Colin Leyden appointed RelyOn Nutec UK Managing Director to drive regional growth

23/01/2024
Colin Leyden (RelyOn Nutec UK MD)

RELYON Nutec UK (RelyOn), leaders in specialist safety training, competence and related services for safety critical industries, announces Colin Leyden as Managing Director, to drive regional and business growth as the company cements its presence in key energy and maritime hubs across the UK.

Colin, who joined the RelyOn Nutec Group in 2013, will maintain his current responsibilities as Vice President of Partnerships and New Markets for the Group as he takes the helm in this new appointment as managing director of the UK business.  Bringing more than 25 years’ industry experience to the role, Colin offers significant expertise in scaling businesses across the energy and engineering sectors globally.

In his new role, Colin will focus on supercharging RelyOn Nutec UK’s regional training hubs in Aberdeen, Teesside and Liverpool. Poised for investment in staff, facilities and equipment across these centres in 2024, RelyOn celebrated recent expansion in Liverpool, as well as a roll out of various technical training capabilities across all centres in the UK. Additionally, the continued development and growth of digital learning products for the energy sector throughout 2023 has prepared RelyOn for growth in the months to come. 

Colin Leyden said: “The UK is home to some incredible energy talent and as our sectors diversify, nurturing and developing this will be more important than ever. Homing in on regional hubs where existing skills lie and potentially untapped expertise is waiting in the wings, we are primed and ready to develop the energy workforce of tomorrow.”

Colin is joined by several other senior appointments as the UK arm of the business realigns itself for the road ahead. Lee Fenton has a new role of Operations Director and Catherine Liebnitz moves into the newly created role of Centre Director – Aberdeen, while Paul Alexander has been promoted to Sales and Marketing Director. Nicola Yates, who joined the business in December 2023, also joins the wider team as Head of Energy Transition. Together, these additions reinforce a highly capable and expert senior team, positioned to continue RelyOn’s growth trajectory across the UK in 2024.

Colin added: “By refreshing our leadership team, we’re not only demonstrating our readiness to continue to serve our customers’ existing needs, but also preparing to meet their future needs. We’ve been pioneering digital training solutions for some time now, and we’re already looking to what the energy sector wants next to service its ever-growing and diversifying sources. I’m incredibly excited to implement our expansion strategy with this team at the helm to ensure the continued success of the UK’s energy industry.”

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