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Manufacturing expert joins NLT board

Simon Winfield, Group Managing Director of Chesterfield-based Phoenix Group, has joined NLT Training Service’s Board of Directors, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector to the board.

Simon joins the eight strong board and will play an active role in advising on and shaping strategy for the future development of NLT and its charitable activities.

Phoenix Group, a manufacturer of high-quality industrial sealing products, has recently acquired NLT’s headquarters, Devonshire House in order to expand its operations.

NLT will continue to be based out of Devonshire House and will look to expand its range of training provision with support from Phoenix Group using its own expert engineers to deliver high quality joint integrity training. The appointment of Simon will also help NLT stay ahead of the curve with the manufacturing sector and respond accordingly to the expected surge post-lockdown.

Simon commented: “I am delighted to join NLT’s board It is a fantastic organisation that I really believe in and the people are great too. Training is essential to the world of manufacturing and engineering. It has always been something I’m passionate about, so the connection and collaboration with NLT makes complete sense.”

Simon is positive about the UK’s manufacturing and engineering sector: “Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to shop local – contributing to the country’s economy. We’re now looking to expand the manufacturing side of the business as we believe there will be a real surge in UK manufacturing after this terrible pandemic,” he said.

For information on how NLT is continuing to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, please get in touch with the team on 0333 880 3540. Or, to view the range of commercial training available with NLT, please visit

NLT Training Services supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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