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

26 September 2018 - 8:23

Card Factory positive regarding future outlook despite a challenging decline in footfall Online revenues accelerated by an impressive 85% despite competition from rivals such as Moonpig, and the retailer aims to exploit cheap rents by expanding across the country. Chief Executive Karen Hubbard is confident of future growth. Read more.

26 September 2018 - 8:18

Lidl trials one hour grocery delivery in Dublin The grocer will enable customers to order frozen, fresh and ambient food via a smartphone app. The strong statement of intent by the German chain comes as supermarkets are increasingly launching rapid 'last mile' delivery services. Read more.

25 September 2018 - 8:48

Hotel Chocolat announces 13% increase in pre-tax profit and intent to expand internationally The chocolatier will open stores in New York and Tokyo this winter, as well as expand its presence in Scandinavia through a franchise partnership. The opening of 15 new stores in the UK and Ireland drove the domestic growth. Read more.