denza is an international recruitment company specialising in placing exceptional candidates in roles at every level in the fashion industry.


In 1988 Vanessa Denza founded Denza, a recruitment company known for exceptional candidate and client service.

In the 2004 honours list Vanessa Denza was appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for her outstanding contribution to the British fashion industry for the past 30 years.

Having originated specialising in recruitment for design Denza is now able to facilitate clients and candidates across non-design areas of fashion, in addition to senior and executive roles across all disciplines.

The company is now run by Emma Davidson who acquired the company in 2014 after having worked for Vanessa Denza as Vanessa’s right hand since 2008. Vanessa continues to consult for Denza.

Areas we cover are –

Design: Womenswear design, Menswear design, Childrenswear design, Lingerie design, Denim design, Knitwear design, Accessories design, Footwear design, Textile design for fashion (Print design, Embroidery design, Embellishment design) and Homewares. This is all roles at all levels from graduate to creative director.

Non-design: Product development, Production, Studio management, Fabric sourcing, Marketing, Design room assistance, Garment technology, Pattern Cutting, Visual Merchandising, Wholesale/sales Account management, Brand Management, Licensing and Consultancy. This is all roles at all levels from graduate to director.

We can use our years of industry background to advise on or apply to any search within the fashion industry not listed. As a privately owned independent company we are able to tailor make any search for our clients.