Jamie founded Harlequin in 1998 after six years with The 16th/5th Queens Royal Lancers, a medium reconnaissance regiment in the army and saw active service during the first Gulf war. Having always wanted to run his own business Jamie 'discovered' a gap in the interiors market and Harlequin London was born. His vision for the company is to provide the very best service, advice and design possible for Harlequin's clients.
Loves: 'the people I work with', skiing, sailing, shooting and coffee. Long weekends in the Hampshire countryside surrounded by family and dogs.
Dislikes: early mornings, rudeness and poor service...
Alan 'crossed over' from fabrics to tableware and accessories in 2007. He brings an artistic flair and depth of industry knowledge to the sales team. A charming man with a calming manner, Alan is more than able to handle any situation or eventuality thrown his way – the word 'panic' is not in his vocabulary.
Loves: surfing in Cornwall with his girls, Mosie (his labradoodle), skiing and his collection of brightly coloured shoes.
Dislikes: Bad design and not being able to eat fish.
Having previously worked in fashion & journalism Alice made the transition to interiors after completely falling in love with the industry. After finishing her degree at the University of Creative Arts, she completed a Diploma in interior design. Alice has since gone on to work for LINLEY and Louise Bradley. She has recently joined the team at Harlequin and is a self-confessed over organizer with a total incompatibility to leave any project incomplete.
Likes: Red wine, a cheese board (at any time of the year) & discovering new fascinating pieces
Dislikes: Rudeness, paintballing & whiskey
After studying Philosophy at the University of York, Lucy moved to London to pursue her passion for Home Interiors and Design. She began her career at Laura Ashley within the Buying Department, specialising in Lighting, Soft Furnishings and Children’s Interiors. Transitioning from Retail to Trade, Lucy is our new Account Manager at Harlequin.
Likes: cooking, antique shops, the south of France
Dislikes: theme parks, horror films
Sophie completed a degree in Make up and Hair Design with Fashion Styling in 2011. She has since gone on to work as a PR assistant for both Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Dior. At the beginning of 2013 she decided to make the transition from fashion to interiors. Sophie is currently working on Harlequin London's PR and marketing.
Loves: Shoes, dogs, sunshine, friends & family.
Dislikes: Jellyfish, heights, bugs and burgers.
Charlotte came to Harlequin in late 2006 for a short term role to help organise the office before she left for a ski season. Whilst in Canada skiing she was greatly missed and therefore returned to join Harlequin fulltime. Her diligence and organisational skills have brought clarity to our purchasing department. Charlotte is key in ensuring our clients receive their goods on time.
Loves: Cocktails and skiing.
Dislikes: Baked beans and wine.
After studying History of Art at Oxford Brookes Eugenie went on to intern at Helen Green and Lawson Robb, which led her on to her role as Junior Admin Assistant at Harlequin.
Loves: Matisse, travelling and her dogs Coco and Pippet
Dislikes: Anchovies and heights
Livvy joined the team from George Smith early in 2010. Whether it is packing or unpacking boxes he is always happy and smiling, nothing is too much to ask of him.
Loves: Football, deep fried chicken and Mimi.
Dislikes: Spiders and Sunday nights.
Budgie was drafted in from construction to help his big 'bruvver', Livvy, in September 2011 and has not left. Now an integral part of Harlequin Budgie relishes every opportunity to embarrass his brother for our entertainment!
Loves: Partying, Macy and Myla (his children) and fast bikes.
Dislikes: Spiders, big dogs and anything reptilian. Hates fruit mixed with other food, must 'be on the side'.
Eman has recently returned to Harlequin after being on maternity leave, she is currently working as Special Projects Manager.
Loves: Tarantino films, exotic holidays (must be hot though), shoes, her daughter Lily and AKIO and YOSHE her Bengal cats.
Dislikes: Ironing, football, bananas, avocado and dogs.