Smart Works Reading chosen as Holy Brook Associates charity of the year

Smart Works Reading is excited to announce that it has been selected as Holy Brook Associates charity of the year.

Holy Brook Associates is an accountancy firm and training consultancy that specialises in the SME and charity sectors. The company is Reading-based but works across the Thames Valley, London and further afield. Their team of skilled professionals aim to work in an ethical way and consistently give back to the community.

Supporting women in need into employment

Smart Works Reading tackles a root cause of poverty by supporting women in need into employment. Our simple and effective free service gives clients with a confirmed job interview a tailored coaching session and a high-quality interview outfit, which is theirs to keep. We work individually with every client to help them recognise their key strengths, feel confident, succeed at their interview and ultimately gain economic independence.

Remote interview coaching available during lockdown

During lockdown, Smart Works Reading is delivering the service through video link or on the phone, with specially selected interview outfits being posted to clients.

Holy Brook Associates is already helping Smart Works Reading with training and advice on implementing a new accounts package. The firm has also offered to support with raising awareness, pro bono work based on a needs-based consultation and with donations and fundraising.

Partnerships like this needed “now more than ever”

Smart Works Reading Chair Sarah Burns MBE says: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Holy Brook Associates charity of the year. Now more than ever, it’s important for businesses and charities to come together to help people in need.

“We are both successful, community-focused organisations offering services that help individuals and businesses to thrive and grow and we are very much looking forward to this exciting new collaboration.”

Holy Brook Associates Founder Rachel Eden says: “Our team is really excited by the idea of helping Smart Works with their mission to help women into employment. We felt that now more than ever it’s going to be vital to help people get jobs and this is a charity we believe we can make a real difference to by sharing our professional expertise as well as raising much needed funds.”

If you are a woman in the Thames Valley with a confirmed job interview, please contact Smart Works Reading for support to help you get the job – 01189 594245, [email protected]