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 MooneyOCCA 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 enables us to continually evolve in our industry.

  2. We not I

    We are Team Occa. We are collaborating partners. We work for each other, our clients, our suppliers & the wider design teams – because 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 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

We are situated in the heart of the city, within one block of Glasgow Central Station – and are surrounded by every coffee and sandwich shop known to man!

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 an inclusive and sociable bunch at Occa, and while we work hard, we like to enjoy our fair share of quality days & nights out too.

The Faces Behind it All Our team

  1. Kate Mooney

    Occa Founder

    With a background in architecture and thirty years’ experience in interior design, Kate has a wealth of knowledge in hotel & residential design and the associated supply chain. 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 client’s lives and organisations

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  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.

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  3. Lauren Welsh

    Senior FF&E Buyer

    Educated to degree level and with over 10 years’ experience in Buying, 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.

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  4. Emma Rintoul

    Interior Designer

    With over seven year experience within the industry Emma’s a skilled designer who’s worked primarily in hospitality and residential design, developing many branded and independent hotels, working through initial concept stages, to producing detailed drawing packages for tender and construction and completing projects on site.

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  5. Jennifer McIntyre

    Interior Designer

    Jennifer has first class honours degree in interior design and over ten years’ experience working in branded hospitality projects across many global hotel brands. A skilled problem solver and space planner, Jennifer specialises in creating designs that flow effortlessly across a property, both operationally and from a guest experience.

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  6. Zoe Mercer

    Interior designer

    A first class honours graduate, Zoe has gained nearly four years industry experience, working in a mix of large design offices & small independent design studios. A talented designer who’s highly skilled in drawing packages and presentations, Zoe loves working on bespoke bars & restaurants & high-end residential projects.

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  7. Robert Paton

    Design Associate

    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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Jessica Hall

    Procurement Admin

    With a Bsc in Fashion & Textiles Business and an aptitude for numbers, Jess brings her creative thinking and commercial acumen to the the procurement team. Continually reviewing and improving processes she ensure Occa’s order admin and logistics services run like clockwork, while shipping products globally to meet project demands.

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