• Skills Solutions

Skillslocal’s Areas of Expertise

Helping deliver skills solutions that drive productivity and economic growth. We work with a range of organisations, businesses and commissioners. We offer practical, cost efficient bespoke solutions.

We work with you to understand your needs developing a clear plan of action.

We start with the end in mind and work with you to define exactly what you want to achieve from our support. We then tailor a programme that meets those needs head on, establishing a set of objectives that lead to real business benefits.

Our expert team of Associates and trainers deliver creative and innovative programmes that are results-focused, participative and memorable.

We cover areas such as skills delivery and development, funding support, partnership development and project management and we also work with a range of technology partners who we’ve hand picked.

Solutions that all help achieve efficiencies in the area of skills delivery .

Recent projects include:

  • Developed and led the delivery of 9 Priority Sector Plans on behalf of learndirect for the ESF Skills for Growth Bid in D2N2 region (£990k).
  • Supported Semta to develop key strategic relationships with the 36 Local Enterprise Partnerships and raise awareness of their offer.
  • Developed a pilot for the Lancashire Skills Pledge on behalf of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.

Skills Strategy

We work with you to develop successful skills strategies.

Developing successful strategies

Whether you need to deliver a strategy for a major project or individual businesses.

Project Management

We support you to deliver outstanding skills projects

Experienced and Knowledgeable

With over 20 years of experience delivering local, regional and national skills projects we are flexible and adaptable.

Research & Evaluation

We conduct research and evaluation

Expertise as and when you need it

We bring in our experts which makes the solutions effective and cost efficient.


We've selected the best learning technology out there to help reduce costs

Helping you reduce costs

By working with our partners we can help you plan the best solutions for your needs!

Funding Support

To ensure you get the most from any funding available

Help to secure funding

We will work with you to identify funding opportunities, access funding and maximise it!

Partnership Development

We can help you build successful partnerships

Partnerships are key to business growth

By working across our networks we help you to identify ‘win win’ partnerships and relationships

What we offer

We can also work with you on specific projects so if you are looking for additional support .  Our bank of associates are all experienced over many years and will be able to help you develop innovative and creative solutions to meet your needs.

Call us for a free consultation to see how we can help.

Why Choose Us?

  • Bespoke solutions for all your training and skills needs
  • Creative and innovative skills and training solutions
  • Skilled programme and project management
  • Free consultation which will detail next steps
  • Call to arrange a no obligation consultation.

What Clients Say

Focused and action oriented, Tracy has tremendous positive energy and has been an inspiring partner to work with. Her tenacity in project management is what gets things done and she has that rare ability to see the big picture whilst driving forward with the details.
Guy Douglas, Connected Places UK
Tracy supported me on a project to produce a bid for the provision of employment services within Greater Manchester. Her expertise in developing innovative but realistic solutions was invaluable and she became an integral member of the team. She was positive and professional throughout the project and helped us develop effective relationships with key strategic partners. Tracy was very supportive to less experienced members of the team and was always willing to share her knowledge and experience. She not only helped to ensure that we provided a very high quality bid but was also a pleasure to work with.
Rob Charlton, Managing Director at Occupational Psychology Solutions Ltd
Tracy and I worked together for several years as part of the Skills for Business Network in the North West. Tracy managed multi-stakeholder partner relationships and supported the work of individual Sector Skills Councils in their dealings with North West partners and agencies. Tracy was always thoroughly committed and enthusiastic in her work and was frequently able to identify new solutions and different ways of working to achieve results. She is always friendly, reliable and engaging, and I always appreciated and valued her support and input.
Jaine Chisholm-Caunt, Director General at GAFTA
Tracy was a member of the BTVLEP Skills Board for just over a year and brought an informed voice on engineering and the widers kills landscape to the table. She was hugely instrumental in Bucks developing an active relationship with SEMTA and was always enthusiastic, erudite and a pleasure to work with!
Jackie Campbell, Skills Development Manager, Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership
I have had the privilege to have worked with Tracy for over 10 years, first in a partnership capacity and then as part of my team at the National Skills Academy for retail (NSAR). Tracy is passionate about skills development and is creative and innovative in finding the right solutions. She has shown herself to be fully adaptable, flexible and multi-skilled having undertaken a variety of complex projects and product developments over the years, including the highly successful WorldHost Destination campaign, she is more than able to operate strategically as well as operationally. She developed several national training programmes on behalf of the NSAR and People 1st to address national skills shortages which were commercially viable. She builds positive relationships and partnerships and is an effective networker. I would have no hesitation recommending Tracy and believe she will be an asset to any business in her new venture skillslocal and I wish her great success. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Jane Rexworthy, Executive Director, International, People 1st