Sam Wood

With his many years experience in engineering and keen problem-solving skills, Sam is at the heart of all activities at NTR. Crucial in the integration of other businesses, as well as day-to-day operations, Sam is at the forefront of customer relationships and developing NTR as an off-site toolroom for our customers. Sam’s hands-on engineering means that not only is he well respected in the sector but he is also valued by his own team. Sam joined NTR as an engineering apprentice in 2008 and has grown successfully into the position of Ops Director with responsibility over manufacturing and production.



Leeds, Yorkshire


Joined NTR in 2008 as a 15 year old apprentice, as part of our investment in the future of engineering and of the business. Sam qualified with flying colours from his 4 year Precision Engineering Apprenticeship and quickly moved into a management role.

The rigorous, hands-on apprenticeship programme gave Sam a well-rounded understanding of engineering, but the practical experience in the role, has transformed him into one of the very best engineers that NTR has produced.

As Ops Director, Sam not only enjoys running the manufacturing facilities, but also relishes the responsibility of working with the while NTR Team in the way he experienced as a youngster joining the business. Sam believes in providing quality engineering to the exacting standards to meet customer needs.


  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering at Leeds College of technology.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (2x Distinction)
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Winmax CNC Machine Programming
  • Fork Lift Licence
  • Qualifications in Motor Vehicle Maintenance


Sam is a self-confessed petrolhead, and is genuinely inspired by the precision engineering involved in Formula 1. As a result, brings his own engineering skills into play for the maintenance of his own cars and bikes. Family is very important to Sam and he brings that same ethos to NTR, creating a strong bond with his team. For his sins, Sam has been a Leeds United fan for too many years.

Management Team

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


Philip Robinson

NTR Martin Hutchinson - Sales & Customer Service
NTR Martin Hutchinson – Sales & Customer Service


Martin Hutchinson

NTR Mick Sykes - Engineering Manager
NTR Mick Sykes – Engineering Manager


Mick Sykes


Charlotte Foster


Steve Hilton


Emily Ball

Blog Posts

Police Memorial | NTR Ltd

August 2021 / Sam Wood

Honoured to play a small part in the new Police Memorial

Bring to the table win-win survival strategies to ensure proactive domination. At the end of the day, going forward, a new normal that has evolved from generation X is on the runway heading towards a streamlined cloud solution.

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Cutty Sark Case Study | NTR Ltd

September 2020 / Cutty Sark

Remembering a great project from NTR’s past

It’s been many years since we were involved in the Cutty Sark project – but we won’t forget it in a hurry! Having recently visited Greenwich I’m still impressed at the scale of the project and its importance historically.
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New polo shirts for the NTR Team | NTR Ltd

August 2020 / NTR Team

A new look for NTR and the Team

As part of our in-house rebranding exercise, we’ve decided on a bold new look for NTR. We have been very fortunate that the global pandemic hasn’t hit us as hard as some of our friends and customers. Our new workwear, van livery and website really exemplifies the positivity and hard work that NTR is known for.
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Women in Engineering 2021 | NTR Ltd

June 2021 / Caroline Richardson

Celebrating our own women in engineering on International Women in Engineering Day 2021

This week at NTR-Limited we’re celebrating Women in Engineering 2021. Meet Caroline Richardson who is at the heart of everything we do. Her role as Commercial & Operations Manager is key to looking after our lovely customers and ensuring the smooth running of the office. And we’re also delighted to welcome on board Emily Ball and Charlotte Foster our new Graduate Apprentices. Three amazing Women in Engineering!
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