Business Advice Services & Support in Hertfordshire

Bridging the gap between employers and local skills to connect the right people at the right time

With the support and advice from Skillmakers, I have recruited someone fantastic and ideal for the job! Clare - HR Manager, Construction
We fully support the work of Skillmakers in helping local businesses thrive. Watford Borough Council
Helping your business

How Skillmakers can help you and your business

Skillmakers has been designed to allow businesses in Watford and South West Hertfordshire to access the information, guidance and resources needed to improve their business through skills, training and corporate social responsibility.

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Tap in to our resources

We’ve put together a growing number of materials offering additional information to help you with skills, training and CSR issues.

Need to know more information?

We have information across many topics, but you might not always find what your looking for. Get in contact and we will provide you with information and advice.

Alternatively, found what your looking for but still have some questions? We are happy to help. Below are our contact details, or fill out our advice form and someone will be in touch.

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Visit us at a Skillmakers event



Cybercrime – staying one step ahead. In partnership with NatWest bank

Friday 2nd
Join Skillmakers and NatWest Bank for a professional briefing on cybercrime. Led by cybercrime experts Cribbs Security and Metropolitan Networks. Together we can make Hertfordshire a safer place to live and work. Breakfast refreshments on arrival.

The Apprenticeship revolution - A Skillmakers Breakfast briefing running as part of Dacorum Business Week

Thursday 8th
The most significant shake up in apprenticeships in a generation is here but what’s in it for my business?

Watford Expo 2017

Thursday 29th
Watford Expo is a fantastic opportunity to meet hundreds of business owners from across Watford and Hertfordshire, make new contacts and do plenty of business and it's free to attend (if you pre-register)

Want to become a Partner?

We are always looking for partners and investors to help support and develop the work of Skillmakers.
There are many benefits in partnering with Skillmakers.
Here are just a few:

  • Puts you in front of local businesses 
  • Demonstrates your commitment to supporting the local community and economy
  • Hosting opportunities for Skillmakers events
  • Sharing best practice
  • Helping in developing corporate social responsibilities
  • Extensive promotion of your skills stories via social media and website
  • Link to your website

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News and Views

Keep up to date with everything that Skillmakers like to talk, chat and shout about!

The Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company

Brokering more effective relationships between employers and schools/colleges to enable young people to make informed career choices and develop work-ready skills

Our Founding Partners

Allow us to introduce our partners and investors that are helping to support and develop the work of Skillmakers.

Watford Borough Council
West Herts College
Oaklands College
Hertfordshire Learning Enterprise Partnership
The Grove