Michael Stubbs founded NFP Europe in 2005 as a result of his passion to bring innovative trends and practices from Europe and Scandinavia to the UK timber industry.

He felt it was about time that focus was put on high quality life cost products, instead of continuing the culture of price and volume being the top criteria.

As a fully natural and renewable source, we believe that timber should be the first choice for modern business and building materials  — and we are able to advise our clients on the right timber products for their specifications.

With a clear focus, and significant investment, NFP Europe has become best in class for:

Timber supply

From traditional sawn timbers to entirely custom engineered components, our entire product range is designed to exceed your expectations.


NFP Europe is the one stop shop for cutting-edge timber products. It’s our job to stay up to date with the latest solutions to meet your needs and industry demands.


With over 30 years experience in the timber industry, Michael has a strong education in wood science and timber trade practice as well as a passion for timber, forestry and the natural environment. All of this knowledge and enthusiasm is passed on to our clients through consultation and training.


Strong working relationships are a core part of NFP Europe’s success. Our hard-working team is friendly and approachable, and our clients are all treated with the utmost respect. We believe in a culture of honesty and reward for our employees, which is why they have been with us from the very beginning, and remain a part of the family today.

The Team

Michael Stubbs | Sales, Marketing & Product Development

Michael lived in Scandinavia for a few years working with a large Forest Products Group. It was through this role that he gained invaluable insight into modern practices within the paper, pulp plywood and sawn goods industries.

After a number of senior executive roles within Global Forest Product companies and management experience within divisions of both PLC and private timber companies here in the UK, Michael now uses his experience to develop the business. He also brings a wealth of maturity and experience in purchasing, sales, marketing and product development.

Through his career, Michael has earned significant respect and an excellent reputation with his partners and connections that include big brand names from within the industry.

“By working with us you can be assured of excellent service and sound advice. We take responsibility for our services, product advice and actions, always considering the wider impact of our recommendations on our partners, the environment and teams.” 

Alison McLaren | Company Secretary and Director of Finance

Alison looks after the finance and accounts for NFP Europe, but having been with the company from the very beginning she also understands the clients, suppliers and partners so well that she supports the business in a much broader way.

She will do whatever it takes to ensure that an order is made correctly, checking that the right goods are delivered at the right time.

“We stand by the service and results that we deliver, taking full ownership of the project to make certain our clients are happy.”

Roger Summer | Sawn Timber Sales and Technical & Sales Support for Novo-Tech GmbH

Roger heads up the sawn timber division and brings with him a wealth of experience gained within the Finnish and Baltic sawmilling industries. In addition Roger is responsible for the training, technical support and sales of our two composite decking brands EasyDeck and megawood in the North of the United Kingdom.

Roger’s knowledge of the industry at all levels has meant that suppliers and clients alike have trust in his advice and recommendations. Whether looking for and negotiating vessel volumes, or small intricate projects, quality price and service are never compromised.

With his office in Beverley Yorkshire it means that customers in the North of England and Scotland are within easy reach.

The NFP Europe Network

We have a number of partners and colleagues affiliated to the business that offer a combination of over 60 years of timber product development and sales knowledge. When working with NFP Europe, we can connect you with the right person to support your needs.