Mick Sykes | Engineering Manager | NTR Ltd


Mick Sykes

With over 30 years experience in both engineering and tooling design, Mick brings both hands-on skills along with over 20 years managerial expertise to NTR. Mick’s unparalleled CAD/CAM knowledge and CNC programming skills have widened the service offering for NTR and provided mentoring capabilities for the wider team.



Leeds, Yorkshire


Mick is a true design engineer with an intricate knowledge of tooling design and development. Beginning his career back in 1981, Mick has honed his skills from hands-on methods to expert use of CAD/CAM.

With years of production engineering experience in tooling with key skills in grinding, turning, milling and boring, Mick then turned to technology to advance his career. By developing first from CNC Programmer and Operator through to a CAD/CAM programmer, Mick was able to bring fresh capabilities for the companies that he worked for.

From 3D die milling, electrode manufacture Mick broadened his horizons from the plastic industry, to the exacting standards of the automotive sector. Now at NTR, Mick is heavily involved with many other sectors including nuclear, defence and transport.

With his calm and logical approach, Mick is a great team player who handles tight deadlines and business critical orders with efficiency and excellent attention to detail. His management skills are very much leading by example and he is very well respected by the team.


  • Advanced programming Hiedenhain CNC control and Herco Ultimax
  • Herco CAD/CAM
  • Advanced programming CADDS5/CVNC
  • PDGS Systems management and design
  • Delcam: Basic course, modelling, advanced modelling, machining, advanced machining
  • Powershape and Powermill


Mick has a passion for skiing and travels the globe finding the best slopes. So far his favourite destination would have to be Norway, a country he fell in love with. His need for speed and the great outdoors doesn’t stop there.

Like many of our engineers, Mick loves motorbikes, reconditioning classic cars and has built his own kit car. In Mick’s world if he can’t find the right part for a vehicle he’s working on, he simple makes a new one – a pretty handy skill to have. Although he started his working life training to be a motor mechanic, engineering has proved just as rewarding to Mick when it comes to cars and bikes.

Management Team


Sam Wood

Philip Robinson | NTR Ltd


Philip Robinson

Caroline Richardson | Customer Services Manager NTR Ltd


Caroline Richardson

Martin Hutchinson | NTR Ltd


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Mick Sykes joins NTR | NTR Ltd

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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The Kelpies, Falkirk - NTR Ltd

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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Martin Hutchinson Back on the Road | NTR Ltd

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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