On 7th September a group of 13 unemployed men and women from Birmingham supported by YMCA Wolverhampton spent the day at Suited for Success preparing to get into work. We were also joined by a team of 5 staff from Sanctuary Housing volunteering with us for the day. The day started with a theory workshop led by the YMCA employment team exploring the barriers to employment. The men and women, many of whom are in temporary accommodation and have experienced some life challenges,
On Saturday 16th September our team had a VERY busy day out in the Ladywood Community today piloting a community clothes sale selling the more casual great quality clothes we sometimes get donated to Suited for Success (i.e jeans, t-shirts, jumpers). Everything was sold for just '£1' or less and all the money raised will go back into Suited for Success to help purchase new interview shoes for men, also haircuts and grooming and more...
The day was also an opportunity to pr
Suited for Success began life in 2015 as ‘Project 14’, a CSR initiative brainstormed and launched by Gowling WLG and other professional services firms located in the West Midlands. Gowling WLG convened the programme with the help of David Richardson, regional MD of Lloyds Banking Group and Nick Venning, then marketing director at PwC, by writing to CEO’s and senior/managing partners of professional services firms in Birmingham and inviting them to nominate some of their junio