Richard Kempster

Operations Coordinator, UK Office

Richard Kempster

Questions

How did you get into the forensic consulting industry?

In a very roundabout way: 4 years ago I was a Store Manager for a men’s fashion brand in the centre of London and was tired of doing the same thing day after day. I decided that I needed a change and went back to University as a “mature” student. At school, I was always very science-minded and Forensics had a little bit of everything I enjoy in it: from Chemistry and Physics to Law and Courtroom skills.

At the end of my first year I was lucky enough to discover that LWG Consulting (at the time) were looking for an Administrative Assistant to help with their London Office. From there my role, and the office in general, have grown and I am now thoroughly addicted to the work that we do.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding thing for me is being able to help people: whether that is one of our clients at what can be a stressful time following a disaster, one of the team here in London to try and make their jobs a little easier, or someone in one of our other offices worldwide.

What’s one of the most interesting projects you’ve been involved with as an employee at Envista Forensics?

Assisting with the reinstatement of a large data-center in the heart of London’s financial district following a flood caused by a burst pipe. It was interesting to see the complexity of a loss that from the outside seemed fairly straight forward.

What is your favorite thing about working at Envista Forensics?

The diversity of work that we receive; you never know what the next phone call might bring. In the same week, I have received calls from South Africa, Russia, France, and Middle East. Each call had its own unique problem and were looking for someone to help.

Fun Facts

I was born in Germany and lived there for 8 years.

I am a keen rugby player, having first started playing at the age of 6.

Growing up, I had a stripy tabby cat called Spot.

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