Meet the Team

Louise Thurston

Louise Thurston

Skillmakers

My hands-on knowledge of skills includes programme development across all key aspects of training. From short courses to apprenticeships. From entry level to leadership and senior management. 

Networking is central to Skillmakers. It’s how we shape and develop our service, which centres on providing practical help and support. Both online and via our team of advisers. 

I am a member of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors and active across many public and private sector forums.

Francesca Bonn

Francesca Bonn

Skillmakers

Developing partnerships with local employers is central to what I do at Skillmakers.

Together, we can create dynamic student work experiences that inspire the next generation and fit the busy lives of participating employers.

It all starts with a conversation with a likeminded business. Which is why I also lead on the Skillmakers calendar of networking events.

I am a Board Member of Watford Business Improvement District and active in many local causes. 

John McMahon

John McMahon

Together Training

Together Training sponsors Skillmakers because when it comes to training and development, we believe employers of all sizes should be able to maximise their return on investment.

The drive of smaller businesses brings so much to our economy. It’s also a sector that accounts for some 90 percent of employers.

Skillmakers is our contribution to this significant band of businesses. 

Through our sponsorship, we can offer free-to-use services to SMEs throughout South West Hertfordshire.