Alok Sharma Visits Smart Works Reading

ALOK SHARMA, MP FOR READING WEST AND MINISTER OF STATE FOR EMPLOYMENT, VISITS OUR READING OFFICE

This August we were delighted to welcome Alok Sharma, MP, to our office in Reading! It is so wonderful for Smart Works to have the support of such an influential figure who is also dedicated to the cause of increasing employment in the UK. During his visit he was impressed with the service we provide and the impact we have in the community. He spoke with our wonderful volunteers, staff and a client, who was in for her second dressing after getting the job!

Alok has kindly posted a glowing review of his visit on his website (full article here), and said:

It was fantastic to visit Smart Works and understand the great work the team does in supporting women on the journey to moving into the work force. I had an opportunity to meet both the brilliant staff and volunteers at Smart Works, as well as one of their clients who had just moved into employment. Smart Works has an wonderful team doing inspirational work in supporting female job seekers. I really wish them well and, in my role as Minister of State for Employment, am keen to encourage even closer working with local job centres.

Thanks for visiting us Alok; you’re welcome back any time!