Smart Works announce Royal Patron


Smart Works is honoured to announce that HRH The Duchess of Sussex is our Royal Patron. The Duchess’s decision to support Smart Works reflects her passion in supporting women, and her commitment will help women in need across the UK and they opened a new office Birmingham in July last year.

Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need. We harness the power of clothes to enable a woman to feel her best at a crucial moment in her life, giving her the confidence and self-belief required to succeed at interview and transform her life.

Juliet Hughes-Hallett, Chair and Founder of Smart Works, said: “We are thrilled to announce that The Duchess of Sussex will become the Royal Patron of Smart Works. An acknowledged champion of women and their rights worldwide, The Duchess will motivate ever more women to come to our centres and get the job that will transform their lives. The Duchess’s patronage will inspire the women we serve and help them reach for the stars.”

“We have been honoured to welcome The Duchess to our West London centre and see her engage with our clients and volunteers. Her empathy and insight were obvious. The Duchess is a natural coach and our clients were inspired and helped by her.”

Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works, said, “We are delighted to announce that HRH The Duchess of Sussex is our Royal Patron. At Smart Works, we are passionate about helping women be the best that they can be. It is the Smart Works vision that one day we will have enough centres nationwide to reach every woman who needs us. The support of The Duchess of Sussex will help us enormously in achieving this goal.”