Key Supporters

  • Corporate Supporters

    Our corporate supporters provide us with either volunteer teams who donate their highly valuable recruitment experience and professional expertise to deliver some of our interview coaching services. Or support us through donation drives, funding and spreading the word. We are incredibly grateful to the following organisations and all of our other corporate partners: Verizon, Kyocera, Oracle, Grant Thornton, SAP, Cisco, IBM, GSK and Logic Financial Services

    For more information about corporate support please get in touch.

  • Our Smart Works Reading project received £14,500 of funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Find out more here.

  • Thank you to the Berkshire Community Foundation who granted Smart Works Reading £5,000 from their A Life Less Lonely fund.

  • Thank you to The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust which has supported us financially  www.whytheadvertiserisspecial.co.uk

  • JDA Software is our second corporate sponsor for 2016 – we are incredibly grateful for their commitment to helping local women to improve their lives, and those of their families, through succeeding at interview.

  • Accelerator Solutions are supporting Smart Works Reading though delivering volunteer training, networking and donation drives in 2016

  • Michael Page Reading is supporting Smart Works Reading though delivering volunteer training, donation drives and corporate volunteering in 2016.

Retail Support

We are proud to have developed meaningful relationships with inspiring organisations who share our passion for empowering women.

Smart Works Reading retail supporters include Fluidity, My Boudoir, Knomo Bags, Footwear4U, Electric Hair Reading and Winser London.

Their support and belief in our work has meant we have received much needed exceptional clothing and accessory donations we need to dress our clients.

For more information about retail support please get in touch.

  • Winser London Team help raise awareness and partner with us to run fundraising events in their stores

     

    “We are firm supporters of Smart Works and really understand how the right work outfit can increase confidence and make that interview go much more smoothly.”WINSER LONDON

  • My Boudoir donate beautiful quality clothing and their support is vital to us in ensuring we have a strong selection of clothing across all size ranges at Smart Works

  • Fluidity donate beautiful quality clothing and partner with us to run fundraising events.  Their support is vital to us in ensuring we have a strong selection of clothing across all size ranges at Smart Works

  • Hope – Designed to make women look and feel beautifully confident are our latest retailer to support Smart Works Reading by donating beautiful clothing.

    Their support is vital to us in ensuring we have a strong selection of clothing across all size ranges at Smart Works, especially as they provide clothes from size 8 to 20 , all made in Britain , high quality and great styles.

Whether you want to make a one-off donation, or are interested in an ongoing corporate sponsorship programme please get in touch.

Local Women’s Networks

We are delighted to receive the support of a number of Women’s Networks in and around the Thames Valley from providing donations, volunteering, support directly to Smart Works to promoting our cause and connecting us with other people that can help.

For more information about Women’s Networks please get in touch.

Special Thanks

Huge support received from retail supporters and the local community

Fluidity in Henley have supported Smart Works in many ways, mainly through donating surplus stock to us, but also by working with us on fundraising events, fashion shows and local promotions. Having local support makes a huge difference, thank you.

Hobbs Reading employees donated £70 to Smart Works, as well as supporting us with fundraising events. Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards helping another woman to succeed at her job interview.

My Boudoir in Marlow donates surplus stock to us as well as promoting us via their website. Having local support makes a huge difference, and proves the power of having a supportive community. Thank you.

Knomo Bags have donated many of their stunning bags to Smart Works Reading which has made such a huge difference to the women we see. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Footwear4U have donated shoes and shoe accessories such as heal grips which has made such a huge difference to the women we see. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Achievements and Recognition

Safe & Sound: Smart Works Reading is in the process of working towards being awarded the Safe & Sound award. Safe & Sound is a new quality award developed by Reading Voluntary Action that is locally relevant, credible and achievable.

Safe & Sound helps give Reading’s charities the confidence that they have reached a basic level of good governance. Reading Borough Council looks for organisations to have achieved, or be working towards, Safe & Sound or an equivalent award when they are considering funding applications.

We are particularly grateful for the generous support and creative partnerships that our supporters deliver for us.

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Get Involved

If you would like to support Smart Works Reading please contact us for more information.