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

15 August 2018 - 16:23

Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner Philip Day in talks to acquire House of Fraser sites The retail mogul is reportedly holding discussions with landlords over a potential takeover of several stores, with plans to operate them under the Days Department Store banner. House of Fraser was acquired by Sports Direct late last week. Read more.

15 August 2018 - 8:34

AS Watson launches concept store in China in partnership with L’Oreal Colorlab by Watsons is intended to be an experience-led makeup store. AS Watson has opened three sites so far and plans to reach 50 across China by the end of the year as it moves to capitalise on the strong growth of the cosmetics market. Read more.

15 August 2018 - 7:48

80% of House of Fraser’s stores to stay open following acquisition Sports Direct CEO Mike Ashley has pledged to keep open several stores that had previously been set to close. The news comes alongside the announcement that chair Frank Slevin is stepping down after three years. Read more.