Where We Are

Smart Works
London

Our first location and our HQ

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Edinburgh

Our first Smart Works outside London

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Smart Works
Reading

Launched in Reading, Berkshire in 2015

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Greater Manchester

Launched in 2015 to bring Smart Works to the North West

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Birmingham

Launched in the West Midlands in 2016

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Leeds / Sheffield

A Smart Works target area

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Newcastle

A Smart Works target area

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Bristol

A Smart Works target area

Target Locations

The Smart Works service is currently run in six locations across the UK: North London, West London, Edinburgh, Greater Manchester, Reading and Birmingham.  More are on the way.

Smart Works started in North London, which is still our HQ and our busiest location.  We opened a second centre in London in November 2013. We then set up the Smart Works model so that we could work in partnership with people on the ground in different cities around the UK.

Smart Works Edinburgh opened in 2014, Manchester and Reading in 2015 and Birmingham in 2016.  Each centre works with clients, volunteers and supporters in their own region to bring the Smart Works service to life.  All of us are united by a shared mission, a desire to collaborate and share best practice and a commitment to bringing the very best quality service to every client we see.

In our last financial year, at every location where a Smart Works operates, over one in two of the women we were able to contact went on to succeed at her job interview.

Open a Smart Works

If you would like to open a Smart Works in your local area please contact our Head of Regional Development or find more information here

Partnership outside the UK

Outside of the UK, Smart Works looks to operate in partnership with other organisations who share our vision of helping more women succeed at their job interview, and move on with their lives.

We are proud to announce that our first partnership is with Fundacion Quiero Trabajo, based in Barcelona, Spain.  This dynamic and inspirational team are working hard to bring the Smart Works model of dressing and interview preparation to women who will benefit from the help and support it can bring.

Quiero Trabajo has acquired premised recruited volunteers and secured beautiful stock for the dressing room.  They hope to welcome their first clients later in 2016.

“I have long understood the importance that clothes and confidence can have on a woman’s ability to believe in herself and succeed.  My Board members and I were excited to learn of Smart Works, and explore the possibility of bringing the same model to Spain.  Working together with the Board at Smart Works in the UK, we hope to be able to share our learnings and grow together as we help more women succeed at their job interview.”

Patricia Estany, President, Quiero Trajedo