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Richard Allison

Founder | CEO - 1969 - to date

Richard brings a lifetime of skills to THE FOSSIL STORE and these are evident in every aspect of the company.

A veteran of his trade, Richard seamlessly combines sophistication and tradition to create a unique experience for customers. Bringing an imposing lifetime of knowledge and expertise, his impressive eye for palaeontological specimens and artefacts, with his acute attention to detail have seen THE FOSSIL STORE™ gather an enviable following of loyal customers and become one of the foremost figures in the world of fossils.

His commitment to the venture and strenuous dedication to hard work laid the foundations for the hallmark success that THE FOSSIL STORE™ enjoys today, and Richard's passion to provide quality products and the pursuit of perfection has seen THE FOSSIL STORE become the go-to destination for fossil enthusiasts. By pairing his accoladed eye for detail with the ardent support of Benjamin, Richard has been able to mould THE FOSSIL STORE into an elegant and well-respected emporium of museum quality fossil statements for the world of interiors.

There is no doubt that Richard's achievements have stoutly established him as one of the most reputable fossil entrepreneur of this generation. Benjamin and Richard prove to be an indomitable team, driving the company to further heights and achieving feats that once felt attainable.


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Benjamin Allison

Partner | Director - '2001 - to date

In 1992, Benjamin's curiosity was piqued while exploring the dry riverbeds of the Atlas Mountains, when he discovered his first fossil. A passion was lit, inspiring Benjamin's world travels where he began to trade in palaeontological items come 2002. After two decades of discovery, Benjamin has breathed new life into THE FOSSIL STORE™ by introducing a new vision for the business. He has aimed to provide only the very best, featuring the finest quality from every step of production and always completing the process with timeless expertise. There is no doubting Benjamin has certainly achieved his goal here at THE FOSSIL STORE™ with effortless British sophistication, he continues to deploy remarkable efforts to push this business to further heights, setting trends along the way.

Benjamin's expertise lies at the heart of THE FOSSILSTORE, where his influence is seen behind all decisions. But it is his attention to detail in the realms of online branding, website coding, marketing and CAD for his hallmark AES,META and KHRÔMA stand series. Such commitment to excellence ensures that any new materials he produces are rarely seen on the online shop as they are generally sell before reaching it. Benjamin's productivity only serves to further his own goals, and those of the business, even while also managing his own award-winning ventures, V® and BRWA™. This all bodes well for the future of THE FOSSILSTORE™, surely to be a grand achievement in Benjamin's repertoire - so watch this space!




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