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David Richardson

David Richardson

Chair, Stone Federation Technical and Sustainability Committees

Dave Richardson is Chair of the Stone Federation Technical and Sustainability Committees and a past of SFGB.  He is also a Director and Board member with London-based leading design and engineering based consultancy, FMDC. 

Dave is a highly qualified and experienced geologist, who is Director and Board member with FMDC.  He has a BSc in Geology, an MSc in Geomaterials, is a Chartered Geologist and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.  His extensive experience gives specialist knowledge of materials selection, testing, sustainability and ethical sourcing.  Dave is a past President of the Stone Federation GB, and is currently Chairman of the Technical and Sustainability committees. His work as a director at BRE also gave him considerable experience in other materials such as concretes and mortars. 

He has over 30 years of industry experience working as a geologist for large UK consultants, contractors and research-based organisations.  He is very client focussed and balances technical knowledge with commercial acumen, to deliver sound advice and direction in stone selection, procurement and installation for both new build and restoration projects. He has carried out numerous failure investigations and acted as an Expert Witness in Court. 



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  • "A brilliant variety of materials, Surface Design Show is always a great show to spot trends and see how they are evolving"
    Hamish Kilburn
    Editor, Hotel Designs
  • "Surface Design show is an incredible show for the sector, it has so many different materials and new ideas"
    Justine Fox
    Founder, Studio Justine Fox
  • "Surface Design Show has been a fantastic show for us, this year has been a busy show, and we have connected with lots of architects and interior designers. We will be back for Surface Design Show 2024"
    Matt Robb
    Digital Media Executive, Stone Federation Great Britain
  • "It has been a very good year for the show, creating a good opportunity to meet key players in the industry and for them to get to know our product"
    Guy Whitehead
    Group CEO, Armourcoat, Exhibitor 2023
  • "Surface Design Show 2023 has been especially good for us. It has been extremely busy with a good quality audience and very innovative materials on display"
    Laura Brown
    Rough Old Glass, Exhibitor 2023
  • "A very busy show which has given us multiple different enquiries this year. We will be leaving with lots of new inspiration!"
    Ka Shing Man
    Ritec, Exhibitor 2023



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