• Skills and Training
  • Digital Skills

Welcome To Skillslocal

Tracy established skillslocal over 5 years ago. It provides a range a of services which includes:

  • health and wellbeing services
  • business development
  • coaching
  • partnership development.

Tracy’s passion is supporting individuals, teams and organisation’s to be the best they can be.  Skillslocal’s mission is to support our clients to be the best they can be.

Our values support our vision which is to ensure all of our interventions are memorable, whilst delivering value for money and agreed results.

  • Engaging – we strive to ensure our support is fun, entertaining and relevant to your needs
  • Inspiring – we want to inspire everyone we work with to achieve their goals
  • Tenacious – we will do what whatever we can (ethically) to support you to reach your goals.

Since starting the business, skillslocal has evolved to offer new exciting services as new business needs have evolved and emerged.  This means we’ve been able to stay current and upto date. We work in partnership with a number of businesses and organisations and offer practical, cost efficient bespoke solutions.

We work with our clients to understand their needs and then develop a clear plan of action. We then tailor a programme that meets those needs head on, establishing a set of objectives that lead to real business benefits.


Examples of our work

Skills solutions

  • Currently supporting Winning Moves (contract holder) for the Collaborate Tourism project in Leicester and Leicestershire.
  • Developed and led the delivery of 9 Priority Sector Plans on behalf of learndirect for ESF Skills for Growth Bid in D2N2 region (£990k) and several sector-specific legacy projects.
  • Conducted research report on the Visitor Economy and Retail Sector in D2N2.
  • Mapped leadership and management training and identified gaps in provision in Lancashire and D2N2.
  • Supported learndirect with several funding contracts in D2N2, Heart of the South West and Lancashire regions.
  • Previous member of Buckinghamshire LEP’s Skills and Employability Board.
  • Supported SEMTA with national LEP engagement contract for 12 months.

Examples of our work

Organisational Development

  • Supported over 30 organisations to achieve the IIP national standard.
  • Facilitated a number of consultations and supported organisations with the introduction of major transformation projects.
  • Carried out business diagnostics to identify challenges and business improvements.
  • Delivered in-house training to employers on a wide range of areas including: Performance Management, Customer Service, Management Training.
  • Delivered Digital Business Skills training to over 50 SMEs in the Sheffield City Region following successful funding application via Local Response Fund.

Meet The Team

Tracy Duggan, FCMI Assoc CIPD
Tracy Duggan, FCMI Assoc CIPDDirector, Founder
The team is led and managed by Tracy who completes all project scoping and management of client relationships. She is supported by a core team which includes Helen Weedon, Office Manager. Dr Peter Gorry, IT Support and technical wizard!

Tracy has worked with businesses and the skills, education and training sector for over 20 years and held various roles at regional and national level. She has developed a number of national training national programmes ranging from customer service to management development and a series of training and engagement workshops and conferences. She has developed and led on several national campaigns to raise awareness of training programmes, apprenticeships, qualifications and products and services across the UK to both employers and key strategic stakeholders and influencers.

In addition, we work with a number of highly experienced associates who are brought in as required, this ensures costs are kept to a minimum. All individuals bring different areas of expertise to the Skillslocal offer.

Sarah Land is our HR Associate and she is an HR professional with over 18 years HR experience in distribution, call centre and sales environment. Experienced in change management, line management advice, disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancies, TUPE, recruitment, attendance management, workplace wellbeing, CSR strategy, creating and delivering HR polices, employment law and HR systems. Has held a range of roles from Senior HR advisor, Business Partner and worked in several large blue-chip organisations.

Our Happy Clients