NTR Chris Weeds - Managing Director


Chris Weeds

Having purchased NTR Ltd in 2016 with 4 other investors, Chris Weeds has lived and breathed NTR ever since. With many years experience in engineering and business turnarounds, Chris is proud of where NTR is today. A natural leader with many, many years of knowledge, means that Chris is a well-respected entrepreneur and business owner. As Managing Director, Chris continues to build the NTR Team and mentor the senior leadership.



Mosbrough, Derbyshire


Chris is a tactical, strategic leader with an accomplished entrepreneurial style. He ensures successful delivery of revenue growth, product innovation and operational maximisation. Chris’ many year’s expertise in managing complex supply chain and business transformations, has adopted a defined management principle.

Focused on delivering significant stakeholder and client value, through his establishment of clear commercial differentiators, concerted utilisation of new products, effective manufacturing practices and new market exploitation. Enjoys senior interim roles, where operational transformation, commercial growth and new product innovation is a pre-requisite.


  • Fellow Chartered Management Institute Award FCMI
  • Masters in business administration (MBA) New Product Development, Derby University
  • Post Graduate Degree in Manufacturing Management, Derby University
  • MSc Quality Management – Complex NPI & Continuous Improvement, Nottingham Trent University
  • ONC & HNC – Mechanical and Production Engineering, Sheffield City Polytechnic 


A keen swimmer, Chris continues to compete at club level and is looking forward to taking on the veterans this year. An amateur drone operator, Chris gained his pilot’s licence a few years ago, allowing him the freedom to follow his love of air photography. He also has a passion for collecting memorabilia – though his wife Rachel, has a very different take on this.

Management Team

NTR Philip Robinson - Management Accountant
NTR Philip Robinson – Management Accountant


Philip Robinson

NTR Sam Wood - Operations Director
NTR Sam Wood – Operations Director


Sam Wood

NTR Charlotte Foster - Commercial Supervisor
NTR Charlotte Foster – Commercial Supervisor


Charlotte Foster

NTR Mike Reilly - Commercial Director
NTR Mike Reilly – Commercial Director


Mike Reilly


February 2020 / Sam Wood

Mick Sykes joins the NTR Team as Engineering Manager

NTR’s drive to add more skills to the team has culminated in the recruitment of Engineering Manager, Mick Sykes. An engineer with many years working in tooling manufacture with a specialism in CAD/CAM programming and design.
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April 2021 / Sam Wood

Amazing project for NTR Team – The Kelpies, Falkirk

It doesn’t seem two minutes since we were working on this amazing project. The 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), located between Falkirk and Grangemouth, stand next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron.
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August 2021 / Caroline Richardson

Legend Martin Hutchinson is back on the road

A huge “welcome back to work” to this legend: Martin HUTCHINSON. He’s had some remedial engineering work done of his own and is now basically our bionic man on the road! Martin has worked for NTR Limited for over 40 years so it’s felt very strange without him around.
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July 2021 / Sam Wood

Two new Hodge Clemco metal preparation units arrive at NTR

As part of our continuous improvement process, we were delighted to receive two new Hodge Clemco Limited metal preparation units. GM Sam Wood was impressed with the delivery, installation and service from the team at HC. Photographed is Barry Burton who recently returned to NTR Limited and whose work is critical when it comes to surface finishing and Fatigue Cracking Reduction (FCR).

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