The inaugural Fashion as a Force for Good Ball was a huge success thanks to the incredible community of supporters and organisations that champion the work of Smart Works Leeds 💙

It was a total pleasure to welcome our community to celebrate the Smart Works service and the best of Yorkshire fashion. We gave out 9 awards, wrote postcards to be shared with clients ahead of their job interviews, heard from Smart Works CEO Kate Stephens and Client Champions Josepha, Fran, Nicola and Nattylyn. We finished the night with fundraiser fun including a silent auction, raffle and appeal, and lots of dancing.

A massive thank you to:
🏨 Venue: Leeds Marriott Hotel
📸 Photography: Roth Read Photography
🎤 Hosts: Natalie Anderson & Christine Talbot
🍺 Welcome Beer: SALT Beer Factory
🍷 Welcome Prosecco: Barrique Fine Wines
🪩 Table centres: Dream Hire Deco
📇 Printing: Minuteman Press
🎫 Auction: Impulse Decisions
💫 Event support: XSEM

Please join us in saying congratulations to all of our award winners at the inaugural Smart Works Leeds Fashion as a Force for Good Ball 💙

Our awards ceremony was hosted by Smart Works Leeds Ambassador Natalie Anderson and long time Smart Works supporter, award-winning TV presenter Christine Talbot.

The awards recognised individuals and companies who have supported Smart Works Leeds, and celebrated Yorkshire fashion designers, influencers, stylists and retail outlets, all promoting fashion as a force for good throughout their work:

• Force for Good: Retail Team of the Year – John Lewis Personal Styling Team Leeds, award sponsored by Mosodi
• Force for Good: Emerging Designer of the Year – Sarah Thompson, award sponsored by DesignTonic Ltd
• Force for Good: Indie of the Year- Nenya, award sponsored by Rinew Legal
• Force for Good: Influencer of the year- Laura Fawcett, award sponsored by XSEM
• Force for Good: Company of the Year- Burberry award sponsored by Haggerty Jaques
• Force for Good: Event of the Year- Lean In Leeds, award sponsored by Zeal Ltd
• Force for Good: Supporter of the Year- Robyn Atkinson, award sponsored by People Solutions CTA Ltd
• Force for Good: Magic Moment- Client Champions Nicola and Fran, award sponsored by Thrive Law
• Force for Good: Outstanding Contribution- Leeds Building Society