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Tuesday 12 March 2024

We bid a fond farewell to our Chairman of five years, Mike Tynan

As we bid a fond farewell to our Chairman of five years Mike Tynan, we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for the profound impact he has made on Training 2000.

Mike has a wealth of experience across a career spanning five decades in the International Nuclear Industry. He held senior positions for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL) in site operations, manufacturing, waste management, and decommissioning. He was Managing Director for the UK Nuclear Fuel Business based at BNFL Springfields, and was subsequently CEO for Westinghouse UK, an international nuclear services business, leading the licensing and business development for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor in the UK. Mike led an international joint venture for new nuclear build in the UK and has been at the forefront of innovation for nuclear power. He was appointed CEO of the UK’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) and commissioned its pioneering manufacturing facilities and supplier development programmes. Recently, Mike was appointed as start-up CEO for Cwmni Egino Ltd, a Welsh Government Company to develop the Trawsfynydd nuclear site in Snowdonia.

Mike was a founder Board Member of both the Lancashire LEP and the National Skills Academy for Nuclear. He has worked extensively with Government and chaired UK Governments independent Board for Nuclear Innovation. He works with Innovate UK on a wide range of innovation projects and is an experienced management consultant and non-executive director.

Mike is an accountant by profession and is a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants. He has an MBA (Lancaster) and is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Central Lancashire.

Mike played a key role in the merger of Training 2000 and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 2017-2018. Working with the Training 2000 team, Mike developed the value proposition and the business plan and drove a project team to generate improvements that provided a platform for future sustainability. He became Chairman the in 2018.

During his time as Chairman of the Board at Training 2000 Mike has been heavily involved in the business strategy and supported the Senior Management Team in both decision making and shaping the ethos of the business including developing its open culture, taking the risk averse approach to COVID safety and the introduction and embedding of the Home Working Policy to name but a few. Mike has also played a pivotal role in securing funding and continued support from UCLan. In short, his support has been unwavering and his advice invaluable.

As a token of our appreciation for all that Mike has done for Training 2000, a group of our talented engineering apprentices crafted a bespoke chess set for him. Mike was deeply touched by this gesture, describing it as "an outstanding piece of precision engineering and a joy to behold." He went on to express his gratitude to the apprentice team and their tutors, emphasising that the gift embodies the talent, warmth and kindness of Training 2000 and will forever remind him of the time spent with us.

Thank you, Mike, for your exceptional leadership and resolute commitment. From everyone at Training 2000, we wish you all the very best in your future endeavours and don’t be a stranger.

A group of our talented engineering apprentices crafted a bespoke chess set for Mike.
A group of our talented engineering apprentices crafted a bespoke chess set for Mike.