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.

Simon said: “NLT 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.”

“Amidst COVID-19, 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.”