The coffee is brewed and we’re ready to go. We’ll be celebrating the small and the brave of MediaCityUK at the Piazza all day today.

If you work at MediaCityUK, or nearby, and you’re a freelancer, contractor or part of a small business, we want to meet you. We have a cup of coffee or tea waiting for you too, so make your way over.

In addition to that, local illustrator Ben Lamb is on hand to make you part of a grand scale portrait of MediaCityUK’s small business and freelancer community.

We’re also collecting stories from other small businesses, so if you’re not local to MediaCityUK, or you can’t make it, you can still follow the action live on Twitter @HiscoxUK.

So, grab a coffee, get snapped, join the portrait.