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

20 July 2018 - 8:23

Carrefour acquires French organic produce retailer Carrefour sees the acquisition as a key plank in its broader strategy to reach €5bn in organic products sales. The retailer plans to expand's store network and integrate its ranges into its own stores. Read more.

20 July 2018 - 8:00

Primark agrees three year partnership with Unicef to support the charity’s initiatives worldwide The ABF-owned value apparel retailer has committed to donating $6m to the organisation to fund its efforts, with a particular focus on Cambodia. $4m specifically will go toward educational programmes for vulnerable children in the country. Read more.

20 July 2018 - 7:51

Bestseller-owner Heartland backs German fashion etailer About You Heartland has reportedly taken a double-digit stake in the business with plans to help double About You's employee count to nearly one thousand over the next three years. Heartland owns several retail brands including Jack Jones and Selected. Read more.