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 pilots licence a few years ago, allowing him the freedom to follow his air photography. He also has a passion for collecting memorabilia – though his wife Rachel, has a very different take on this.

Management Team

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


Sam Wood

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


Philip Robinson

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


Mike Reilly

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


Mick Sykes


Charlotte Foster


Emily Ball


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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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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Police Memorial Case Study | NTR Ltd

August 2020 / Sam Wood

Honoured to play a small part in the new Police Memorial

The very nature of Manufacture-to-Print means that we don’t always discover the final application of the components that we produce. That’s why we felt so honoured when we found out that the brass pin assemblies and tie bars that Sam Wood and the team had manufactured, were to be part of something very special.
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Cutty Sark Case Study | NTR Ltd

September 2021 / Sam Wood

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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