Executive Search

Each and every search we conduct is bespoke and we will tailor our process to meet our clients’ needs. Our process is pinpointed, yet comprehensive and, through regular communication, we work closely with clients throughout the process to ensure that we deliver the very best candidates with the strongest technical and cultural fit. Broadly, our search process comprises six key stages:


We take the time to properly get to know your business, to ensure we fully understand your needs and can be an effective ambassador for you in the marketplace. We look to meet the relevant leaders within your core proposition and go and see your key competitors.

Market Mapping

We run a comprehensive, rigorous and structured process reviewing all relevant companies in agreed target markets. Because we are consumer specialists, we leverage our existing network of tens of thousands of candidates to ensure you meet the very best candidates for each assignment.

Candidate Evaluation

Through detailed face-to-face interviews and assessment covering cover key skills and competencies, we pull together a longlist of potential candidates to present to the client.

Candidate Selection

Once a shortlist of candidates has been agreed, candidates will be interviewed by relevant parties at the client, while MBS manages the process.

Referencing & Due Diligence

As preferred candidate(s) emerge, further references, due diligence and, if required, psychometric assessments are conducted.


We actively reduce the barriers to closing a search by building strong relationships with candidates throughout the process.

Interim Appointments

Our core expertise lies in finding the very best talent to meet our clients’ needs - on a permanent basis. However, as we have unparalleled access to the best talent in our industry, clients do come to us with an immediate need from time to time and we are able to recommend currently-available candidates.

Board Assessment

We combine our own market insight with thorough assessment to help build a clear understanding of our clients’ needs and thereby maximise their organisational effectiveness. Our board assessment services include talent assessment and benchmarking, as well as leadership coaching.

Talent Mapping / Succession Planning

We have supported numerous clients who are seeking up-and-coming high-potential candidates, succession planning for specific roles, re-structuring/re-organising, or building out new business units by providing them with detailed, comprehensive and - often - global talent mapping.

Pre-deal Private Equity

Our dedicated Private Equity practice provides funds and portfolio businesses with a range of pre-deal services, including talent assessment, due diligence and executive search. We are used to working at pace, without compromising our standard rigorous, probing approach.


We work with a range of experts to provide our clients with a range of psychometric tools and other techniques to support the assessment of candidates.