Our mission and values

Our mission is to provide disabled people with Work Experience, Skills Training and Employment.  We help them to achieve greater independence, become more integrated into the community and where possible move them on to mainstream employment.

Our values are:

▪  To support equal opportunities and diversity, enabling each person to develop to their full potential
▪  To deliver comprehensive, high quality and competitively priced services to our commercial customers
▪  To assist disabled people into mainstream employment
▪  To develop the skills of disabled people to the highest standards
▪  To build the confidence and experience of our workforce


worklogWatford Sheltered Workshop Ltd was incorporated as a Limited Company, limited (by Guarantee) on 18 March 1963, and is also registered in accordance with the Charities Commission.

The Workshop was officially opened by the Mayor on 10th June 1964

From 1963 – 1998, the Company operated under the umbrella of Herts County Council, in terms of funding, but not management. It was decided thereafter that the funding received by the County Council from the Department of Employment would be paid direct to the Workshop. The Workshop still retains a strong relationship with County Council and operates as a training agent for a number of the Council’s clients.

Management of the Workshop is operated by a Board of Trustee Directors (one of whom is nominated by Herts County Council). The Board of Trustees do not receive any remuneration for their activities, operating on a purely voluntary basis.

We have a committed management team who look after the day to day operations and an enthusiastic group of volunteers who assist in a wide range of areas. 
Each week, the Workshop is attended by up to 50 disabled people with a variety of backgrounds and abilities.

Highly impressed by the customer service, quality of work and competitive pricing

I have always been highly impressed by the customer service, quality of work and competitive pricing at Watford Workshop. I gave Watford Workshop a job last month which involved multiple items to be delivered to destinations throughout the UK . The team at Watford workshop were able to see me at short notice, discuss the requirements , came up with useful and practical suggestions to ensure the job went smoothly and meet the deadline required. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their service to colleagues and other business owners as I know they will fulfil the brief exactly as per requirement and on time and on budget.

Damien Ellis – Director, All In One Merchandise

Watford Sheltered Workshop Ltd
Registered Charity Number: 229947, Company Registration No. 753764, VAT No. 197 3478 13
Registered address: Century Retail Park, Dalton Way, Watford, Herts. WD17 2SF.