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Location: Birmingham
Date: August 2, 2021
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In August 2016 Smart Works Birmingham opened its doors to support women from across Birmingham with our interview preparation service for women. With just one member of staff, a handful of trustees and volunteers in place; we began seeing clients almost straight away delivering our dressing and coaching service. Just 6 ladies came through the service that first month and we’ve gone from strength to strength. By the time we got to August 2019, we had two members of staff, an incredible team of 50 fabulous volunteers and trustees and were supporting women from across the West Midlands, seeing a record-breaking month welcoming 84 women preparing for their job interviews.

Whilst the last 12 months have been a challenge, we’ve powered through and supported 294 clients since last summer. A phenomenal achievement and we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful team who worked with us to adapt our service.

We can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

This month we’re celebrating turning 5 by showcasing some of our team, referral partners and the clients we’ve supported. Look out for some behind the scenes posts, our highlights and reflections on our first glorious 5 years.