About Us

The Detective Project offers forensic science-based events that explore the way in which crime is investigated in the 21st Century. The Detective Project’s award-winning events are based on real forensic investigation techniques and are great fun for children and adults alike. The workshops are the perfect idea for kids parties, school activities, youth groups, grown-up parties, corporate events or team-building events.

We currently operate in and around the West Country, Yorkshire, Sussex, London & South East but go on road trips to other areas. We’re also on the lookout for more presenters and franchisees…

Why Us?

We are award winning, our workshops are written and presented by experts in the field and we have years of experience.

We also love what we do and it shows 🙂

Scroll down to read about the team.

Meet the team

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and her skeleton, Sherlock Bones


Jenny  was a detective with the Metropolitan Police and Avon & Somerset Constabulary for 14 years. She saw an opportunity to use her hard-earned skills and experience to offer something new and exciting for kid’s parties. An initial trial party for her own children proved hugely successful and shortly afterwards CSI Kids was born.

Jenny then worked with teachers to develop forensic science workshops that were aligned to national curriculum objectives. This lead to work with primary and secondary schools, holiday clubs and youth groups, in developing children’s interest in science through hands-on forensic challenges.

After repeated requests for an adults version, the format was adapted for adult workshops and powerful team building events, with great results.

In 2013 the franchise opportunity was launched and The Detective Project is growing steadily as we select the right people to join the team.

Jenny is based at the company HQ in Bristol and runs the Bristol events.  She also manages the franchise with a small team in the office.

In 9 years the company has grown from the seed of an idea to a successful franchised business.  We’re looking forward to growing the business further  – who do you know who could join our team?

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and her skeleton Napoleon Bone-apart


Louise has been a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) since 1997 – working in Cambridgeshire initially, and is now in based in North Yorkshire.  In this time, she has attended thousands of crime scenes, from assaults to burglaries, and robberies to suspicious deaths. Evidence which she has found and recovered as part of the investigation has led to numerous arrests and convictions, and she has many stories to tell!

When she discovered The Detective Project, Louise thought that it was an ideal way to use her skills and knowledge in both a fun an educational way, knowing how inquisitive and interested people – both young and old – are about forensic science and police investigations.

Louise now works part-time as a CSI so she can run The Detective Project events and spend more time with her young family. She loves putting the fun into science and investigation with The Detective Project.

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Louise & Llorien

and their skeleton Indiana Bones


Llorien and Louise have over 20 years experience between them of investigating serious crime. They worked together as detectives in CID departments in London and realised they shared a passion for encouraging children and young people to develop an interest in police investigation.

Llorien was a primary school teacher for 7 years prior to joining the police and is therefore experienced in engaging a range of young age groups. She holds a degree in Education and Literature as well as a PGCE in primary education.

Louise is experienced in youth engagement in deprived areas by promoting positive diversion activities for young people who may otherwise fall into gangs and crime. She holds a degree in Law (LLB).

Their skills, experience and enthusiasm have been combined to offer fun and informative Detective Project workshops and parties in the Essex area.

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If you have any questions,  don’t hesitate to contact us by clicking here or call us on  0117 2440053 or 07971 189497.

mcdonalds award
2012 juniors award
silver website award
vanus award