Business community boosts work charity

Thousands raised at lunch in aid of Smart Works Birmingham 

More than £5,000 was raised at a lunch for Smart Works Birmingham, the charity that provides high-quality work clothes and interview training to help women in need back into work. The lunch was attended by 130 people from across the West Midlands business community who heard guest speaker Isabel Spearman, brand and image consultant and former special adviser to Samantha Cameron, who is also an ambassador for the charity. She was in conversation with the charity’s Birmingham chairwoman and trustee, Philippa Pickavance.


1 Ruth Paulin, Julia Regis, Jilly Cosgrove, Philippa Pickavance, Caroline Wilkie, Victoria Camfield

2 Caroline Penn Smith, Lucy Hanslell

3 Michele Clifton

4 Michelle Elleman, Alison Hill

5 Rhian Banks, Elizabeth Evans

6 Alison Montieth

7 Joanne Penn-Crossland, Isabel Spearman, Laura Dalby, Caroline Wilkie, Philippa Pickavance

8 Tina Cannon, Fiona Mellor, Olivia Morris, Abi Linford, Sara Garratt