West Midlands Lord Mayor visits Suited for Success




Fantastic to host a visit from the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street at Suited for Success on 9th September. During the visit Andy met our Chief Exec Patricia White and Chair of Trustees Susan Davies, staff team and amazing volunteers. He also saw our work in action first hand, from face-to-face and virtual interview coaching sessions to clients being dressed and styled for job interviews.


Mr Street also got the opportunity to speak to clients about their challenges to regain employment after the covid pandemic and met a candidate signed up to our Stand Out employment project we are running as a delivery partner for the West Midlands Combined Authority Job and Skills Academy. It was a great morning!

Supporting unemployed young people to stand out


The ‘Stand Out’ Project is a National Lottery funded programme starting in the Summer 2021 to December 2022, aimed at providing unique training, volunteering and employment opportunities for young people aged 18 - 30 across the West Midlands, utilising the backdrop of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games will create thousands of volunteering and job opportunities. The Stand Out project will provides wrap-around support for young people prior, during and post the Commonwealth Games.

Suited for Success is signing up unemployed young people aged between 18-30 year olds for our Stand Out employment project.

We are specifically looking to support young people living in the following Birmingham areas:

  • Ladywood

  • North Edgbaston

  • Soho & Jewellery Quarter

  • Holyhead

  • Handsworth

  • Lozells

  • Newtown

  • Nechells

Read more about our Stand Out employment programme

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