We love watching people develop in their roles, challenging themselves to continually learn & grow... combine this approach with passion & initiative and you can achieve anything.

Kate Mooney OCCA Founder

Our Core Values

  1. Dare to Disrupt

    Make a difference and challenge the status quo everyday. This is not disruption for the sake of disruption, this is positive disruption that powers us to continually grow & evolve in our industry.

  2. We not I

    We are Team OCCA. We are collaborating partners. We work together with each other, our clients, our suppliers & our wider design teams - because we know that together we can achieve so much more.

  3. Do the right thing

    Our integrity is integral to our business. It is something that we won't compromise. Difficult choices often have an easy or a hard answer. We pick the right one.

  4. Challenge Accepted

    We are a dynamic team of positive, proactive problem solvers. No challenge is too big. For us it's always yes first and how second. Grab the opportunity to exceed expectations.


Working At Occa

At Occa we empower our team to be collaborative, creative, curious and continually learning. We encourage a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation in the studio and are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for personal growth & development.

As a small but growing business, we’re always on the lookout for ambitious people with shared principles and diverse talents to join the team. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.


Great Location

Our studio is situated in the heart of the city, within one block of Glasgow Central Station and we are currently working on a hybrid model with 2-3 days in the office and the balance at home.

Competitive Salary

We reward great work with great salaries - and bonuses. When you go the extra mile and make a difference, we recognise it.

Personal Development

We encourage continual learning and personal development and will support you in any training, development and charitable work you want to do.

Make a Difference

OCCA is a small but growing studio where your contribution will matter and you can make a positive difference to our projects and the business.

Holidays & Flexitime

At OCCA you'll receive 28 days statutory holiday plus your Birthday and Christmas Eve as paid leave. We also offer flexible working patterns.

Welcoming & Friendly

We're a sociable bunch at OCCA, and while we work hard, we're not shy of enjoying some great Team days & nights out too.

The Faces Behind it All Some of Our Team

  1. Kate Mooney


    With a degree in architecture and over thirty years’ experience in interior design, Kate has a rich background in hotel & luxury residential projects, operations & procurement.

    She has a track record of leveraging technology & innovation to solve project challenges and loves nothing more than delivering transformative projects that make a positive difference to her clients’ lives and organisations.

    Kate Mooney – Occa Founder
  2. Karen Moon

    Director of Procurement

    Karen has over 20 years’ experience in buying and merchandising functions and a degree in Business Economics. With her sound financial disciplines & commercial expertise, Karen is responsible for financial budgeting, controls and real time reporting across the Occa portfolio, ensuring client’s benefit from her strict “no surprises” policy.

    Karen Moon – Procurement Director
  3. Robert Paton

    Studio Director

    A qualified interior designer with significant architectural experience, Rob has over 20 years’ experience in the industry. With a particular interest in conservation, contemporary interiors & lighting design, Rob’s gained a breadth of experience resulting in the completion of many high-quality projects over a wide range of sectors.

    Rob Paton – Studio Director
  4. Jim Mooney

    Commercial Director

    With over 25 years of experience growing businesses in technology, software, and e-commerce, Jim is OCCA’s Commercial | Business Development Director.

    Jim’s remit is to uncover potential new projects and our clients’ challenges, then share with them our world-class Interior Design, FF&E Procurement and Branding Teams.

    Jim enjoys discovering the vision that clients have for their properties and then engaging the Team OCCA experts to craft the design and deliver the products that bring that vision to life successfully.

  5. Pete Pelosi

    Creative Director

    With over 15 years of experience in the Creative Industry, Pete has developed a varied skillset and eclectic portfolio, working with some of the world’s biggest brands.

    Pete Pelosi – Creative Director
  6. Lauren Welsh

    Head of FF&E

    Degree educated with almost 16 years’ rich experience in FF&E Buying across retail & ecommerce and hotels & hospitality, Lauren’s product knowledge, commercial awareness & negotiation skills make her a force to be reckoned with. Through regularly attending international trade shows & pouring over the latest supplier collections, Lauren keeps her finger on the pulse with what’s new in the industry

  7. Caitlin Fraser

    Interior Designer

    Caitlin Fraser – Interior Designer OCCA Design Studio
  8. Courtney Keating

    Interior Designer

  9. Jim Dandie

    Furniture Designer

    With over 25 years’ experience as a qualified interior designer, Jim’s love of problem solving, attention to detail and beautiful finishes, results in striking furnishings & designs on our projects. Highly skilled in the area, he specialises in shopfitting and cabinet making, confidently taking initial concept sketches through to finished production items.

  10. Luke Zammit

    Interior Designer

    Luke is a qualified Spatial Designer with experience in commercial, hospitality, retail and luxury residential projects. He is ambitious and creative, with a passion for interior and architectural design.

  11. Sarah-Jayne MacNaughton

    Interior Designer

    Sarah-Jayne MacNaughton – Interior Designer OCCA
  12. Jessica Hall

    FF&E Buyer

    With a BSc in Fashion & Textiles Business and an aptitude for numbers, Jessica brings her creative thinking and commercial acumen to the the Buying Team. Continually reviewing and improving processes, she ensures OCCA’s order buying and logistics services run like clockwork, while working with our global supply chain to ship products worldwide.

  13. Khloe Croal

    Procurement Admin

  14. Erin Mooney

    Brand Development Manager

    With a degree in International Branding & Business Management, Erin brings almost 10 years of experience across Buying, Merchandising, Branding and Marketing roles to OCCA. She is passionate about creative branding, business communications and the transformative effect PR and social media marketing have in driving business growth.

Working at OCCA Recruitment

Current Vacancies

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