Hazel graduated with BA (Hons) Interior Design. After leaving university she worked for a large furniture manufacturer that produced kitchen, bedroom and study furniture, designing independent retail showrooms throughout the UK from initial concept to completion. She was also involved in the product development of new ranges of furniture. She later worked with developers designing kitchens and bedrooms.
Taking a career break, she volunteered at St Ann’s Hospice, working with patients doing art therapy for a year before joining Diane Berry Kitchens in 2012 to become an important part of their design team.