

The Team

We love meeting like-minded people and are passionate about everyone having a happier working life. Please reach out if you think we can ever help.

Madeleine Weightman – Chief Freelancer and Fixer

Madeleine Weightman – Chief Freelancer and Fixer

Madeleine is Chief Freelancer and fixer at The Work Crowd.

Madeleine made the move to freelancing 4 years ago having sold her share in a boutique recruitment agency working in the tech space, that she had founded and run for the previous 12 years.

She chose to freelance as she was keen to both broaden her industry experience as well as take more control of her work life balance.

In the last 4 years Madeleine has freelanced for a number of business’s from commodity and bullion trading companies to leisure and technology as well as managing a small stud farm she owns in surrey.

Madeleine is a strong advocate that freelancing not only offers individuals a more entrepreneurial and rewarding way of working, but that business’s reap the benefits through bringing in fresh talent, with many freelancers having a real wealth of experience, that in turn promotes innovation and enterprise.

Anneliese Searle – Marketing

Anneliese Searle – Marketing

Anneliese handles all things Marketing here at The Work Crowd, along with daily business support. She moved to London from Australia after completing a double degree in Marketing and Psychology at The University of Adelaide. Whilst at University she undertook two internships, one in the food & beverage industry and the other in the not-for-profit sector. As these were both start-ups she has found herself at home with The Work Crowd community and is passionate about helping SME’s blossom and grow to achieve their business aspirations.



Alice Weightman – Founder and CEO

Alice Weightman – Founder and CEO

The Work Crowd is the brain child of global head-hunter and entrepreneur Alice Weightman.

An expert in finding and placing the best talent in Communications and Marketing, as well as being a proactive campaigner for greater diversity in the industry. Alice founded leading International search consultancy Hanson Search in 2002. Since then, Alice has met with over 3000 individuals across the globe to discuss their career development and business talent needs; the firm now recruits from offices in London, Paris and Dubai.

Fuelled by the frustrations she observed in a rapidly changing industry with businesses seeking to create a more agile workforce and untapped talent looking for work; Alice decided to launch The Work Crowd.

The Work Crowd is an online platform that gives businesses direct access to a global army of talented freelancers whilst offering ’employee style benefits’ by coming together as a crowd and promises to take the industry by storm!

We love freelancing!

77% freelancers are optimistic about business prospects

Research has shown freelancers promote efficiency driven economic performance in companies! If you’re talented and confident enough to sell that talent and take control of how and when you work, you know what to do!

Almost 47% freelancers are the primary income earners

And 77% of freelancers make the same or more than they did before starting freelancing, indicating that it can be a more lucrative career path than traditional jobs!

34% freelancers have more than ten years experience

This fast wealth of experience liberates businesses from the limits of their internal resources base and enables the use of exceptional talent that would otherwise not be economically feasible to hire on employee contracts. 

90% are happier now than they were before going solo

For those scared to take the leap of faith and leave behind their perks and paid vacations, this should be an indication towards the beauty of freelancing.


% of Employers
Plan to increase their use of freelancers


% of Employers
Have not progressed building a workforce that can meet their future business goals


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Freelance talent with The Work Crowd


% Growth
In UK independent professionals

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