Textile Designer Recruitment

For the past 15 years Norfolk House has helped many talented textile designers find work within the INTERIOR TEXTILE INDUSTRY – both in the UK and abroad – with our recruitment service.

Diane Harding, Owner and Managing Director of Norfolk House, states, ‘There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than helping talented new graduates find their first design job in the industry. Getting them on that first step of the ladder to their dream job is extremely rewarding.’

Diane’s excellent eye for design and colour helps her to spot talent and marry the right designer with the right brand / manufacturer.

But its not just about new designers – Diane has found experienced highly qualified designers the perfect role in the industry whether full time employment or part time consultancy. 

Features of the Recruitment Service:

  • Norfolk House has found work for over 100 designers over the past 15 years.
  • Norfolk House has great contacts with many Textile Design Colleges and Universities in the UK.
  • We work closely with the client to understand exactly what they are looking to create a clear and concise job specification.
  • We email all job specifications to all college lecturers as well as our database of 100’s of designers.
  • We interview all applicants (100s per year) and Diane personally reviews their portfolio and CV, advising them on improvements.
  • Once the applicant’s portfolio is in order – and their personality and skills fit the client’s needs – they are invited for a 2nd interview with the client.

Past & Present Clients over the last 15 years include:·        


‘I would like to highly recommend Diane Harding at Norfolk House in helping us recruit high level designers to work in our design studio here at Furnishing Fabric Agencies. We have been working with her for over ten years and are delighted with the service she gives us and would highly recommend her.’ – Derek Freeney, Furnishing Fabric Agencies

‘We have used Norfolk House services for 4 years to simplify the recruitment of designers. Diane and her team provide an excellent level of service and we have always found the right professional for the role within Cleland McIver Ltd . We highly recommend the Norfolk House recruitment offer.’ – Richard McIver, Cleland McIver Ltd

‘My experience with Norfolk house has been commendable. Diane Harding has been a pillar of support and an amazing guide. From  getting feedback on my portfolio to helping me through difficult situations she’s always been there.’ – Mannat, Designer 

‘My year in India was absolutely fabulous. The position that Norfolk House found me was incredibly fulfilling & inspiring. It was a tough decision to move back to England, however my experience in India allowed me to find a great job nearer to home with a fantastic company.’ – Kristina, Designer

‘Norfolk House were so helpful during the process to getting me where I am now. They took care of everything from travel arrangements & liaising with the employer to organise accommodation, as well as being more than happy to answer any questions or concerns I had. I am looking forward to learning and embracing the environment I am in during my time working here in India.’  – Eleanor, Designer

‘I found Diane and Norfolk House have been supportive both initially and also during my time in India. The experience gained whilst working in Mumbai has been invaluable to me.’ – Rebecca, Designer

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