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Bygott Biggs hosts Smart Works at Hotel du Vin, Birmingham on 19 April 2018


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Members of Birmingham’s legal community have raised over £400 for Smart Works, Birmingham - a charity that provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need.

Over 40 women, including Partners, Associates, Trainee Solicitors, and HR professionals, attended an exclusive event held at Hotel du Vin by Snow Hill-based legal recruitment specialist Bygott Biggs to raise much needed funds and awareness of their cause.

Ahead of the event, Bygott Biggs worked with the city’s law firms to organise clothing drives, with over 20 boxes collected from the likes of Shoosmiths, Gateley, Eversheds Sutherland, Freeths and Trowers & Hamlins.

Along with the prize draw and a chance to network, the guests heard from Laura Dalby (Regional Development Manager) and Rosemary Ashworth (Director of Operations) of Smart Works about how they are supporting and empowering women by styling them and providing them with interview clothing and training.

There was also a style presentation from Suzy Fawkes of Hobbs (Grand Central store). Prizes were donated by Eversheds Sutherland, Shoosmiths, Gateley, Trowers & Hamlins, Benussi & Co, Bygott Biggs, Hobbs, Bobbi Brown, House of Fraser, The Alchemist, Hotel du Vin, and Naomi Owen of No 5 Chambers.

Kelly Barker, Associate Director at Bygott Biggs commented:

‘This has been an incredible evening for all of us for such a tremendous cause. We were blown away by people's generosity and the firms and women really got behind the evening, the clothing drive and the charity.

‘As responsible corporate citizens, we are very passionate about finding ways to give back to the local community in which we work and to our industry. By raising awareness, funding and stock for the local branch of Smart Works we know we are helping to make a difference. We look forward to the next step in our partnership with Smart Works which will include interview coaching for the women who use this great scheme to help start and further their careers.’

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