Meet The Team

Please read the information below to find out more about our team!

Chris Farkas
Consultant -


I have been with the company since its inception in 1983. I retired as Managing Director at the end of 2016 and now offer my services in a consultancy capacity, whilst still being involved with a number of key sales accounts that I have dealt with for many years.
I am married with two grown up children and enjoy playing golf, travel, the theatre, good food, wine and real ale.

Paul Newman
Director -


I have worked at NFS since 1983, joining just after it was formed. I am a director of the company since 2012 and my areas of responsibility are Quality, Health and Safety and I head the Warehouse & Processing Team. I also have particular responsibility for the development of our associate company, Engravamet. I am married and have 4 children ~ 3 boys and 1 girl. We all enjoy walking, swimming, football & golf ~ the later being my main interest. I live in the Shropshire market town of Ludlow, visited by tourists from all over the world

Steve Barnes
Sales Director -


Steve joined NFS in November 2012 and has been involved in the non �ferrous metals industry since the mid 1980�s having previously held a senior position with Battery Rolled Metals Ltd.(both at the Birmingham and Wolverhampton plants) until 2004. Between 2004 and 2012 he worked for Birmingham Rolled Metals Ltd, whose main activity was as the international agent for a USA manufacturer of Plate, Strip & Tube products

John Smeeton
Senior Sales Executive -


"I left school at 16 and have been in the industry ever since! Early experience was with Star Aluminium prior to joining NFS in 1997. Today I have particular responsibility for Commercial Sales. Married to Lin, we have 2 children and have interests in Gardening & Travel"

Amanda Slater
Accounts Manager -


I'm Amanda ~ I have been in accounts for most of my working life. I joined NFS in 2003 as Accounts supervisor and am now Manager of the department. I am a family lady with two sons ~ James & Daniel.

Stuart Williams
Sales & Admin Executive -


I'm Stuart and have been with the company since 2007. I joined as a stock control and sales trainee and now look after my own sales area and enjoy visiting my customers. My hobbies are football and helping out at my church.