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 June 2017 - 8:14

Sears Canada undertakes major restructuring plan The department store chain has filed for protection from creditors as it aims to implement a long-term strategy focused on selling discounted designer labels and low-priced apparel under the Sears brand. Read more.

23 June 2017 - 8:10

Footwear retailer Brantano puts intellectual property assets up for sale The move comes after Brantano went into administration in March. "Brantano is highly recognised and, as a result, a very valuable brand," said Morven Fraser of Metis Partners, which is bringing the assets to market. Read more.

22 June 2017 - 8:29

Hobbycraft grows full-year sales by 4.3% to £158.3m The hobby and crafting specialist saw online sales rise by 29% during the year to 19th February. EBITDA fell 29% to £7.7m due to investment in its online platform "combined with unfavourable foreign exchange movements". Read more.