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 July 2017 - 8:22

Boden to open first standalone bricks-and-mortar store later this year The fashion catalogue retailer has signed a 10-year lease on a 1,800 sq ft unit on the Cadogan estate in Chelsea, London. Founder and creative director Johnnie Boden said: "I'm so excited to be going into retail. This is a new chapter for Boden." Read more.

26 July 2017 - 8:17

Joules posts 34% rise in pre-tax profit to £10.1m The clothing retailer saw a 19.6% uplift in sales to £157m in the 52 weeks to 28th May. CEO Colin Porter said the business had "continued to expand and develop across distribution channels and product categories" in the UK and globally. Read more.

25 July 2017 - 8:15

Tesco rolls out same-day online delivery The service, which was launched across London and the South East in 2014, will now cover 99% of UK households, Tesco says. Shoppers will be able to order an unlimited number of grocery items online by 1pm for delivery from 7pm onwards. Read more.