Articles, Blogs, Papers

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As we have developed Facework we have wanted to reflect on our learnings, share our insight and stimulate further thinking. 

On this page you can access papers we have submitted to conferences, academic journals, blogs and articles written about Facework. 

For press inquiries contact or ring +44 (0) 771 245 1859

Students as Agents of Change 

Stephen wrote this paper and presented it at the Asia Pacific Career Development Association conference in Delhi, India March 2020. You can access the presentation made here.

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Published Articles

Stephen has written a number of posts for Huffington Post and The Guardian Newspaper on the work of Facework including;

Giving young people a clear line of sight to work (Hufffington Post)

Conversations into employment (Huffington Post) 

Young people need Guidance (The Guardian)

Lady Gaga can teach us about Bulllying (The Guardian)

Other Articles featuring Facework

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With backing from social tech investor Nominet Trust, employability education charity Worktree and the Inclusion Trust, for over two years Carrick-Davies ran intense sessions in five pupil referral units (PRUs) across the UK and co-designed a model to help excluded young people face work. The focus was on just five core STEPS to work (see Facework STEPS, below) – the ‘soft skills’ and attitudes which employers say they want from staff.

“If it’s true that employers recruit for qualities and train for skill, then helping those young people who, for various complex reasons have been told they don’t matter or who feel rubbish, has to be a priority, because everyone has enormous potential,” Carrick-Davies explains.

In 2016 The Recruiter magazine wrote a double page article in their magazine called 'Shine like a diamond' (behind subscription).

Articles on Community Workspaces

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In 2020 Facework was a guest columnist for the AndCards App community - a specialist international network using technology to better manage and grow community workspaces. See

Work at the Crossroads: Mind-changing Story of Hatcham House Project

Expanding Coworking Business at a Time of COVID-19

See also The Daily Telegraph article on

Workspaces mentioning Hatcham House


You can contact Stephen for any press inquiries at or ring +44 (0) 7712451859