Sponsors, partners and supporters

wtc_hiltonharringtonWatford MP Richard Harrington has been a keen supporter of The Watford UTC right from the start, working with sponsor David Meller and Michael Gove at the Department for Education to get the new school approved for a September 2014 opening. Read the original Letter of support from Richard Harrington MP and his support for our Open Day in February 2014.


We have had active and enthusiastic support from Hertfordshire County Council and Watford Borough Council.

Letter of support from Hertfordshire County Council

Letter of support from Watford Borough Council

We have also had a letter of support from Vicky Ford, Member of the European Parliament, and from the Watford and West Herts Chamber of Commerce
Discount for Watford UTC students from Giraffe

wtc_uhUniversity of Hertfordshire is our university co-sponsor. The University is already a partner of The Elstree UTC which opened in September 2013. The University is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector.

wtc_logo_hiltonworldwideHilton Worldwide, another long time collaborator, is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, and is growing faster than ever. Hilton’s Europe Regional Office is in Watford. Letter of support from Hilton.


wtc_logo_twintechnologyTwin Technology is based in Watford and is an IT services & data communications company. Twin Technology was early to implement a convergence strategy providing customers with virtualisation technology and advanced voice and data networks, implementation, security and support.




The Grove is a five-star luxury hotel set in 300 acres only three miles from the centre of Watford. It has an 18-hole golf resort and a fabulous spa.

wtc_logo_whistlwhistl (formerly TNT Post) is a leading parcel service provider and offers value-added e-commerce services such as return logistics. whistl is based in Watford and offers mail delivery services and is recognised as one of the most efficient postal operators in the world.

wtc_logo_watfordfcWatford Football Club is a Championship professional football club whose nickname is the Hornets. Sir Elton John, who owned Watford during both of Graham Taylor’s successful periods as manager, and Taylor are the club’s joint Honorary Life Presidents. In July 2012, former Italy and Chelsea player Gianfranco Zola was appointed as the club’s new manager. Letter of support from Watford FC.



wtc_logo_toshibaToshiba is a world-leading electronics corporation. Toshiba Computer Services Division is based in Watford and is responsible for notebook PCs, desktop PCs, servers, digital cameras and other computing peripherals as well as servicing Toshiba products.

wtc_logo_ciscoCisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.




wtc_logo__gaiaGaiaTechnologies is one of the leading providers of ICT solutions to UK schools, looking after over 500 education customers.Through a well-earned reputation for innovation, commitment to customer care and an unrivalled track record for on-time and on-budget delivery of projects, Gaia has established itself as a trusted partner for schools.




Warner Bros. has a 200-acre studio complex in Leavesden, Watford. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has over 5,000 visitors a day and is currently dedicated to Harry Potter.


Meller Educational Trust Contact Information:

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