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Location: Leeds
Date: October 4, 2019

As we build up to launching the Smart Works service in Leeds on November 5, we were delighted to welcome supporters to our first pre-launch event at the Burberry Leeds office on September 19.

Bringing together volunteers, corporate sector supporters and referral partners, it was the perfect opportunity to unite those who are passionate about supporting women in West Yorkshire and are dedicated to helping Smart Works Leeds grow and flourish.

A special thank you to Burberry for their continued support of Smart Works Charity and for speaking so beautifully about our shared mission to harness creativity to bring about positive social change.

Helen Oldham, Chair of Smart Works Leeds said:

“I believe passionately in helping other women to succeed in their careers and so it is with great excitement that we are bringing Smart Works to Leeds. Whilst Leeds and Bradford have one of the youngest and fastest-growing labour markets in the UK, a factor in attracting Channel 4, there is a significant need to support women in this region who find it more challenging to enter the job market. With the support of this brilliant city and the talented people who live here, I am confident we will get off to a flying start here in Leeds.”

Smart Works Leeds will be the eighth centre for the charity, joining North London, West London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Reading, and will support the Smart Works mission of helping more women with the clothes, coaching and the confidence they need to succeed at their job interview.

Due to high demand, Smart Works Leeds will be holding a second pre-launch event at PwC in Leeds on October 4, 3-5pm.

For more information about Smart Works Leeds, please email