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 February 2018 - 8:42

Grace Cole partners with House of Fraser The beauty brand will be available in House of Fraser stores across the UK by the end of February. Grace Cole also announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement to go on sale in two Harvey Nichols stores in Hong Kong. Read more.

23 February 2018 - 8:08

Spar Austria sales up 6.5% to €14.64bn in 2017 The retailer attributed the strong results to its steady expansion and the acquisition of 40 Billa stores in Croatia. International sales grew by 10% to €5.36bn for the period. Read more.

22 February 2018 - 8:34

Urban Outfitters opens first Paris store The US fashion and lifestyle brand began opening concessions in French department stores in 2013. The store will feature a mix of brands, with around 60% from Urban Outfitters and the rest from other labels and provided through special collaborations. Read more.