Escapade PR Announces Partnership with Smart Works Reading

Escapade PR is excited to announce that it will partnering with the amazing charity Smart Works, and supporting its Reading branch on a number of its incentives to help women into work, in the Thames Valley area.

Who is Smart Works you ask? They are a UK charity who were named Social Action Charity of the Year in 2017, that not only provide interview training to unemployed women in need but also high quality interview clothes.

With 65% of its clients going on to get the job after receiving a brand new styled interview outfit and one-to-one interview coaching, it’s easy to see just how important their work is! These women had all been referred to Smart Works via organisations such as job centres, care homes, prisons and mental health charities.

Smart Works has over 350 trained volunteers across the UK who dedicate their time to empowering other women to succeed. The high quality clothes are all donated from either individuals or directly from retailers. They currently have services operating in North London, West London, Edinburgh, Greater Manchester, Reading, Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds.

Escapade will be support Smart Works Reading with both fundraising and professional support initiatives.

Rhianon Stevens, Director, at Escapade PR said: “As a female business owner, it was important for us to find a charity that we could support that shared our passion for supporting women into the workplace. In these unprecedented times, it is now more important than ever for businesses who can, to support charitable causes that resonate with their own ethos. We are really pleased to be working with Smart Works Reading, and hope that we can contribute to even more women securing the roles they deserve, and making a positive step forward with their life.”

Smart Works Reading’s Chair, Sarah Burns MBE, added: “We are delighted that Escapade PR has partnered with us. Our service is needed now more than ever and we anticipate increased demand as the economic impact of Covid-19 starts to bite.

“With Escapade PR’s professional expertise we can reach more people through social media and share our transformative, professional and effective service with more women in need of employment support.”

To find out more about Smart Works, head to their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and LinkedIn  

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