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

  • The Big Fashion Sale Update

    A huge thanks to the entire team at The Sunday Times Style magazine for their incredible hard work in putting together another fabulous Big Fashion Sale held at Somerset House on Saturday 29th November. The event was a near sell out with a buzzing atmosphere with lots of people bagging incredible bargains. Also huge thanks to all of the brands involved, to name a few, Hobbs, Bobbi Brown, Whistles, Falke, Jigsaw and Kurt Geiger. Also thank you to the staff at Somerset House for providing such a beautiful setting, Fudge Hair for instant hair makeovers and BB Kakes for delicious cupcakes and our very own Smart Works cake. 

    Thank you to everyone that made this event possible and to everyone who came and shopped. Due to your generosity, over £34,000 has been raised to support our charity. This is an incredible amount and it will make a massive difference to our charity. 


  • Our New CEO

    A thrilled welcome from myself, the Board, and the Smart Works team to Kate Stephens, Smart Works' new CEO. Kate is dynamic, hard working and inspirational. The perfect person to lead Smart Works in our mission to roll out nationwide and help ever more women into employment. Smart Works Edinburgh are already up and running, and with more locations in the pipeline it looks to be an exciting year ahead under Kate's leadership.

    Juliet Hughes-Hallet, Chair of Trustees 

    Kate says:

    “It is an absolute privilege to take up this role. Smart Works is a brilliantly simple and practical concept that works. Over half the women we see go on and get the job. We now want to take the Smart Works service to as many women as we can across the UK. We want to engage inspirational women who might be willing to bring Smart Works to their home city.”

    Kate brings an extensive communications background in the private sector, and also Co-Chairs a leading campaigning charity in the family sector.
    You can follow Kate on twitter and connect via LinkedIn 


    Kate Stephens, CEO

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