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 October 2017 - 8:51

Alistair McGeorge returns to New Look Alistair, a former CEO of New Look, is understood to have been advising the business on an ad hoc basis, Retail Week reports. It is unclear whether the appointment is a permanent or temporary one. It follows the recent departure of CEO Anders Kristiansen. Read more.

23 October 2017 - 8:14

John Lewis to launch new concierge-style shopping experience The service will go on trial at the retailer's new Oxford store when it opens on Tuesday (24th October). It will feature an 'Experience Desk' where shoppers will be offered assistance in planning their shopping within the store. Read more.

23 October 2017 - 8:10

Hobbs sees full-year gross profit rise 8.7% to £76.2m The fashion retailer also reported that sales rose by 9% to £119.5m in the year to 28th January. Hobbs has expanded its international footprint and now sells in 49 different countries through its ecommerce platform and store concessions. Read more.