About Us

NHG Timber Ltd is a UK based family business sourcing Tropical and Temperate Hardwoods as well as Softwood Clears. The company was founded in 1981 by Nick Goodwin on his return from seven years living and working in the timber trade in West Africa. The knowledge and experience acquired during this time led to a natural specialisation in West African Hardwoods which remains the core of the business today. We offer bespoke services to our buyers and suppliers, providing practical business solutions to accommodate differing requirements. Understanding the business needs of both our buyers and suppliers is an integral part of developing long term relationships which is always our ultimate goal.

Since its inception in 1981, NHG has developed into a leading international trader of hardwoods. Although the heart of our business remains West Africa our traders also source from Europe, North and South America and the Far East. We are proud of the fact that over the years we have sold into 65 different countries, providing our suppliers a diverse portfolio of markets in which to sell a range of species, specifications and grades.

Nick Goodwin retired from the business in May 2017 after a long and distinguished career spanning over 45 years in the trade. The company is now owned and run by his sons Guy and Ben Goodwin along with Stuart McBride who has worked with the company since 1995. The new management team boasts a wealth of experience between them and the company’s mature supply base combined with its reputation for quality, reliability and integrity stands it in good stead for the future. Our traders are each responsible for selling the product that they themselves source which provides them with the critical benefit of having an in depth knowledge of the product itself the markets it is procured from and the market it is sold to. This expertise along with the ability to create long lasting personal relationships is fundamental to their success. Supporting our traders is a highly competent team of sales assistants and an excellent administration department that together ensure our entire process from establishing contracts to delivering product to our clients is professional, friendly and efficient.

We encourage you to explore our website and make contact with our team who will be delighted to deal with your enquiries.