Welcome to Smart Works

Welcome to Smart Works.  We provide high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low incomes. Smart Works helps them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life.  

This year we will dress more than 2,000 women in a complete outfit of stylish, high quality clothes donated by retailers and professionals.  A visit to Smart Works can change the course of a woman's life.

The new Smart Works DVD is now available to view on this page.  Listen to the moving stories of some of our amazing clients.

Latest News

  • Bobbi Brown hosts the Smart Works Network June 2015

    With an ethos that echoes so beautifully with Smart Works’ values, Bobbi Brown is all about confidence, empowerment and feeling #PrettyPowerful.

    Our Smart Works Network, made up of a group of former Smart Works clients, gets together once a month for workshops and talks. The aim is to network and further professional and personal development.

    In June, the Smart Works Network was lucky enough to be treated to a Bobbi Brown Make-up Masterclass. The incredible Bobbi Brown make-up team showed a natural workwear make-up look on a model as well as giving advice and doing individual mini-makeovers for each woman that attended.

    Not only have the Bobbi Brown team been kind enough to treat network attendees and volunteers to makeovers, they have also had some of their amazing artists coming in to our offices to makeover clients before their interviews.

    As if that weren’t enough, Bobbi Brown staff have championed Smart Works’ mission so much they have even been busy in their home kitchens preparing a range of salads and cakes for lunch and bake sales held at the Bobbi Brown HQ all in aid of Smart Works.

    We are extremely grateful to have such an engaging and rewarding partnership with such an extraordinary company, thank you to everyone at Bobbi Brown. Your support makes all the difference to Smart Works and the women we empower.

    Bobbi Brown Make-Up Masterclass
  • Welcome to our new Trustees

    We are pleased to announce that two new Trustees have joined the Smart Works Board in 2015. Rebecca Eastmond is Head of Philanthropy at JP Morgan Private Bank, and prior to that the founding CEO of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.  Tiffanie Darke is the Commercial Content Director at News UK and formerly editor in chief of the Sunday Times Style magazine.  

    Chair of the Board, Juliet Hughes Hallett said:

    “We are excited to announce that Tiffanie Darke and Rebecca Eastmond have joined the Smart Works board.  Both extremely well known in their own fields, they bring with them experience of the charity, corporate, fashion and retail sectors, and above all a passion for this charity.   Their knowledge and insight will be invaluable as we build on our London base and take Smart Works to ever more cities round the UK.

    I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Sherri Snelson, who is standing down as a Board Member and Company Secretary after nine years. She has given an enormous amount to our charity and we wish her every success in the future, especially with her two new bundles of joy.”

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