Owner and Managing Director
Emma Davidson joined Denza in 2008. She worked as the right hand to Vanessa Denza before acquiring the company in 2014.
At the heart of Emma’s role, she is responsible for the delivery of service to our clients, from the first phone call to our office through to appointing a recruitment consultant to lead the search and ensuring everything is up to the high standards expected by a client working with Denza.
Emma’s background covers a variety of areas – Licensing (Playboy, Bonpoint, Celia Birtwell), Production, Wholesale Sales (for Katharine Hamnett), Visual Merchandising (Urban Outfitters), at one time a performing electronic musician and exhibiting artist. Also, Emma spends time consulting in the industry for LFW brands on running a business, wholesale strategy, HR procedure, employment contracts, book keeping, cash flow and budgeting. This mixed business and creative background – in Fashion and Music – has been a perfect template for joining Denza. This background experience also means Emma will be first port of call for general employment advice, advice for setting up small businesses (she has worked with Fashion Scout a number of times mentoring on this topic) and offering advice to clients on how to review their recruitment processes.
Emma is also involved in the academic side as Grand Jury Member for La Cambre Mode M1 & M2, Belgium, Industry Liaison for Fashion at University of Norwich, United Kingdom, Short Course Leader and Grand Jury Member at Institut Français de la Mode, France.
Emma covers all roles within the office from Senior or Executive roles (Creative or Design Director level) with specialist areas being Womenswear (all levels), Product Development and Lingerie.
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