Why work at Harlequin?

Harlequin is the world leader in floors and studio equipment for the performing arts. 

Established in the UK over 40 years ago, Harlequin is the performance floor of choice for the world’s most prestigious dance and performing arts companies, theatres, venues and schools, production companies and global events.

A family business with global reach, we have a passion for what we do and who we do it for. Harlequin work closely with dancers and dance scientists to provide all performers with the best possible floors, allowing them to give full expression to their creativity safe in the knowledge that the floor will not let them down.  The many Harlequin offices around the world work closely together, making it an exciting, friendly and fun place to work.

Why we're the best!

Harlequin’s experience and reputation are founded on the design, manufacture and supply of a range of high quality sprung and vinyl floors and dance studio equipment chosen by the world’s leading venues – from the Royal Opera House to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Paris Opera Ballet to the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

We also manufacture, supply and install an extensive range of floors for TV & film production, fashion shows, live entertainment, music tours, events and display.  Our Harlequin Hi-Shine event floors are chosen for their high gloss finish, durability, ease of ordering and fast delivery. Our Harlequin Reversible,  Reversible Pro and Clarity floors are perfect for touring and are ideal if a printed floor or projection surface is required. Among our many clients are the X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Take That, Michael McIntyre, Givenchy and numerous museums, production companies, fashion brands, set designers and cruise ships.

Office Locations

We are a global company with offices throughout the world

Featured Opportunities

Group Marketing Executive

This is an exciting role for a highly motivated and  ambitious individual with a genuine enthusiasm for business in a creative marketing environment. The role will be suitable for a marketing or business graduate, or someone with previous marketing experience.

The role will primarily provide support to the UK marketing team but will also assist other offices around the group. The ideal candidate will be proactive and will be able to work independently. They will need to produce monthly marketing reports and assist with marketing literature, advertisements and samples. They will also be responsible for  the organisation of material for all UK events.

The successful candidate will be highly organised with solid IT skills including experience using Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign. An understanding of WordPress CMS, DotDigital and Salesforce CRM would be beneficial but not essential.  The candidate will be a good communicator and a team player. A relevant degree or 1-2 years in a related role would be preferable.


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Procurement and Operations Director

The opportunity has arisen to lead the Group Purchasing, Operations and logistics function as a result of the incumbent moving to a new expansionary internal role. This has allowed us to refocus the existing Operations Director role, which reports directly to the CEO, Guy Dagger.

This role has three direct reports:

  • UK Warehouse Manager
  • UK Logistics and Purchasing Manager
  • Belgium Warehouse and Logistics Manager

There are a further nine warehouse and logistics staff reporting into the above roles.



  • Principally to oversee Group procurement, inventory management, transport, logistics and customer service
  • The role involves agreeing the specifications of materials with suppliers and from internal manufacturing and ensuring the entire operation to customer delivery
  • Negotiate with suppliers to agree supply terms, prices and discounts. Find new suppliers for existing products
  • Purchase materials, plan inventory and oversee warehouse efficiency
  • Ensure all operations are carried on in an appropriate, cost-effective way
  • Improve operational management systems, processes and best practices
  • Help the organisation’s processes remain legally compliant
  • Formulate strategic and operational objectives
  • Examine financial data and use them to improve profitability
  • Manage budgets and forecasts
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPIs
  • Recruit, train and supervise staff
  • Find ways to increase quality of customer service
  • Continue and improve environmentally conscious ethos



  • Proven work experience as Purchasing and Operations Director or similar role
  • Negotiation and purchasing experience
  • Knowledge of organisational effectiveness and operations management
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles
  • Excellent communication skills – foreign languages a significant asset
  • Leadership ability
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Ideally degree level qualifications in Business, Operations Management or related field

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Don't just take our word for it...

Working for Harlequin Floors has been like having an extended family for the last 15 years. I've seen Harlequin go from strength to strength over that time with dedication and commitment from employees who have been with the company for many years and to newcomers, who also want us to thrive and maintain our world leader status. We work hard and we play hard but that's Harlequin, the fabulous family company who have evolved year on year. Harlequin are also widely recognised for throwing the best Christmas parties!
Sue French Sales Executive
After dancing and performing from the age of 3 to 21 and getting a degree in Performing Arts, Harlequin seemed like the perfect fit for me. I love being able to discuss new studios, stages and projects with our clients that I have grown up admiring and following most of my life. Working at Harlequin is like a big family, we all help each other out and share ideas and exciting projects we are currently working on. In my spare time, I enjoy working as a Deputy Stage Manager on shows and pantomimes throughout the year.
Karen Woodward Sales Executive
As soon as I started at Harlequin, I instantly felt part of the team and knew it was going to be a great place to work. We work with a range of clients all around the world and I love hearing about all the brilliant projects they are working on. From dance and education to theatre and TV, there’s always something new and exciting happening!
Hannah Watkins Group Content and Communications Executive
No two days are ever the same at Harlequin! Every day there is something new to be working on. I love working with a great team to achieve a common goal and see amazing end results. I had heard of Harlequin’s reputation within the dance industry and feel very proud to now be part of it.
Paula Rogers Senior Project CoOrdinator