Our Team

Management Team

Our Management team at the Workshop have a wealth of experience to help to efficiently and effectively run our charity.   They also  provide support and deliver training to our service users. They are all dedicated to giving ever service user who joins us, every chance to grow in both confidence and in their experience and skills. We could not ask for a more committed team.

Linda McIntyre

General Manager

Mathew Nkwonta

Workshop Supervisor

Mussarat Parveen

Team Leader

Julia Normoyle

Training Officer

Parveen Karim

Team Leader


The Watford Sheltered Workshop is a company limited by guarantee governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. The company was registered as a charity on 17th August 1966.

As set out in the Articles of Association, Trustees are elected to serve for three years and reviewed each year at the AGM. External parties who are entitled to appoint Trustees are Hertfordshire County Council and Watford Borough Council. Trustees who are targeted to become members of the Management Committee are selected to provide a wide knowledge and experience in the area of working with people with disabilities. The Trustees, who are all volunteers, are also the Directors of the Company.

Peter Jones

Chair and Human Resources Director

Ronnie Jacob

Finance Director / Company Secretary

Keith Champion

Technical Director

Dr Gordon Sellers

Health and Safety Director


Paul Trainor

Commercial Director

Frances Button


Dr Nuttan Tanna


Tim Williams




Our team of around 15 volunteers makes it all possible. With varied skills including IT, production management, manufacturing jigs & tools, maintenance & projects, cooking, finance, health & safety, human resources and working on the shop floor, they provide invaluable assistance.

In March 2012 Watford Workshop was one of the first organisations in Hertfordshire to be awarded the Valuing Volunteers accreditation

We have been very lucky over the past few months in securing the help of a number of organisations. Halifax and DeLage Landen have been providing us with volunteers who have worked on a number of projects. Halifax worked with us over 2 days providing volunteers to work with our service-users enabling them to find out more about the people we support. DeLage Landen, as well as helping with work within the Workshop, helped us improve our garden and paint our storage unit. We would like to give a big thank you to both organisations and hope to see them again soon!