Our retail practice has placed key talent across UK and global retailers for more than 25 years

Retail is at the core of our business, giving us the opportunity to work with many leading retailers. We span all formats – from convenience to big box – and advise on board-level and strategically important functional roles. We actively track emerging industry talent, and pride ourselves on our leadership insight. The functions we specialise in include CEO/MD, Retail Director, Finance Director, Operations Director, Multi-Channel Director, Commercial/Trading Director, Marketing Director and HR Director.

Our Experience

Books & Entertainment
Department Stores
DIY & Homewares
Estate Agents
Home & General Merchandise
Grocery & Convenience
Health & Beauty
Sports & Leisure

Selected Clients

Key People

Moira Benigson

Moira Benigson

Managing Partner

Leading a global organisational restructure and sourcing exceptional senior talent in a number of global markets required a search partner who knew consumer markets exceptionally well and worked quickly to understand our brand. MBS was that exceptional partner. They worked with speed, integrity, and outside of hours on many occasions with myself to secure practically a whole new global Leadership team, ranging from Global CEO to a series of Country Head roles.

Sara Edwards - Global HR and Corporate Affairs Director, Crabtree & Evelyn

Latest MBS News & Intelligence

MBS News

23 May 2017 - 8:15

Topps Tiles reports ‘solid’ performance as half-year revenues hit £106.6m Revenues were down 1.3% in the six months to 26 April while adjusted pre-tax profit fell by 1.9% to £10.1m. The company opened eight new stores during the period, taking its total to 359, and plans a further ten for the second half. Read more.

23 May 2017 - 8:10

John Lewis, Debenhams and Ryman among brands backing new retail credit union The union, RetailCURe, has been launched to help employees in the retail sector to save and borrow money at competitive rates. Other backers include Iceland, New Look and Schuh. Read more.

22 May 2017 - 9:00

McColls plans bid for Tesco’s convenience store business McColls CEO Jonathan Miller told the Telegraph his company may look at buying part of Tesco, such as the One Stop convenience chain, if the Competition and Markets Authority places conditions on Tesco's £3.7bn acquisition of Booker. Read more.